Celebrating Our Community

Even for Internal Medicine, these last few weeks have been exceptionally busy. In addition to regular responsibilities in our clinics, on the wards, in our research laboratories, and in the classroom, we have been coming together as a community to share our work, exchange ideas, and increase collaboration both within our walls and with the […]

We Are Phil, and Laubenthal Is Too

“Someone’s generosity made all the difference in my education,” Chris Laubenthal said. “I want to do what I can to make sure someone else gets the same chance I did.” As the Clinical Administrator for the Department of Internal Medicine, Mr. Laubenthal sees firsthand how a modest investment can produce a dramatic difference. But even […]

Laubenthal Scholarship Recipients

Chris Laubenthal, Clinical Department Administrator, endowed the Louis and Dorothy Laubenthal Memorial Scholarship in 2011, which provides annual financial assistance to first-year doctoral students in the UI Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. We asked current and former recipients of the scholarship to tell us a little about themselves and what the scholarship has […]

Allen Named Daum Professor

Lee-Ann Allen, PhD, Professor of Internal Medicine – Infectious Diseases, and of Microbiology and Immunology, has been appointed to the Kate Daum Professorship, which recognizes outstanding women scientists at the University of Iowa. This position is endowed by the Carver College of Medicine in honor of Kate Daum, PhD, who directed the UI Nutrition Department […]

Cochran Wins Biochemistry Award

Jesse Cochran, an undergraduate researcher in the Abel Laboratory, has received a Rex Montgomery Biochemistry Scholarship. This award, given based on academic qualifications, is named in honor of the late Rex Montgomery, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry. Dr. Montgomery served the University of Iowa for decades and in many roles including associate dean of research […]

Evaluation of Biliary Bacterial Resistance in Patients with Frequent Biliary Instrumentation, One Size Does Not Fit All

Article: Evaluation of Biliary Bacterial Resistance in Patients with Frequent Biliary Instrumentation, One Size Does Not Fit All Authors: Maen Masadeh, Subhash Chandra, Daniel Livorsi, Frederick Johlin, and William Silverman Journal: Dig Dis Sci. 2018 Aug 28. doi: 10.1007/s10620-018-5263-5. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract: BACKGROUND: Bacteremia due to cholangitis can occur as a complication of […]

55th Annual Medical Student Research Conference Award Winners

The Carver College of Medicine has sponsored a Research Week for more than five decades, most recently concluding earlier this month. With nearly 65 oral presentations, a nearly equal number of poster presentations, and a keynote, the college celebrates the work that our medical students conduct and refine in a multitude of ways. Recognizing excellence […]

Internal Medicine’s 52nd Annual Research Day

First things first: Congratulations to the winners of the poster competition. Out of an impressive 65 presented abstracts, here were those judged at the top of a remarkable display of the breadth and quality of research occurring within our department. Best Basic Science Research Poster Manasa K. Nayak Dichloroacetate, an inhibitor of pyruvate dehydrogenase kinases, […]

Rare Case Lands in Top-Tier Journal

Second-year internal medicine resident Dr. Iiro Honkanen and (now) first-year ophthalmology resident Dr. Lauren Hock worked with Drs. Brittany Bettendorf and Wendy Fiordellisi (of the Divisions of Immunology and General Internal Medicine, respectively) to produce a brief case report and corresponding image that appeared in last month’s edition of Arthritis & Rheumatology, the official journal […]

Recent faculty additions, July 2018

The Department of Internal Medicine would like to introduce our new members who joined us in the month of July. We are pleased to welcome them to the department. Adithya Chennamadhavuni, MBBS – Associate Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation Dr. Adithya Chennamadhavuni comes to the Division of Hematology/Oncology after serving as a Hospitalist […]