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 […]

Recruiting the best

Though a little more than ten days remain before our first resident candidate interviews, by the time you read another post from me, they will already be underway. The ERAS application portal opened on September 15 and we have been inundated with more than 2,000 applications so far. Beginning October 7, and extending all the […]

Building a diverse community of scholars

Summer is winding down, fall is knocking at the door, and the academic year across campus is getting into full gear. We welcome undergraduates, both the returning ones as well as those just finishing their first full-week of college ever, and of course our new medical students. This yearly cycle of transitions reminds me of […]

Recruiting for our future

It seems like we barely get a new class of fellows situated here and it is time to begin the process of identifying the members of next year’s class. Toward the end of this month, we will enter Interview Season. Graduating residents from all over the country will visit Iowa City to meet with faculty […]

Teaching clinical medicine

There are few activities in this role that drive home for me the importance of each component of our mission than leading Chair’s Rounds each Thursday morning. I look forward very much to accompany our Chief Residents and trainees to round on patients that represent the breadth and diversity of the clinical cases on our […]

Research, diversity, and immunology

During this month of transition, we have focused quite a bit on our education mission, but research within the Department of Internal Medicine never slows down. This last month has seen a number of compelling research stories come to light that reflect the diversity of research that is being conducted within our Department. These include […]

Welcome to our new trainees

Happy day after the Fourth of July. For many of us, holidays do not equate with time off, but on the contrary, might increase the amount of work on our plates. For those who had to work, I hope that yesterday and the next few days pass quietly and pleasantly. Many thanks to those of […]