Endoscopic Treatment of Early-Stage Esophageal Cancer

Article: Endoscopic Treatment of Early-Stage Esophageal Cancer Authors: Mariam Naveed and Nisa Kubiliun Journal: Curr Oncol Rep. 2018 Jul 30;20(9):71 Abstract: PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Esophageal cancer is a leading cause of global cancer-related mortality. Here, we discuss the major endoscopic treatment modalities for management of early esophageal cancer (EEC). RECENT FINDINGS: Advances in endoscopic imaging […]

Kirchhoff Continues in Oversight Role

Louis V. Kirchhoff, MD, MPH, Professor of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, will continue to serve as Chair of the University of Iowa Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) for FY2018-19. Dr. Kirchhoff has held this position since 1991. The IBC is a governing body that must review and approve experiments involving biomaterials, particularly recombinant DNA, before the […]

Rankings and Impact

Every few weeks another list appears and the University of Iowa or Iowa City appears at or near the top. This week the U. S. News & World Report ranking of the nation’s best hospitals was released and seven adult care specialties at University of Iowa Health Care were ranked. Our providers in cancer care […]

Internal Medicine Back-to-School Supply Drive Sets the Bar High

Earlier this week, members of Internal Medicine’s newly formed Community Engagement and Services (CES) committee delivered nearly 850 school supplies to the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD). Donated over the course of just a few weeks, faculty and staff from every single division bought pens, backpacks, crayons, lunch boxes, paper, markers, notebooks, calculators, folders, […]

Strain and Satisfaction in Caregivers of Veterans With Type 2 Diabetes

Article: Strain and Satisfaction in Caregivers of Veterans With Type 2 Diabetes Authors: Bonnie J. Wakefield, PhD, RN and Mary Vaughan-Sarrazin, PhD Journal: Diabetes Educ. 2018 Jul 30:145721718790940. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract: Purpose The purpose of this study was to identify predictors of informal caregiver strain and satisfaction associated with caring for veterans with […]

Calling All Abstracts

Fall is not only the time for new CME events, but it is also a time for setting up platforms for communicating one’s research discoveries. Internal Medicine hosts and participates in a number of research poster and oral presentations, both as a means for trainees and students to grow more comfortable with presenting to colleagues, […]

Upcoming Medical Education Events

The shift into August has us turning our attention to the last quarter of 2018 and the annual fall Continuing Medical Education events sponsored by Internal Medicine. These one- and two-day-long conferences serve important connectors between the innovations happening in our clinics and labs and regional providers who can put these tools into practice. We […]

You Make a Difference in Internal Medicine

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. From May-July, three members of our department were nominated by colleagues and patients for a variety of actions that have […]

Article: Determinants of Slow-Wave Activity in Overweight and Obese Adults: Roles of Sex, Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Testosterone Levels

Article: Determinants of Slow-Wave Activity in Overweight and Obese Adults: Roles of Sex, Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Testosterone Levels Authors: Lisa L. Morselli*, Karla A. Temple, Rachel Leproult, David A. Ehrmann, Eve Van Cauter, and Babak Mokhlesi *Dr. Morselli is a third year Endocrinology Fellow Journal: Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2018 Jul 12;9:377 Abstract: Background: Slow-wave […]

Research Achievements – Hitting the Ball Out of the Park

It is the summer, the baseball season is in full swing, and as such I believe that a baseball metaphor is an apt description of our Department’s performance in research. Over the last two years, the Department of Internal Medicine has increased its National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding by more than $10 million, with […]