Securing Our Future

I had a busy time in Chicago this past weekend. On Friday, I accompanied three of our Department’s junior faculty to the annual meetings of the Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research and the Midwestern Section of the American Federation for Medical Research. I was invited to host a session led by two Department […]

M4 Student Awards, 2016-17

Each year, three awards are presented to five deserving senior medical students. At Internal Medicine Grand Rounds this week, we recognized these outstanding future leaders in medicine. The William R. Wilson Award The 2016-17 William R. Wilson Award goes to Blake Funke and Austin Greco. These two have shown exceptional accomplishment in their clinical work […]

Teaching Moment Becomes Recruitment Opportunity

At a recent noon conference, Internal Medicine residents heard a presentation from second-year resident Dr. Dan Chakos on stem cell and bone marrow transplantation as treatment for various cancers. Dr. Chakos gave a brief overview, defining the sources of different stem cells and allogeneic and autologous transplants. Dr. Chakos also described the ways in which […]

April 2017: Stephanie Silva-Del Toro

“I almost didn’t even come to the interview at Iowa,” Stephanie Silva-Del Toro laughs. Nearing the end of her two-year, post-baccalaureate program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Ms. Silva-Del Toro felt like she had it figured out. “I had everything already set up” to continue working in the lab in which she had grown […]

Recent faculty additions, January-March 2017

You may have seen some fresh faces around the department over the last few months. We are pleased to welcome these new faculty, who joined the department from January-March 2017. Chandrikha Chandrasekharan, MD Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation Dr. Chandrasekharan joins the Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood […]

History and Future

How things change. Earlier this week, the Department held an informal ribbon-cutting (minus the ribbon) for the new Resident Resource Room and to thank Dr. Manish Suneja for his impressive direction of our world-class program. The pictures at the previous link were taken before the artwork was hung on the wall, but below you can […]

Dare to Look Up (again)

Last year, the Office of Research and Economic Development produced a series of banners hung around Iowa City featuring the broad range of breakthrough and norm-challenging work happening at the University of Iowa. Two members of Internal Medicine were featured in that project. A fresh crop of banners has again been produced, one of which […]

Shigella sonnei and hemolytic uremic syndrome: A case report and literature review

Article: Shigella sonnei and hemolytic uremic syndrome: A case report and literature review Authors: Casey Adams, Aaron Vose, Michael B. Edmond, and Laurel Lyckholm JOURNAL: IDCases. 2017; 8: 6–8. Published online 2017 Feb 10 Abstract: Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is a well-described process that is known to cause severe renal dysfunction, thrombocytopenia, and anemia. HUS […]

The New Resident Resource Room

The long hours required during residency can only be tougher to bear when dealing with some basic logistical questions. In some programs, finding a quiet space to record dictation, to write evaluations, or even a fridge to trust with your lunch can be a challenge. The Department and Residency Program leadership took these and many […]

Highlights from the 4th Annual Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center Symposium

Conferences and symposia like these can serve a variety of purposes. Students and trainees get the opportunity to showcase their growing inquiries and get immediate feedback from a broad spectrum of colleagues and mentors in poster presentations. Established professionals address large audiences of colleagues, researchers, and other health care providers to shed light on recent […]