Our National Profile in Education

The last two weeks have brought good news about the national profile of the Department of Internal Medicine and the Carver College of Medicine. The release of the U. S. News & World Report 2019 rankings of the best graduate schools in the country revealed what every Hawkeye already knows. Namely, that our medical education […]

Grumbach Named to NIH Study Section

Isabella Grumbach, MD, PhD, Associate Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, has accepted an invitation to join the Vascular Cell and Molecular Biology study section of the NIH’s Center for Scientific Review. During her six-year term, Dr. Grumbach will review and make recommendations on grant applications submitted to the NIH, as well as continuously survey the status […]

Milhem Receives Humanism in Medicine Award

Mohammed Milhem, Clinical Professor in Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation, has been awarded the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. Since 1991, this annual award has gone to a graduating student and a faculty member who demonstrate excellence and compassion in their patient care. The graduating Carver […]

Bin Abdulhak Finds Broad VA Adherence to Statin-Use Guidelines

In 2013, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association released guidelines recommending high-intensity statin therapy for most individuals after they had undergone percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The most common PCI is typically placement of a stent for a blocked artery, and the use of statins lowers a person’s cholesterol levels and their […]

Cross-sectional associations between psychological traits, and HPV vaccine uptake and intentions in young adults from the United States

Article: Cross-sectional associations between psychological traits, and HPV vaccine uptake and intentions in young adults from the United States Authors: Aaron M. Scherer, Heather Schacht Reisinger, Marin L. Schweizer, Natoshia M. Askelson, Angela Fagerlin, Charles F. Lynch Journal: PLOS ONE 13(2): e0193363 Abstract: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most prevalent sexually transmitted infection worldwide and […]

Internal Medicine at Iowa Ranks Among Nation’s Best

Earlier this week, U.S. News and World Report released its 2019 ranking of Best Graduate Schools, and the Carver College of Medicine moved up a few slots in some critical measures. This article details the variety of ways in which the college is showing that it is among the very best of the nearly 140 […]

Gurung Wins Travel Grant and Publishes in JEM

Prajwal Gurung, PhD, Assistant Professor in Infectious Diseases, is having a pretty good March. He has just been awarded an Early Career Faculty Travel Grant from the American Association of Immunologists (AAI) to attend the organization’s annual meeting Immunology 2018 in Austin, Texas, in May. These funds are awarded to junior investigators for travel and lodging reimbursements. […]

Dedication of the Richard E. Kerber Cardiology Fellows Room

The late Dr. Richard E. Kerber mentored class after class of cardiology fellows for decades. To honor that devotion, the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine remodeled and dedicated their fellows’ lounge in Dr. Kerber’s memory. Donations to fund the project came from colleagues and former trainees. Besides new furniture, work stations, and other comforts, the Richard […]

Upregulation of FOXM1 in a subset of relapsed myeloma results in poor outcome

Article: Upregulation of FOXM1 in a subset of relapsed myeloma results in poor outcome Authors: Chunyan Gu, Carol Holman, Ramakrishna Sompallae, Xuefang Jing, Michael Tomasson, Dirk Hose, Anja Seckinger, Fenghuang Zhan, Guido Tricot, Hartmut Goldschmidt, Ye Yang, and Siegfried Janz Journal: Blood Cancer J. 2018 Feb 15;8(2):22 Excerpt: Following up on our previous work demonstrating […]

Clinical Excellence Undergirds Our Mission

Over the last few weeks I have focused on Internal Medicine’s contributions to research and education and how those efforts contribute to our reputation nationally, relative to other academic medical centers. However, it is important not to lose sight of the fact that the majority of our faculty’s effort is in the realm of clinical […]