Our commitment to diversity

Ten years ago, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the national medical school accrediting body, directed institutions to increase the level of diversity in our programs, by working to attract and enroll greater numbers of women and minorities into our profession. Progress has been slow, however. Even as of last year, the most recently […]

Big data and big discoveries

Happy New Year, Happy 2020! I hope the past couple weeks have been restorative, whether you were able to take a lot or even a little time away from work and for yourself. The turning of the calendar to a new year and a new decade may be an arbitrary time for the establishment of […]

Review of a momentous year by any measure

It seemed like much of our spare time in 2019 in Internal Medicine was devoted to self-assessment and review. These can be essential and worthwhile activities, without question. They confirmed our strengths, clarified opportunities, and collectively revealed paths we might not have considered otherwise. My profound gratitude goes out to all the administrative personnel, faculty, […]

State of the Department, 2019

The following is an abridged and edited transcript of yesterday’s State of the Department address. To view the entire presentation, click here (hawkid login required). It’s always fun to put this stuff together. And to share with you my perspectives on where the department is and where the department is going. My hope is that […]

Amarachi Anukam Memorial Fund

Earlier this fall, our department lost a very talented, vivacious, and driven young physician, Dr. Amarachi Anukam, who suffered with sickle cell disease. After discussions with her parents, internal medicine residents and faculty, and our sickle cell care team, we are pleased to announce the newly established Amarachi Anukam Memorial Fund. This memorial fund via the […]

The Pipeline

I think a lot about the challenges facing academic medicine and the need to constantly replenish our ranks. As many institutions grapple with the declining number of physician scientists, the metaphor of maintaining a robust pipeline continues to be salient. How can we as an organization and a department address this challenge? I believe that […]

Suneja named Vice Chair for Education

I am pleased to announce that Manish Suneja, MD, has accepted the role of Vice Chair for Education within the Department of Internal Medicine. Dr. Suneja is and will remain the Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, a program which he has led since 2014. Under his direction the program has achieved national […]

Collaboration advances excellence in clinical care and clinical research

As an integrated health system, University of Iowa Health Care unifies the Carver College of Medicine, UI Hospitals and Clinics, community clinics, and the University of Iowa Physicians (UIP) to ensure that our missions as an Academic Medical Center (AMC) combine to provide high-quality health services to the region, while advancing missions of education and […]

Personalized medicine

For those who attended our 53rd annual Internal Medicine Research Day last week, I hope that you enjoyed it as much as I did. Attending scientific or professional conferences is something that many of us do throughout the year. Lessons learned listening to short presentations or interacting with trainees at their posters will often inform […]

Education beyond our walls

For understandable reasons, much of our attention focuses heavily on our resident and fellow training programs. The chance to participate in them is a big reason many of us choose careers in academic medicine, relishing the opportunity to pay forward to the next generation who will succeed us. Continuing medical education, however, is another critical […]