Training in GI takes many forms

Complicated and invasive procedures require the confidence that comes from experience. And that experience can only come from instruction and training that replicates as closely as possible what the clinician will actually encounter. In the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, multiple opportunities exist for this important work to occur. Sometimes this training happens with the […]

Recent faculty additions, November-December 2018

The Department of Internal Medicine would like to introduce our newest members who joined in the months of November and December 2018 (start dates in parentheses). We are pleased to welcome them to the department. Martha Carvour, MD, PhD – Assistant Professor (11-26-18) Dr. Martha Carvour joins the Division of Infectious Diseases as an Assistant […]

Clearing the path ahead

Goblet cell metaplasia results in excessive amounts of mucus in people with chronic bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, and asthma. A person’s persistent inability to clear that mucus is a major contributor to their difficulty in breathing. In a recent publication in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Alejandro Pezzulo, MD, Assistant Professor in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and […]

Association between diabetes mellitus and poor patient outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Article: Association between diabetes mellitus and poor patient outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: A systematic review and meta-analysis Authors: Dinesh Chandra Voruganti, Adithya Chennamadhavuni, Rohan Garje, Ghanshyam Palamaner Subash Shantha, Marin L. Schweizer, Saket Girotra, and Michael Giudici Journal: Sci Rep. 2018; 8: 17921 Abstract: Diabetes mellitus (DM) serves as an important prognostic indicator in […]

Administration Recognition, 1/22/19

Rarely in the headlines but mission-critical, the Department of Internal Medicine’s administration team gathered over the lunch hour for an annual thank-you from the department. In his remarks, Department Chair Dr. Dale Abel pointed out that they comprise one of the leanest administrative teams in the Carver College of Medicine. “And yet,” he said, “when […]

One last look at 2018

We may not still be writing 2018 on our checks, but we are still proud of everything we accomplished last year and so we assembled this brief video from some of our favorite moments. Whether the photos are of a graduation or a dedication, a concert or a conference, resident or emeritus, a promotion or […]

Recruitment raffle baskets

The below is a post from Chief Resident Dr. Nicole Grogan. When I first started planning for recruitment season, I finally realized how much time and energy the residents put into helping the applicants have an informative and enjoyable interview day. From attending dinners prior to interview day, to giving tours of the hospital, to coming and […]

Cardiovascular Medicine holiday party, 1/18/19

Scheduling holiday events in December pose logistical challenges, but any winter date in Iowa poses a risk. By Saturday morning Iowa City would be under six inches of snow, but the first few flakes did not stop dozens of members of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine from gathering at the Iowa River Power Restaurant to […]

Feasibility of Hepatology-directed Microwave Ablation in Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in North America: A Pilot Project

Article: Feasibility of Hepatology-directed Microwave Ablation in Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in North America: A Pilot Project. Authors: Mohammad S. Ansari, Tomohiro Tanaka, Sandeep T. Laroia, Shiliang Sun Journal: Ann Hepatol. 2018 Dec 13;18(1):11-13 Abstract: In North America, the role of Hepatologists in treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma is limited. We conducted a pilot project wherein […]

MOC now available for Grand Rounds

University of Iowa Continuing Medical Education is pleased to offer MOC credit for attendance at selected Internal Medicine Grand Rounds. For now, each week featuring an internal presenter, one credit will be available. In addition, two “ABIM updates in Internal Medicine” modules will occur in late spring (May 30 and June 6) for 10 credits. […]