Recognizing, and thanking, our administrators

A common stereotype heard when discussing academic medicine or even academia in general is that there are far too many administrators. The attitude says they don’t understand what it really takes to practice medicine effectively and efficiently or that they are only interested in profit. I think we all know that this is a largely […]

Meet Our APPs: Susan Kaliszewski, MS, 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 […]

Iowa ACP Chapter meeting, 10/27/22

In partnership with the Progress two-day CME conference last October, the Iowa Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP) also hosted a series of coinciding events, both with the conference and with the University of Iowa’s Homecoming celebrations. First, the Iowa Chapter sponsored the state finals of the ACP Clinical Vignette Competition. This year […]

Brain Fog and Fatigue following COVID-19 Infection: An Exploratory Study of Patient Experiences of Long COVID

Article: Brain Fog and Fatigue following COVID-19 Infection: An Exploratory Study of Patient Experiences of Long COVID Authors: Emily E Chasco, Kimberly Dukes, DeShauna Jones, Alejandro P Comellas, Richard M Hoffman, Alpana Garg Journal: Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Nov 23;19(23):15499 Abstract: Post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 (PASC) is a poorly understood condition with […]

Endocrinology holiday party, 1/7/23

Earlier this month, the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism gathered at a nearby hotel to celebrate the previous year’s successes. As Division Director Ayotunde Dokun, MD, PhD, FACE, pointed out in post-dinner remarks, the relatively small division had much to celebrate. A successful fellowship recruitment, increased clinical efforts resulting in a remarkable margin, the addition […]

Jalal, Smock in VA leadership changes

The following announcement comes from Bradley Dixon, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine and Chief of Medicine, Iowa City VA Health Care System (ICVA). It is with some sadness, but also great pride that we announce that Dr. Diana Jalal has stepped down as Deputy Chief of Medicine to take a position as Associate Director of […]

2023 Research Seminar Series Schedule

The Internal Medicine Research Seminar Series continues its seventh year providing a unique forum to showcase the broad array of discovery being conducted within the department. The typical format is composed of two presenters who each describe their individual work for 20 minutes and reserve 10 minutes for audience discussion. The series will take place […]

Meet Our APPs: Tina Conway 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 […]

Dare to Discover, 2023

Since 2016, the University of Iowa’s Office of the Vice President for Research has sponsored a banner campaign around downtown Iowa City to feature researchers whose ideas are already making an impact on the world. The Dare to Discover campaign has at times focused solely on faculty members or undergraduates, but more recently, like this year, they […]

Work smarter, not harder

Welcome to the new year! In December, in preparation for the State of the Department address, I reviewed oodles of tables and numbers and pie charts. And it became immediately clear that despite many surprises and challenges we faced together, we did really well in 2022 in meeting the department’s mission: to provide superior health […]