Eli Perencevich, MD, MS, Named Associate Chair for Clinical and Health Services Research

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Eli Perencevich, Professor of Internal Medicine and Epidemiology, has accepted the position of Associate Chair for Clinical and Health Services Research. In this role, Dr. Perencevich will focus on strengthening and expanding the Department’s research portfolio in these areas. He has articulated a clear vision, which aligns closely with our goals of increasing […]

Zabner Inducted to ACCA

At the recent meeting of the American Clinical and Climatological Association (ACCA) in Hot Springs, Virginia, Dr. Joseph Zabner, Director of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine, was inducted as one of its newest members. The ACCA has existed since 1884 and was first organized by physicians and scientists to combat tuberculosis. […]

First Lead-Author Publication for Sánchez-Luna

We try to spread the word about a publication from Internal Medicine each week, though in a Department this size, many still slip past us. But when one of our residents publishes his first lead-author article, we want to make sure everyone gets a chance to offer congratulations. A case report by Dr. Sergio Sánchez-Luna, […]

Grand Rounds and Other Avenues of Outreach

The tradition of Grand Rounds is a hallowed and necessary one, a chance for us to briefly step back from the individual patient’s bedside to reinforce our existing knowledge and to learn about new and interesting issues of importance to the field of medicine. Because of our size and scope, our Department’s weekly Grand Rounds […]

The Last Science Thursday of 2016

All summer long and well into this fall, the medical campus has hosted various mixes of food trucks, science demonstrations and experiments, face-painting, yoga classes, and, of course, live music. In the courtyard between MERF, BSB, and EMRB, students, faculty and staff could enjoy a lunch of street tacos, jerk chicken, or pulled pork and […]

Heart Failure in the Heartland Symposium Highlights, 10/13-14, 2016

Two days is barely enough to cover a fraction of the facets surrounding one of the world’s leading causes of death. The University of Iowa’s Heart and Vascular Center, together with the Department of Internal Medicine, hosted its eighth annual gathering to address as much as they could. This was the second year that it […]

Beck Wins UIP Clinical Award

The University of Iowa Physicians (UIP) Clinical Awards, now in their fifth year, honors members in six different categories. This year, Dr. Gwen Beck, Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine, received the Patient Satisfaction and Service Excellence Award. The UIP selection committee considers a variety of factors for this award, such as patient-completed Press Ganey Satisfaction […]

One Day Inside Iowa Medicine

A story can be a powerful thing. Numbers and facts have the power to impress, but it is only when the scale is narrowed to specifics that we can begin to connect emotionally or on a personal level. This is in part why the University of Iowa Foundation hosts its weekend-long Inside Iowa Medicine event. […]

Phisitkul Receives UI Mobile Clinic Award

Dr. Kantima Phisitkul, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nephrology, recently received the 2015-16 Mobile Clinic Distinguished Faculty Award for her volunteer work with the University of Iowa Mobile Clinic. Ericka Tank, medical student and Clinic Operations Executive Chair, cited Dr. Phisitkul’s compassion, selflessness, and her “high level of dedication” both to her patients as well as […]

ACP Iowa Chapter 2016 Awards

Last month the Iowa Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP) held its annual meeting, coinciding with the CME conference Progress and the University of Iowa’s Homecoming. Besides giving the ACP members a chance to reconnect and share ideas, it was also a chance to recognize excellence among its members. The Laureate Award is […]