Farewell from our 2018-19 Chief Residents

Before chief year started, someone told us, “The days will be long but the year will be short.” As we type up this farewell, we couldn’t agree more. Some of our long days included changing the 6RC call schedule right before July 1st, prepping for Monday and Friday recruitment lectures, and waiting for Dr. Smock to […]

Rosen awarded CFF career development grant

Bradley H. Rosen, DO, assistant professor of Internal Medicine in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine has been named a Harry Shwachman Clinical Investigator awardee by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This prestigious award is designed to provide the opportunity for promising, clinically trained physicians with a commitment to research to develop into independent cystic fibrosis […]

How to obtain MOC credit for Update in Internal Medicine (ABIM)

As announced earlier this year, Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credits are available for attendance at select Internal Medicine Grand Rounds presentations. Two presentations, one on May 30 and another on June 6, will provide 10 MOC credits to interested and eligible participants. Part of the MOC module requires participants to log in to the ABIM […]

Emeritus Faculty Luncheon, 5/17/19

Over the years, the University of Iowa Center for Advancement (UICA) has hosted the Internal Medicine Emeritus Faculty lunch in a variety of places, from the Levitt Center to Hancher Auditorium to the President’s Box inside Kinnick Stadium. Each location always provides the perfect backdrop for retired faculty and their guests to reconnect. This year, […]

Cho examines allergy and asthma link

Josalyn Cho, MD, assistant professor in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine, received a two-year, $275K R21 grant from the NIH for her project “Airway Dendritic Cells in the Allergic Asthma Phenotype.” Cho’s team will investigate dendritic cells in the lungs of allergic patients with and without asthma to understand how these cells contribute to […]

Final Push – Bird House Hospice Home

We are in the last week our Spring Community Engagement drive to benefit the Bird House. Thank you to everyone who has already donated or helped to spread the word. Every contribution provides one more day or one fewer concern to an organization dedicated to helping Iowans die with dignity. The full wish list the Bird […]

Johnson wins GME teaching award

Krista Johnson, MD, MME, clinical associate professor in General Internal Medicine, is one of the 2019 recipients of the Excellence in Clinical Coaching award. Johnson was presented with her award along with her co-winners and recipients of other GME teaching awards earlier this week. Below are quotes from colleagues and trainees who supported Johnson’s nomination […]

Measuring our impact

Reputation matters. Rankings by outlets like U. S. News & World Report or by other private or governmental sources of our clinical services as a whole or a particular subspecialty or our training programs influence a raft of decisions made by potential students, trainees, and even faculty recruits about whether to come here. Patients, referring […]

Strengthening our culture of scholarship

I am writing to share my perspectives on scholarship in our department, how we support and enhance it, and how it should be measured. The University of Iowa is internationally recognized for its research output, and the Department of Internal Medicine has been an important contributor to our university’s academic reputation. Our research productivity wins […]

Pulmonary focuses on people

The below is a post from Joseph Zabner, MD, PhD, director, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine. The members of our division believe in incorporating each element of the tripartite mission into everything we do. In our clinical practices, you will find research discoveries through clinical trials as well as education of medical […]