Nephrology Fellowship Position Available for July 2018

Since its establishment in 1965, the nephrology training program at the University of Iowa has had a long tradition of clinical and educational excellence. If you are looking for a program that will challenge you and provide you with an outstanding experience in clinical nephrology, transplantation and dialysis, while providing robust opportunity for procedures and […]

Chan Publishes Med-Psych Program Comparison

Aubrey Chan, MD, PhD, is first author of a detailed comparison of five different institutional approaches to providing inpatient care that integrates medical and psychiatric services, which appears in a recent issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. As the article makes clear, each institution sees this care model as beneficial for similar reasons, but establishes differing collaborative structures […]

Advances in Diabetes and Obesity Management, 5/18/18

Every Continuing Medical Education event strives to deliver a mix of information on new discoveries and practical advice that can be implemented in a daily practice. Each of the presentations at this year’s day-long symposium were tightly focused on providing the attendees exactly that. The opening keynote delivered by Martin Abrahamson, MD, Associate Professor of […]

Changes in Cerebral Arteries and Parenchymal Arterioles With Aging: Role of Rho Kinase 2 and Impact of Genetic Background

Article: Changes in Cerebral Arteries and Parenchymal Arterioles With Aging: Role of Rho Kinase 2 and Impact of Genetic Background Authors: T. Michael De Silva, Mary L. Modrick, Fabrice Dabertrand, Frank M. Faraci Journal: Hypertension. 2018 May;71(5):921-927 Abstract: Vascular aging fundamentally contributes to large and small vessel disease. Despite the importance of such changes for […]

Internal Medicine 12th Annual Employee Appreciation Day

As with years past, the Department of Internal Medicine expresses its gratitude each spring to its faculty, staff, and trainees with a lunch in the newly christened Jean E. and Renée P. Robillard Atrium. The banner detailing each member’s years of service was updated, allowing everyone a chance to see just how far up the […]

University of Iowa Health Care Joins PFF Care Center Network

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) announced yesterday it has expanded its nationwide Care Center Network with the selection of 15 additional sites, including University of Iowa Health Care. The PFF’s Care Center Network, a collection of medical centers with expertise in accurately diagnosing and treating individuals with pulmonary fibrosis (PF), now has 60 sites in […]

Kassan, Vikram Receive Career Development Awards

Two junior faculty members in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine have each been granted Career Development Awards (CDA) from the American Heart Association (AHA). Modar Kassan, PhD, and Ajit Vikram, PhD, will each receive three-year, $231,000 grants to pursue their individual research projects. The CDA is given to, in the AHA’s words, “highly promising” researchers, […]

Education – A Core Mission Across the Career Spectrum

Congratulations to the Class of 2018! For more than 160 medical students, this week represents the culmination of years of hard work, sacrifice, and dedication. Our Department played a key role in their education. We celebrate their achievements and wish them well in their future endeavors. Each year the Department of Internal Medicine awards three […]

Building More Support into the Structure

Being precise in terminology is important to Tim Thomsen, MD. As Director of the Supportive and Palliative Care Program at University of Iowa Health Care, Dr. Thomsen has worked hard to be clear about what his team can do. “The word ‘palliative’ seems to mean ‘death’ to most doctors,” he says. “But all it really […]