Human rights and diversity in health care

Although University of Iowa Health Care’s Human Rights Week officially begins on Monday, Jan. 21, with the Martin Luther King Day of Service, yesterday’s Grand Rounds started this year’s institution-wide celebration. Drs. Laurie Lyckholm and Usha Perepu focused their presentation on Sickle Cell Disease, which afflicts a specific segment of our population. Their presentation shed […]

Recruitment Season 2019

The following is a post from Manish Suneja, MD, Internal Medicine Residency Program Director. As of Friday last week, the Internal Medicine Residency Program has conducted its last full day of in-person interviews in advance of this year’s Match Day on March 15. I want to extend a deep thank-you to a number of individuals […]

Modified APACHE scoring system provides reliable data

In an emergent setting, compilations of quantifiable data can help providers make decisions quickly and confidently about what next steps to take. Many scoring systems have been developed but have also proven unwieldy in real-life situations.   Dr. Spyridon Fortis, Clinical Assistant Professor in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine, and a team of researchers […]

Fishing for answers results in publication

Working and training in University of Iowa Health Care is an opportunity to witness and treat many conditions that are not likely to appear anywhere else. In his first first-author publication since arriving at the University of Iowa, first-year Infectious Diseases fellow Dr. Takaaki Kobayashi demonstrates this fact. In the most recent issue of BMJ […]

Exploring the Relationship Between Patient Activation, Treatment Satisfaction, and Decisional Conflict in Patients Approaching End-Stage Renal Disease

Article: Exploring the Relationship Between Patient Activation, Treatment Satisfaction, and Decisional Conflict in Patients Approaching End-Stage Renal Disease Authors: Miriam Vélez-Bermúdez, MS, Alan J Christensen, PhD, Ellen M Kinner, MA, Anne I Roche, MA, Mony Fraer, MD Journal: Ann Behav Med. 2018 Dec 9. doi: 10.1093/abm/kay091. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract: Background: Patients approaching end-stage […]

Nagy wins ENDO abstract award

Second-year endocrinology fellow Dr. Rea Nagy has won an Outstanding Abstract Award from the Endocrine Society in advance of their annual meeting in New Orleans in late March. Dr. Nagy will also receive a $500 travel award to the conference, where she will present her abstract “Non-Islet Cell Tumor-Induced Hypoglycemia in a Patient with IGF-2 […]

Schweizer to identify a smarter culture “culture”

Marin Schweizer, PhD, Associate Professor in General Internal Medicine and of Epidemiology, has been awarded a three-year, $959,440 Merit Award, as part of the VA’s HSR&D Investigator-Initiated Research program. Dr. Schweizer will use this grant to study how best to reduce unnecessary testing and prescription of antibiotics. She and her co-investigator, Dr. Kalpana Gupta, a […]

Cochran featured in banner campaign

Each year since the UI’s Office of the Vice President for Research began the Dare to Discover campaign, Internal Medicine has been proud to have at least one of its members featured on their banners. In 2016, Dr. Dale Abel and Dr. Colleen Campbell each appeared, and in 2017 Dr. Eli Perencevich’s work in reducing […]

PKD research gets boost from Hills family

In our most recent issue of Foundations & Innovations we profiled some of the generous donors whose philanthropy helps fuel the work we do in the department. One of those profiles was on Jared and Carol Hills, who have donated more than $3.5M to the University of Iowa over the last 45 years to a […]

Seaman to examine cancer survivorship care

Aaron Seaman, PhD, Associate in General Internal Medicine, has been awarded a $30,000 American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant via the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Seaman’s year-long project, “A Multi-Sited Case Study of Barriers to and Facilitators of Effective Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Care Guideline Implementation,” could lead to more effective and consistent models […]