Collegiate celebration honors faculty excellence

Earlier this week, the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine recognized three categories of excellence among its faculty in a small event. The Celebration of Research, Scholarship, Teaching, and Service presented awards to Impact Scholars, new additions to the Wall of Scholarship, and the winners of the CCOM Faculty Awards. Since the […]

Magnetic diabetes treatment attracts NIH funding

“The more we look, the more the transfer of electrons seems to underlie diabetes,” postdoctoral research Calvin Carter, PhD, said in a Q&A with the American Diabetes Association (ADA). That search was borne out last fall, when Carter and MD/PhD student Sunny Huang, PhD, published ground-breaking findings in Cell Metabolism, showing that static electric and […]

Online presentation: The Inaugural Gerald DiBona Award – Viruses are Elegant: From influencing immunity to evolving coronavirus variants – April 29, 2021

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, April 29 will be: The Inaugural Gerald DiBona AwardViruses are Elegant: From influencing immunity to evolving coronavirus variants12:00-1:00pmThursday, April 29, 2021 Jack Stapleton, MD, Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases Click this link on Thursday just before noon to join the presentation: This Grand Rounds presentation will be […]

PowerPoint Presentations

Many of the principles that applied in my last entry about posters are also relevant for PowerPoint presentations. Before we discuss content, let’s review a bit about templates, designs, and logos. If you have struggled to find a University of Iowa Health Care, Carver College of Medicine, or Stead Family Children’s Hospital PowerPoint template, they […]

Hand hygiene and the sequence of patient care

Article: Hand hygiene and the sequence of patient care Authors: Nai-Chung Chang, Michael Jones, Heather Schacht Reisinger, Marin L Schweizer, Elizabeth Chrischilles, Margaret Chorazy, W Charles Huskins, Loreen Herwaldt Journal: Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 Apr 6;1-6. doi: 10.1017/ice.2021.82. Online ahead of print. Abstract:Objective: To determine whether the order in which healthcare workers perform patient […]


The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed most of us hard into a virtual environment and in this landscape our department and many of our faculty have become or continue to be “Influencers.” It would have been hard to imagine someone listing “improve video conferencing skills” as one of their goals at the beginning of 2020, but […]

2021 Newly Promoted Professors and Associate Professors

Congratulations to all of our faculty on this tremendous achievement! Professors Joseph Dillon, MB, BCh, BAO Professor Endocrinology and Metabolism Amy Dowden, MD Clinical Professor Immunology Dilek Ince, MD Clinical Professor Infectious Diseases Kan Liu, MD, PhD Clinical Professor Cardiovascular Medicine Associate Professors Colleen Campbell, PhD, MS, LGC Clinical Associate Professor Cardiovascular Medicine Ben Davis, […]

Resident teams present ongoing QI work

Through the months of February and March, residents provided preliminary answers to some good questions at each Monday’s noon conference. Can we convince more Veterans to get their pneumococcal vaccinations? Or improve lung cancer screening in the primary care setting? Can we increase infection prevention by getting providers to go “bare below the elbow”? How […]

Palliative care consultation in patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia

Article: Palliative care consultation in patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia Authors: Takaaki Kobayashi, Jorge L Salinas, Patrick Ten Eyck, Benjamin Chen, Tomo Ando, Kengo Inagaki, Mohammed Alsuhaibani, Paul G Auwaerter, Ilonka Molano, Daniel J Diekema Journal: Palliat Med. 2021 Apr;35(4):785-792. Abstract:Background: Palliative care consultation has shown benefits across a wide spectrum of diseases, but the […]

Upcoming Conferences – Spring 2021

Take a look at our upcoming CME conferences. There’s something for everyone! 22nd Annual Update in Infectious DiseasesFriday, April 30, 2021Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pmLocation: live virtual conference Course Overview and registration Designed for primary care providers, pharmacists, nurses, clinical microbiologists, and other providers, this virtual conference will provide an update on the prevention […]