Many communities, one commitment

Each year during the month of July, we close our financial books for the prior fiscal year (FY) ending in June and we execute our budget plans for the new FY. As you all know, this has been a challenging year financially for the department given our dramatic fall in clinical revenue during the months […]

Scherer receives two grants to study, promote vaccine adoption

Although vaccines have played an essential role in infectious disease prevention in the United States, the acceptance and administration for many vaccines is still suboptimal. With the COVID-19 pandemic projected to overlap with this year’s flu season, the uptake of the seasonal flu vaccine will be even more crucial as we continue to grapple with […]

Online presentation: CPC: Streptococcus pneumoniae meningitis – July 30, 2020

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, July 30, 2020 will be: CPC: Streptococcus pneumoniae meningitis 12:00-1:00pm Thursday, July 30, 2020 Presented by: Ahmed Abdelhamid, MD, Internal Medicine Resident Alexandra Isaacson, MD, Pathology Resident Michael Kwofie, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Radiology Peter Densen, MD, Emeritus Professor, Internal Medicine NOTE: A HawkID is required to […]

Ashwath, cardiology fellows take lectures global

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, education has remained at the forefront for Mahi Ashwath, MD, MBA, FACC, FASE, FSCMR, clinical associate professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, and president of the Iowa chapter of the American College of Cardiology (Iowa ACC), and Shubha Deep Roy, MD, chief cardiology fellow and co-chair of Iowa ACC Fellow-in-Training (FIT) Council. As […]

“Bon Voyage” to Janet Schlechte

As a postscript to the combined graduation event, leadership within the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism privately commissioned a recognition for Janet Schlechte, MD, who had recently announced her retirement, to be revealed at the end of the evening. Schlechte has long served the University of Iowa after her own training in residency and fellowship […]

Eating Pattern and Nutritional Risks among People with Multiple Sclerosis Following a Modified Paleolithic Diet

Article: Eating Pattern and Nutritional Risks among People with Multiple Sclerosis Following a Modified Paleolithic Diet Authors: Tyler J. Titcomb, Babita Bisht, David D. Moore, III, Yashpal S. Chhonker, Daryl J. Murry, Linda G. Snetselaar, and Terry L. Wahls Journal: Nutrients. 2020 Jun 20;12(6):1844 Abstract: Preliminary studies suggest that a modified Paleolithic diet may benefit […]

Allergy / Immunology, Endocrinology, and Rheumatology Fellows Graduation, 2020

For the last couple years, these three fellowship programs have combined their graduation celebrations for a number of reasons. The most obvious is that two of them—Allergy / Immunology and Rheumatology—are both housed within the Division of Immunology, a strength lent to both fellowship programs. Faculty within the division can easily “cross the hall” to […]

Consent for case reports

I was recently prompted to revisit the issue of informed consent for case reports when several authors requested a patient consent form. All clinicians and researchers are aware of the regulations governing identifiable information in any such writings; e.g., name, birth date, MRN, both in text and images. But I took a step back and […]

Links between type 2 diabetes and lipid mobilization point to new treatment target

Yumi Imai, MD, associate professor in Endocrinology and Metabolism, received a four-year, $710,000 VA Merit Award. With this new grant, Imai will build on previous research to investigate type 2 diabetes treatment by identifying correlations between lipolysis and beta cell dysfunction.  “Type 2 diabetes is the major health problem with high prevalence in the US, inflicting […]