Farewell from our 2020-21 Chief Residents

Residents, It is with great sadness that we say goodbye as your Chief Residents for the 20-21 academic year. Although this year has been very different than we ever expected (thanks COVID), we have enjoyed working with every single one of you. When we interviewed for the role of Chief Resident in Spring 2019, we […]

Internal Medicine Residents Graduation, 2021

Preparation for an event as important as celebrating the graduation of our Internal Medicine residents starts months in advance. Because the department anticipated an event under pandemic precautions in which everyone—despite their vaccinations—would still need to remain socially distant and masked, the planning committee commissioned a series of pre-recorded videos that everyone could watch together. […]

Outstanding Resident & Teacher of the Year Awards, 2021

At last week’s Internal Medicine Residency Graduation, the final two resident-chosen awards for the year were announced. The bulk of the awards had been announced the day before at Grand Rounds. Outstanding Intern of the Year – Christian Anderson, MD, PhDOutstanding Junior Resident of the Year – Ian Kidder, MDOutstanding Fellow of the Year – […]

Online presentation: Contemporary Breast Cancer Care: Updates for the Internist – June 10, 2021

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, June 10 will be: Contemporary Breast Cancer Care: Updates for the Internist12:00-1:00pmThursday, June 10, 2021 Sneha Phadke, DO, MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation Click this link on Thursday just before noon to join the presentation:https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/93808300890 This Grand Rounds presentation […]

The CV – Section II: Teaching

This is the next part in a series of posts on editing, styling, and formatting curriculum vitae. Section II: Teaching Next up in this CV series we’ll review the Teaching section, and I have provided a sample of Section II with different types of entries. The first subsection here (A) should include all teaching assignments, […]

Infectious Disease Fellowship Graduation, 2021

The Division of Infectious Diseases said congratulations and farewell to their graduating fellows in two formats. First, in familiar and pandemic-safe style, guests were invited to attend a virtual celebration. Afterward, those who wanted could also attend an in-person event with refreshments, some gift-giving to the graduates, and a few group photos. At each of […]

Kobayashi receives SHEA award, reflecting remarkable scholarly work

Takaaki Kobayashi, MD, a third-year Infectious Disease (ID) fellow, received a Jonathan Freeman Scholarship from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). The Jonathan Freeman Scholarship nationally recognizes eight ID fellows who demonstrate a passion for hospital epidemiology and health care improvement. After publishing more than 30 epidemiologic research articles and case studies, Kobayashi […]

Integrin α9 regulates smooth muscle cell phenotype switching and vascular remodeling

Article: Integrin α9 regulates smooth muscle cell phenotype switching and vascular remodeling Authors: Manish Jain, Rishabh Dev, Prakash Doddapattar, Shigeyuki Kon, Nirav Dhanesha, Anil K Chauhan Journal: JCI Insight. 2021 May 24;6(10):147134. Abstract:Excessive proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs) remains a significant cause of in-stent restenosis. Integrins, which are heterodimeric transmembrane receptors, play a […]

Celebrating the future and reflecting on the past

At the beginning of the year I mentioned that I would be watching numbers in The Loop, and not only has our Fully Vaccinated Employees number grown well past an amazing 15,200, but the number of inpatients with COVID-19 has been hovering in the single digits and even briefly turning zero for most of the […]

Gastroenterology Fellowship Graduation, 2021

As much a recognition of four remarkable gastroenterologists and their graduation, the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology also celebrated the ability to just be together again. At the Coralville Marriott on last Friday evening, a few dozen division members–faculty, fellows and just a couple plus-ones for the graduates themselves–came together to eat, laugh, and pose […]