Departures and arrivals

One week from today, a newly minted cohort of medical students will walk across the stage in Hancher Auditorium and receive a diploma that represents the culmination of years of hard work and sacrifice, not only their own but those made by family members, partners and even children! Achieving a Doctor of Medicine degree does […]

Dokun named Endocrinology Division Director

I am pleased to announce that Ayotunde O. Dokun, MD, PhD, FACE, will become Director of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, effective July 1, 2019. Dr. Dokun joins us from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center where he […]

Our history and our future

No greater reminder exists that we are brief stewards of this university and its work than an anniversary, and this month brings two of them. When the first clinical manifestations of HIV appeared nearly four decades ago, many were bewildered, and prior to our understanding of its pathogenesis and development of treatments, HIV infection often […]

Maintaining a robust pipeline

The choice to pursue a career in academic medicine is not an easy one. Last weekend, I participated in the annual joint meeting of the Association of American Physicians, the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the American Physician Scientist Association. All of the keynote and presidential addresses independently, but passionately, spoke to the importance […]

Investing in our future

Although we are still waiting on the National Resident Matching Program’s data, which we will share when it is released, all indications convince us that our incoming class of interns represents some of this year’s very best medical school graduates. First, our residency program filled all its spots, a common achievement that should still not […]

International and national recognition

For the second year in a row, U. S. News & World Report has ranked us among the nation’s best. You can read the full report of where our medical school stands in addition to other subspecialties within the Carver College of Medicine that were nationally ranked here. Last year our department’s training program was […]

Our Research Trajectory

Below is a slide that we displayed during last December’s State of the Department address. There is one data point that has been updated since I shared it last. We now know how our fiscal year 2018 $37.9M in federal research dollars ranks us relative to our peers. The 22.43% increase in grants has moved […]

Primary Care on the front lines of our health system

There really is no other way to say it. Based in the Division of General Internal Medicine, our general internists, mostly working at the Iowa River Landing facility, log more hours in direct and indirect contact with patients than most within University of Iowa Health Care. Fewer than 20 providers follow more than 14,000 patients […]

Strong mentorship is part of the “Iowa Difference”

From the moment many of us first decided we wanted to pursue a career in medicine, a roadmap emerged, with clear milestones that had to be achieved. From our undergraduate institutions all the way through our fellowships, we more or less knew what was next or what might be required to advance to the next […]

Human rights and diversity in health care

Although University of Iowa Health Care’s Human Rights Week officially begins on Monday, Jan. 21, with the Martin Luther King Day of Service, yesterday’s Grand Rounds started this year’s institution-wide celebration. Drs. Laurie Lyckholm and Usha Perepu focused their presentation on Sickle Cell Disease, which afflicts a specific segment of our population. Their presentation shed […]