Biologic response modifiers: Indications, implications, and insights

Article: Biologic response modifiers: Indications, implications, and insights Authors: Benjamin P. Davis, MD, PhD, Zuhair K. Ballas, MD Journal: J Allergy Clin Immunol 2017;139:1445-56 Abstract: The field of biologic immune modulators is currently mushrooming at a dizzying pace. Although most of these biologics are tested and approved for one or a few indications, their unanticipated […]

Internal Medicine 11th Annual Employee Appreciation Day

For more than a decade now, the Department has extended its deepest gratitude every spring to the nearly 1,000 faculty, trainees, and staff who each contribute his or her best to its success. Nearly 450 of those members gathered in the MERF Atrium on Monday to celebrate another year of working together toward a common […]

FOEDRC Receives $2.02M Training Grant

Dr. E. Dale Abel, Director of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center (FOEDRC) and Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine, and Dr. Andrew (Andy) Norris, FOEDRC’s Associate Director, have just been awarded a five-year, $2.02M training grant from the National Institutes of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. The T32 grant will fund the […]

Perencevich Named ESCMID Fellow

Dr. Eli Perencevich was recently honored by the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) with the title of ESCMID Fellow. Dr. Perencevich is one of an inaugural class of fellows recognized by ESCMID with this title for outstanding achievements in his profession and for his exemplary service to the organization. More than […]

CF Research Team Awarded $3.63M Grant

For decades, the University of Iowa has been home to some of the most significant advancements in our understanding and treatment of cystic fibrosis. A recent $3.63M/five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to a multidisciplinary team of researchers led by Drs. David Stoltz and Joseph Zabner may lead to the next ground-breaking discovery. […]

Barker Named M2 Teacher of the Year

Medical students in each class have the opportunity to vote for the faculty member or resident that they viewed as demonstrating the highest level of teaching excellence. The second-year medical students voted for Dr. Jason Barker this year. Dr. Barker is an Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases, as well as of Microbiology. Since 2013 he […]

Improving CPR performance

Article: Improving CPR performance Authors: Boulos S. Nassar, MD MPH; Richard Kerber, MD Journal: Chest. 2017. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2017.04.178 Abstract: Cardiac arrest continues to represent a public health burden with most patients having dismal outcomes. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a complex set of interventions requiring leadership, coordination, and best practices. Despite the widespread adoption of new evidence […]

Unwavering Commitment to All Our Missions

Every day, members of our Department work tirelessly to advance all of our tripartite missions. Our clinical faculty care for and support the many patients that we serve and are more than happy to go unnoticed. However, our patients do speak and utilize various channels to express their appreciation. I would like to recognize and […]

Highlights from the 19th Annual Update in Infectious Diseases

Zika, infections in geriatric patients, HIV treatments, Iowa outbreaks. All of these topics and more were on the table at Friday’s day-long conference sponsored by the Division of Infectious Diseases. A wide variety of specialists from around the country and this institution were invited by conference organizers. The day began by demonstrating that antibiotic stewardship […]

Sanchez Luna Earns Distinction at DDW

At the just-concluded Digestive Disease Week held in Chicago, third-year resident Dr. Sergio Sanchez Luna received a Poster of Distinction award. His abstract and poster, “Clinical Burden of Liver Disease from Hereditary Hemochromatosis at an Academic Medical Center,” was rated in the top ten percent of all those selected for presentation at the conference. Dr. […]