The road to the Mountain Top

Each year University of Iowa Health Care, the Carver College of Medicine, and all our departments commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by designating the week as “Human Rights Week.” We frame these days as a time of celebration, instruction, and service, reflecting on our commitment as an institution to the tenets […]

Adviento earns ASAM scholarship

University of Iowa Health Care has a full range of specialists dedicated to studying and treating substance use disorders. And trainees, especially those within our combined Medicine-Psychiatry Residency Program, are given opportunity to learn from experts in this field both here at Iowa and at regional and national conferences. One such conference is the American […]

Online presentation: CPC: Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Congenitally Corrected Transposition of The Great Arteries – January 28, 2021

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, January 27, 2021 will be: CPC: Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Congenitally Corrected Transposition of The Great Arteries12:00-1:00pmThursday, January 28, 2021 Presented by:Adil Hassan, MD, Internal Medicine residentTracy Halvorson, MD, Co-Chief Resident, PathologyPrashob Porayette, MBBS, MSc, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics NOTE: A HawkID is required to attend this […]

Jane Rowat – Celebrating 25 years at Iowa

For many years, during our department’s Employee Appreciation Day, a banner was hung listing members’ names in order of their years of continuous service. In a department that inspires loyalty and longevity, many names have three and even four decades listed behind them. And one of those names that has steadily climbed the banner is […]

Rosen to investigate mechanisms of pulmonary fibrosis on collaborative U01

Bradley H. Rosen, DO, assistant professor in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine is the principal investigator on a four-year, $245K collaborative U01 subaward with the NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Rosen will lead the University of Iowa’s effort to understand the pathobiological mechanisms that lead to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). IPF is […]

Adipocyte Ceramides-The Nexus of Inflammation and Metabolic Disease

Article: Adipocyte Ceramides-The Nexus of Inflammation and Metabolic Disease Authors: Bhagirath Chaurasia, Chad Lamar Talbot, Scott A Summers Journal: Front Immunol. 2020 Sep 23;11:576347. Abstract:Adipose depots are heterogeneous tissues that store and sense fuel levels. Through the secretion of lipids, cytokines, and protein hormones (adipokines), they communicate with other organ systems, informing them of the […]

Teamwork, Swiss cheese prove the difference in COVID-19 prevention

Frequent, universal COVID-19 testing has been one of the chief preventive methods used in long-term care facilities (LTCs). Although only 8% of COVID-19 cases occur in LTCs, these cases have accounted for 40% of all reported COVID-related deaths. Many facilities have employed the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) recommendation to frequently test their employees […]

MICU faculty win Culturally Responsive Health Care Award

First awarded in 2017, the Culturally Responsive Health Care Award was established by University of Iowa Health Care to recognize individuals and groups who practice inclusive care with conscious attention to health inequities and the need for care adaptive to diverse needs of patients and their families. This year, the award has been given to […]

Manuscript Tips: Conclusion/Summary

The following is the next installment in a series on writing for publication from Kris Greiner, editor in the Design Center. Explore her suite of editing services. The final piece of a manuscript that authors may find a bit challenging is writing a compelling and succinct conclusion. As I always recommend, be sure to check your target journal’s instructions […]

Where Are They Now: Cedric “Jamie” Rutland, MD

Cedric “Jamie” Rutland, MD. Medical Director and CEO, Rutland Medical Group (West Coast Lung); Medical Director and Content Creator, Medicine Deconstructed Productions, Orange County, California What were some of the projects you worked on while you were at Iowa and how did this work prepare you for your career?  While I was at Iowa, I worked on […]