Virtual Hospitalist Program Successfully Launched

Three members of the Division of General Internal Medicine—Hospitalist Program Director Dr. Kevin Glenn, Administrator Eric Linson, and Dr. Ethan Kuperman—have pioneered yet another innovation through the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Hospitalist Program. In collaboration with The Signal Center for Health Innovation (formerly eHealth and eNovation) and Van Buren County Hospital (VBCH) in […]

Giangrande to Study Potential Chest Trauma Treatments

Dr. Paloma Giangrande, Professor of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation, has been awarded a two-year, $559k grant from the Department of Defense to study potential treatments for certain instances of blunt chest traumas. In some cases, two resulting syndromes—multiorgan dysfunction (MODS) and acute respiratory distress (ARDS)—produce toxic extracellular histones, which contribute to patients’ […]

Continuing Our Legacy

This week, I had the pleasure to attend a portion of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) 89th Annual Scientific Sessions in New Orleans. For five days, leaders in cardiovascular clinical practice and research surveyed the latest breakthroughs that are occurring in the field. More than 18,000 medical professionals from more than 100 countries attended, with […]

Iowa Rheumatologists Bag Record-Breaking Three-peat

Iowa stuns again! Our football team may have surprised many last weekend with their win over the University of Michigan, but at least there was precedent. At this year’s annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology / Association of Rheumatology Professionals in Washington, D.C., the Knowledge Bowl trophy was carried away again by Drs. […]

Dr. Richard Kerber, 1939 – 2016

It is with great sadness that I share news of the passing of Dr. Richard Kerber, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine. After a short illness, he died at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics on Tuesday, November 8. He was 77. For more than 45 years, Dr. Kerber dedicated himself to the University of Iowa, […]

Mokadem Connects Sleep and Gastric Bypass Recovery

A newly released basic science study of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) by Dr. Mohamad Mokadem, Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, suggests that a functioning circadian clock, or sleeping at night and being awake during the day, can help patients achieve a higher amount of weight loss following the surgery. The study conducted in a […]

PBI Convergence Grant Awarded to CF Researchers

A major component of research in the Pappajohn Biomedical Institute (PBI) is to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and to expose researchers to new ways of looking at problems. This spirit is built into the architecture and layout of each floor of laboratories in the Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building, which can find basic scientists working alongside computer […]

Investments in Our Research Mission

The Department of Internal Medicine is a national and international leader in cutting-edge research in diverse areas. Many of our faculty, fellows, and trainees are members of multidisciplinary centers like the Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center or the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center, or are funded individually by grants from a variety of sources, […]

Highlights from the 7th Annual Update in Hospital Medicine, October 29, 2016

Hospitalist medicine can be practiced by physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and administrators concerned with acutely ill, hospitalized patients. Although a relatively new concept in health care, the issues that these providers address are some of the most critical in the industry. One of the hospitalist’s most pressing concerns is quality improvement. Because a hospital […]

A Q&A with Dr. Amanda Grippen Goddard

A recent publication by third-year resident Dr. Amanda Grippen Goddard is her second as lead author to appear this fall. Her first came just a month ago and was written in collaboration with Internal Medicine Chief Resident Dr. Bryan McConomy, Radiology resident Dr. Girish Bathla, and two Internal Medicine faculty members, Dr. Muhammad Furqan and […]