Stoltz part of inaugural class of Distinguished Scholars

David Stoltz, MD, PhD, professor in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine, is one of six researchers named this week to the University of Iowa Health Care Distinguished Scholars Program (DSP). This program aims to support internationally recognized scientists who are leaders in their fields of research. Each of them will receive $200,000 grants per […]

Hal Richerson, MD, 1929–2020

Today, a giant in Internal Medicine was laid to rest at Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City by his immediate family. Hal B. Richerson, MD, was a member of the University of Iowa since 1961, when he joined us for residency and fellowship training in Allergy-Immunology. Although he had brief stints away for further training, including […]

Online presentation: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – March 19, 2020

In accordance with safety guidelines to limit large group meetings, Internal Medicine is pleased to present our weekly Grand Rounds presentations live online. The presentation for Thursday, March 19, 2020, will be: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 12:00-1:00pm Thursday, March 19, 2020 Presented by: Jorge Salinas, MD, Hospital Epidemiologist, Clinical Assistant Professor Stanley Perlman, MD, PhD, Professor […]

Resilience in times of crisis

Unprecedented events are unfolding and it is difficult to wrap one’s mind completely around the rapidly evolving landscapes being shaped by the current coronavirus pandemic. The potential impact on University of Iowa Health Care is uncertain. However, as I look at how we have responded so far, I feel a tremendous sense of hope. There […]

Denise Zang: One month in

Denise Zang, clinical department administrator, joined the Department of Internal Medicine almost exactly one month ago, after serving as administrator for the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine and Public Health. (Read Dr. Dale Abel’s announcement and introduction.) Earlier this week, Zang responded to a few questions. Welcome to […]

Oana Paun, MD, 1979–2020

The following is a joint message from E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, Chair and DEO of Internal Medicine, and Steven Lentz, MD, PhD, Chief, Section of Hematology. Colleagues: It is with deep sadness that we relay news of the passing of Oana Valeria Paun, MD, on Friday, surrounded by loved ones. A clinical assistant professor […]

Antibody Opsonization of a TLR9 Agonist–Containing Virus-like Particle Enhances In Situ Immunization

Article: Antibody Opsonization of a TLR9 Agonist–Containing Virus-like Particle Enhances In Situ Immunization Authors: Caitlin D. Lemke-Miltner, Sue E. Blackwell, Chaobo Yin, Anna E. Krug, Aaron J. Morris, Arthur M. Krieg and George J. Weiner Journal: J Immunol. 2020 Mar 1;204(5):1386-1394 Abstract: The immunologic and therapeutic effects of intratumoral (IT) delivery of a novel virus-like […]

Colorectal cancer gets attention on a few levels

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined. But, 60% of deaths could be prevented by effective screening. In that spirit, throughout the month of March, University of Iowa Health Care is engaging in raising awareness about the disease and the […]

March 2020 – Amy Gingerich

Fellowship coordinators are critical not just to our clinical care mission, but also our education mission. Amy Gingerich is the administrative services coordinator for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship. When Gingerich started in the role eight years ago she was “the heart and soul” of the program, Division Director Joseph Zabner, MD, PhD, said. […]