Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology Fellows Graduation, 2017

Hard work on shared passions is one of the quickest ways to form deep and long-lasting bonds. This idea was affirmed this week as the Division of Immunology celebrated its graduating fellows. Guests were created upon arrival at the Terry Trueblood Recreation Area Lodge with stations honoring each of the fellows. Photographs and name placards […]

Benson Named Clinical Chief of Cardiology

Dr. Christopher Benson has been named the Clinical Chief of Cardiology for the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. Dr. Benson is a Professor of Internal Medicine and of Pharmacology and Chief of Cardiology at the VA Medical Center. He received his MD from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine where he also did his residency. He then […]

Residents’ Welcome Picnic, 2017

On a beautiful summer evening earlier this week, the Internal Medicine Residency Program held its annual picnic to greet a new class of interns. Having just begun their orientation the day before, these first-year residents were grateful for an opportunity to relax with nothing more important on their plates than to choose between a brat […]

Abel to Deliver 2018 Presidential Lecture

Iowa Now announced today that Dr. Dale Abel will deliver the University of Iowa’s 35th annual Presidential Lecture on Feb. 18, 2018. “Dr. Abel is an ideal choice to present our next Presidential Lecture and will fulfill the program’s goals wonderfully—to share the most distinguished work by the University of Iowa’s best faculty with a wider […]

Ethical Management of Patients with Cancer and Mental Illness

Article: Ethical Management of Patients with Cancer and Mental Illness Authors: Laurel J. Lyckholm, MD, and Arwa K. Aburizik, MD, MS Journal: AMA Journal of Ethics. May 2017, 19(5):444-453 Abstract: Patients with co-existing cancer and mental illness must be given special attention due to the vulnerability that is created by their compromised psychological ability to […]

Charting a Course

As one academic year draws to a close and as we prepare for the next, our department is currently engaged in an annual and very useful self-assessment. This allows us to celebrate our achievements, understand the opportunities for growth, and implement short-term adjustments necessary for staying on course toward our long-term goals. One of the […]

A Focus on Improvement

Most academic medical institutions and even private practices hold Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) conferences. M&M sessions provide opportunities for health care providers to review and discuss the details of recent cases that resulted in adverse outcomes. A closed-door forum such as this helps both trainee and veteran alike learn from complications or missteps, as well […]

You Make a Difference in Internal Medicine, May Edition

The University of Iowa Health Care Making a Difference program is designed to recognize individuals who have performed in an exemplary manner, consistent with the goals of service excellence, and with a commitment to quality care. In the month of May, these members of our department listed below were nominated by colleagues, patients, and their […]

Internal Medicine Expands Genetic Counseling Services

We are pleased to introduce Maggie Armstrong, the newest member of our genetic counseling team in the Department of Internal Medicine. Ms. Armstrong will work in both the Divisions of Cardiovascular Medicine and of Nephrology and Hypertension. Ms. Armstrong received her MS in Medical and Molecular Genetics from Indiana University School of Medicine and her […]

Farewell to Eric Linson

We have written often about the remarkable results of process improvements employed by members of our Hospitalist Program. There is the Early Discharge on the Carvers. More recently has been the launch of the Virtual Hospitalist program, which contains the seeds of a variety of new initiatives for years to come. The success of these […]