Welcome New Fellows 2018

As important as it is to properly say farewell to our graduating fellows and residents, it can be just as important to welcome each new incoming class. Though there are plenty of trainings and tours, compliances and documents just waiting to greet them, many fellowship training programs also try to schedule something a little less […]

Providing results in context may produce better results

Helping people make better sense of lab results may be as easy as replacing the often-confusing “standard” range of a test with a more-personalized goal range in their health chart. Individuals managing chronic conditions, such as diabetes, may struggle with interpreting their own results without this context. They may also become less motivated to adhere […]

Association Between Marijuana Use and Condom Use: A Meta-Analysis of Between-Subject Event-Based Studies

Article: Association Between Marijuana Use and Condom Use: A Meta-Analysis of Between-Subject Event-Based Studies Authors: Amy Schumacher, PhD, MS, Miesha Marzell, PhD, MSW, Angela J. Toepp, PhD, & Marin L. Schweizer, PhD Journal: J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2018 May;79(3):361-369 Abstract: OBJECTIVE: With the current public health burden of sexually transmitted infections, it is important to […]

A Day in the Life of an Intern

Amanda Heuszel, MD PGY-1 May 2018 On 6RC: As I’m nearing the end of my intern year, I cannot help but be thankful for my time spent in the University of Iowa Internal Medicine program. When I was going on residency interviews, I was looking for a program that emphasized education, research, and encouraged high […]

2018-2019 Incoming Fellows

Meet the incoming class of Internal Medicine fellows! Emmanuel Akintoye, MBBS (Cardiology) Josiah An, MD (Hem-Onc) Divya Ashat, MBBS (Gastroenterology) Colin Burnett, MD (Cardiology) Camilo Cano Portillo, MC (Pulmonary) Justin Chau, MD (Hem-Onc) Chad Glisch, MD (Palliative Medicine) Yazan Hasan, MBBS (Gastroenterology) Xiaoping He, MD (Gastroenterology) Parijat Joy, MBBS (Cardiology) Bani Preet Kaur, MBBS (Allergy) […]

OSCE Continues to Grow

After the success of last year’s inaugural Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE), the Department of Anesthesia approached the Internal Medicine Residency Program about the possibility of the Anesthesia interns participating in the clinical skills testing. Adding the Anesthesia interns increased the total number of individuals tested during last week’s OSCE from 33 to 47. Though the […]

Zhan, Singh Receive SPORE Grants

Two members of Internal Medicine recently had their proposals approved by University of Iowa and Mayo Clinic (UI/MC) Lymphoma SPORE leadership. Namrata Singh, MD, MSCI, FACP, Clinical Assistant Professor in Immunology, has received a one-year, $50,000 Career Enhancement Program (CEP) Award for her proposal “Prevalence and the impact of hypogammaglobulinemia in newly diagnosed, untreated lymphoma […]

Patient Advocate to Keynote Quality & Safety Symposium

As planning continues for this fall’s Quality & Safety Symposium, organizers have confirmed the sixth annual event’s keynote speaker, Sorrel King. Ms. King came to national attention as a patient safety advocate following the 2001 death of her daughter Josie. Her establishment of the Josie King Foundation with her husband opened a new conversation between […]

Thiel Awarded Two New Grants

William Thiel, PhD, Research Assistant Professor in Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation, has been awarded a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. This R01 will fund Dr. Thiel’s murine model research into the cell-specific sequence of events leading to the renarrowing of blood vessels after revascularization procedures.   […]