Cardiology Fellowship Graduation Dinner, 5/19/17

Colleagues, friends, and family gathered in the McCord Club of Kinnick Stadium Friday evening to celebrate the achievements of nine remarkable cardiologists and the instructors who mentored them. After a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres hour, guests settled in for the evening’s presentation of annual awards and to learn more about the graduating fellows. Dr. Paul […]

Treatment Decision Regret Among Long-Term Survivors of Localized Prostate Cancer: Results From the Prostate Cancer Outcomes Study

Article: Treatment Decision Regret Among Long-Term Survivors of Localized Prostate Cancer: Results From the Prostate Cancer Outcomes Study Authors: Richard M. Hoffman, Mary Lo, Jack A. Clark, Peter C. Albertsen, Michael J. Barry, Michael Goodman, David F. Penson, Janet L. Stanford, Antoinette M. Stroup, and Ann S. Hamilton Journal: Journal of Clinical Oncology – published […]

Transitions, Commencements, and Awards

We are entering an annual period of transition in Internal Medicine. As one academic year ends and we begin to prepare for another, a great deal of activity commences. Yesterday at Grand Rounds, our Chief Residents were recognized by the Department, which they have so dutifully served over the last year. I have been grateful […]

Farewell from Our 2016-17 Chief Residents

Our chief residency year has flown by, and while we are excited to move on to our future endeavors, we have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity that being a chief resident has provided. We have enhanced our abilities to teach residents and medical students. We have learned to be leaders and the challenges with leading. Though […]

A Note to the outgoing Chief Residents

Carly, Jared, Bryan, and Andrew: Congratulations on a year of outstanding accomplishments. I remember my first meeting with all you as a group a little over a year ago. I can confide in you now, my distinct impression of “deer in the headlights” as I conveyed my expectations for your important roles in our Department, […]

Internal Medicine Emeritus Faculty Luncheon

On Tuesday, May 23, the Department of Internal Medicine hosted its greatest repository of wisdom, experience, and advice–our Professors Emeritus—for its annual luncheon. About three dozen faculty members, their spouses, and others came together on the Second Balcony of the gorgeously remodeled Hancher Auditorium. Many had not seen each other since the previous year’s luncheon, […]

Internal Medicine Education Awards

The following award winners were announced by Dr. Manish Suneja, Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, on Thursday, May 25. Francois M. Abboud Internal Medicine Resident Award Amanda Grippen Goddard Presented annually to recognize the Senior Resident in the Department of Internal Medicine who has carried out the most meritorious research work during residency. […]

New Faculty Additions, April-May 2017

You may have seen some fresh faces around the department over the last couple months. We are pleased to welcome these new faculty, who joined the department in April and May 2017. Prajwal Gurung, PhD (joined April 17, 2017) Dr. Prajwal Gurung joined the Division of Infectious Diseases as an Assistant Professor after completing a […]

QI at SGIM in DC

At April’s Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) national meeting in Washington, DC, second-year resident Dr. Ruth Fernandez Ruiz presented her Quality Improvement team’s project. The team developed a Resident Orientation Manual to improve competency and efficiency using the electronic medical record for their continuity clinic patients at the VA. Congratulations to Dr. Fernandez Ruiz […]

Highlights from the 28th Annual Iowa Rheumatology Symposium

This year’s Iowa Rheumatology Symposium held on May 19 offered updates on treatments and deeper analyses of perplexing conditions, fresh perspectives on common ones, and case studies of recent clinical discoveries. As always the day also offered plenty of opportunity for more than 60 attendees to interact with new contacts or reminisce with old ones. […]