Farewell from our 2017-18 Chief Residents

We are very grateful for the opportunity we have had this year to give back to this wonderful residency program. Throughout the year, we have each grown as physicians, teachers, and leaders. There have been a number of challenges, but at the end of the day, the experience was rewarding in many ways, and we […]

Internal Medicine Education Awards, 2017-18

The following award winners were announced by Dr. Manish Suneja, Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, on Thursday, May 31.   Francois M. Abboud Internal Medicine Resident Award Casey Adams Presented annually to recognize the Senior Resident in the Department of Internal Medicine who has carried out the most meritorious research work during residency. […]

ASE Launches Kerber Lecture

It still seems like only yesterday that so many family, friends, and admirers had to say good-bye to Dr. Richard Kerber. Efforts to keep his spirit alive, however, can be found in a variety of places. Most recently at Iowa, the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine raised funds to remodel and dedicate the Richard E. Kerber […]

Vargas Receives ATS Scholarship

Luis Vargas Buonfiglio, MD, was awarded a Minority Trainee Development Scholarship (MTDS) from the American Thoracic Society (ATS). The MTDS is given to a select few candidates from underrepresented minority groups each year who show particular promise within the fields of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine and research. Dr. Vargas received travel support to […]

Effect of dietary oils on peripheral neuropathy-related endpoints in dietary obese rats

Article: Effect of dietary oils on peripheral neuropathy-related endpoints in dietary obese rats Authors: Lawrence Coppey, Eric Davidson, Hanna Shevalye, Michael E Torres, and Mark A Yorek Journal: Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes. 2018 Apr 9;11:117-127 Abstract: Purpose: This study aimed to determine the effect of dietary oils (olive, safflower, evening primrose, flaxseed, or menhaden) enriched […]

Solimeo Named GSA Fellow

Samantha Solimeo, PhD, MPH, has been awarded Fellow status in the Behavioral and Social Sciences section of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). Dr. Solimeo was unanimously approved to join the GSA as a Fellow based on her achievements in the field. One of her most recent activities has been the study of potential telehealth […]

What Distinguishes Internal Medicine

I have the great fortune to regularly speak at other public institutions and private organizations about what it is that makes Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa unique and a department worth their attention. I can cite our world-class discoveries in research, our successes in developing and delivering innovative new drug therapies through clinical […]

Quality Is a Verb in Residency

For the past three years our Internal Medicine residents have worked in teams on quality improvement (QI) projects in their continuity clinics. This work has led to sustainable improvements like new staffing models or the ability of patients to list a resident as their primary care physician at Iowa River Landing (IRL). A computerized patient […]

Residents Get a Boost in Board Review

Last weekend, the Bean Conference Room was stocked with breakfast burritos, open laptops, and more than a few knit brows. Residents spent a couple days in intense focus, learning what to expect on the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) examinations, which most of them will take at the end of this summer. Though many […]

Cardiology Fellowship Graduation, 5/18/18

Kicking off graduation season, the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine hosted its annual fellows graduation celebration at the Hilton Garden Inn last Friday evening. An initial social hour and hors d’oeuvres allowed guests to catch up and introduce each other to family members and other loved ones in attendance.   Once everyone was seated, the program […]