FACE Class of 2019

Though the medical school and residency programs may grab more attention by volume, a quiet but unique class of graduates has also matriculated. Members of the Faculty/Fellows as Clinician Educators (FACE) Program were awarded their certificates of completion last week. In a collaboration between the department and the Office of Consultation and Research in Medical […]

Song receives AHA Innovation Grant

Long-Sheng Song, MD, MS, Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, has received a two-year, $200,000 Innovative Project Award (IPA) from the American Heart Association. Song will use the IPA to examine the role of junctophilin-2 (JP2) in smooth muscle physiology and in vascular disease, including hypertension. JP2’s function as a regulating protein in cardiac and skeletal muscle […]

The Chiefs’ Grand Rounds 2019

An annual tradition provides each year’s four Chief Residents a shared Grand Rounds session in the spring. A significant portion of a Chief’s responsibility is education, so one rarely leaves a session surprised at how well and efficiently they deliver tightly packaged instruction with humor and charisma. Before this year’s Chief Residents kept that streak going, […]

Abel receives Sarnoff mentoring award

E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, Chair and DEO of the Department of Internal Medicine, received the Dr. Arnold Katz Achievement Award at the Sarnoff 39th Annual Scientific Meeting in Boston earlier this month. According to the Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation, the award is given to a Sarnoff Foundation member who practices excellent mentorship while encouraging […]

Internal Medicine Education Awards, 2018-19

The following award winners were announced by Manish Suneja, MD, Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, on Thursday, May 16. François M. Abboud Internal Medicine Resident Award Chris DeZorzi, Tyler Rasmussen Presented annually to recognize one or two Senior Residents in the Department of Internal Medicine who carried out the most meritorious research work […]

Advances in Diabetes and Obesity Management, 5/10/19

This annual CME event was revived in 2016, and for its fourth since that revival, organizers have continued to innovate the day-long symposium’s content. Because diabetes intersects with, and even causes, so many other conditions, conference directors opened the floor to more presenters than just endocrinologists and dietitians, though of course their expertise was welcome […]

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. Over the last three months, members of our department were nominated by colleagues, patients, and patient family members for […]

Singh, Iyer examine RA treatment on heart

Namrata Singh, MBBS, MSCI, clinical assistant professor in Immunology, has received a two-year, $200,000 American Heart Association Innovative Grant. Singh and her colleagues will study whether hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) leads to a decrease in major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE). Second-year rheumatology fellow Priyanka Iyer, MBBS; Mary Vaughan Sarrazin, PhD; and Diana Jalal, MD, aided in the […]