Caring in the delivery

In my last post, I wrote about our focus on quality, on the quest for excellence. But whether it is a cutting-edge therapeutic or a process designed to minimize the risk of error, how we deliver that care—what happens outside of the clinics and procedure rooms—is just as critical. When things run smoothly outside, physicians, […]

Meet Your Interns 2022, Part 2

We are proud to present the incoming Intern Class of 2022. We wanted to take the opportunity to go a little past the names and faces and learn a couple things about them. We asked them each to tell us about why they chose Internal Medicine at Iowa for their residency. And, now that they […]

Online presentation: Modulating the Path: New Breakthrough Therapy (Elexacaftor/Tezacaftor/Ivacaftor or ELX/TEZ/IVA) for Treatment of Adults with Cystic Fibrosis – August 11, 2022

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, August 11, 2022, will be: Modulating the Path: New Breakthrough Therapy (Elexacaftor/Tezacaftor/Ivacaftor or ELX/TEZ/IVA) for Treatment of Adults with Cystic Fibrosis 12:00-1:00pm Thursday, August 11, 2022 Douglas B. Hornick, MD, Clinical Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine Brittany Wright, PharmD, BCACP, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Adjunct Assistant […]

Antibiotic stewardship implementation at hospitals without on-site infectious disease specialists: A qualitative study

Article: Antibiotic stewardship implementation at hospitals without on-site infectious disease specialists: A qualitative study Authors: Daniel J Livorsi, Kenda R Stewart Steffensmeier, Eli N Perencevich, Matthew Bidwell Goetz, Heather Schacht Reisinger Journal: Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2022 May;43(5):576-581 Abstract: Background: Hospitals are required to have antibiotic stewardship programs (ASPs), but there are few models for […]

Meet Your Interns 2022, part 1

We are proud to present the incoming Intern Class of 2022. We wanted to take the opportunity to go a little past the names and faces and learn a couple things about them. We asked them each to tell us about why they chose Internal Medicine at Iowa for their residency. And, now that they […]

McLendon to examine protein protectiveness against Alzheimer’s

Jared McLendon, PhD, associate in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, has received a three-year, $175,000 grant from the Alzheimer’s Association examining the molecular significance of Sorbs2 in Alzheimer’s disease. Higher levels of this protein have been associated with delayed onset of the disease by more than 11 years and, conversely, decreased levels of Sorbs2 have been observed in people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. “This […]

Online presentation: Clinical Updates on Monkeypox Virus 2022 – August 4, 2022

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, August 4, 2022, will be: Clinical Updates on Monkeypox Virus 2022 12:00-1:00pm Thursday, August 4, 2022 Angel Desai, MD, MPH, Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, UC Davis Health Click this link on Thursday just before noon to join the presentation: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/98095866420 This Grand Rounds presentation […]

Meet Our APPs: Clarissa Bruce, MPAS, PA-C

We are pleased to present the next in our weekly series introducing you to Internal Medicine’s Advanced Practice Providers. In addition to sharing information about where they work in the department, we asked them each to tell us a little bit about their “Why” (the sustaining pull for their work) and what relaxes them. (Read […]

Employee Appreciation Day, 2022

Happy Employee Appreciation Day! Please enjoy this message from Isabella Grumbach, MD, PhD, Interim Chair and DEO of the Department of Internal Medicine. Last year the planning committee settled on the theme “I Am Iowa” as we celebrated just how many countries–more than 70, in fact–our members called home in addition to the University of […]