Carvour capstone project presentation headed for national stage

Martha Carvour, MD, PhD, assistant professor in Infectious Diseases, will present her capstone project, “Optimizing Communication in Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic,” at the 2021 American College of Physicians (ACP) Internal Medicine Meeting. The project was the final phase Carvour had to complete the ACP and the American Association of Physician Leadership’s joint […]

Online presentation: CPC: Complications of Sickle Cell Disease – February 18, 2021

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, February 18, 2021 will be: CPC: Complications of Sickle Cell Disease12:00-1:00pmThursday, February 18, 2021 Presented by:Matthew Becker, MD, Internal Medicine ResidentNicole Peyton, MD, Pathology ResidentUsha Perepu, MBBS, MRCP, Clinical Associate Professor, Internal Medicine NOTE: A HawkID is required to attend this presentation.To ensure you will be using […]

Remote Triage by Nurse Practitioners Was Associated With Fewer Subsequent Face

Article: Remote Triage by Nurse Practitioners Was Associated With Fewer Subsequent Face Authors: Peter J Kaboli, Matthew R Augustine, Danielle E Rose, Neetu Chawla, Maria Bouchard, Paul Hebert Journal: J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Jan 26;1-8.  doi: 10.1007/s11606-020-06536-0.  Online ahead of print. Abstract:  Background: In 2015, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) incorporated nurse practitioners (NPs) into remote triage call centers to supplement […]

It’s a marathon not a sprint

This month and over the next few weeks, we will pass a number of one-year anniversaries. The first documented cases of COVID-19 in the United States, the first American deaths from this virus, the first cases in Iowa and the first cases we treated at University of Iowa Health Care all happened very quickly together. […]

Where Are They Now: Roberto Leon-Ferre, MD

Roberto Leon-Ferre, MD. Assistant Professor of Oncology, Associate Program Director of the Advanced Breast Medical Oncology Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN I split my time between clinical care, research and education. My clinical practice is focused on the treatment of patients with breast cancer, and in evaluating patients in our Early Cancer Therapeutics Clinic (where […]

Online presentation: Update in Internal Medicine – Self Assessment Module Part II – February 11, 2021

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, February 11 will be: Update in Internal Medicine – Self Assessment Module Part II12:00-1:00pmThursday, February 11, 2021 Katherine Harris, MD, Clinical Professor and Associate Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program Katherine White, MD, MME, Clinical Associate Professor and Director, Outpatient Internal Medicine Clerkship Click this link on Thursday […]

How to obtain MOC credit for Update in Internal Medicine (ABIM) 2021

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credits are available for attendance at the Internal Medicine Grand Rounds presentations held on February 4 and 11, 2021. Attendees can earn 10 MOC credits; participants need to log in to the ABIM portal, order the module, and submit their answers. Here are instructions on how to do so: Log in […]

Kumar education award to strengthen Iowa’s Allergy / Immunology fellowship curriculum

Bharat Kumar, MD, MME, Associate Rheumatology Fellowship Program Director and Clinical Assistant Professor in Immunology, received the 2021 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Educator Development Award. The one-year, $45,000 award will fund Kumar’s project, “Development of an Autoimmune Disease and Immunomodulator Use Online Curriculum for Allergy/Immunology Fellows.” Kumar will be recognized during the 2021 […]

Association of Glycolysis-Enhancing α-1 Blockers With Risk of Developing Parkinson Disease

Article: Association of Glycolysis-Enhancing α-1 Blockers With Risk of Developing Parkinson Disease Authors: Jacob E Simmering, Michael J Welsh, Lei Liu, Nandakumar S Narayanan, Anton Pottegård Journal: JAMA Neurol. 2021 Feb 1. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2020.5157. Online ahead of print. Abstract:Importance: Parkinson disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disease. A treatment that prevents or delays development of […]

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 few months, members of our department were nominated by colleagues, patients, and patient family members for […]