Phase I clinical trial group finds efficiencies, increases

Opening any clinical trial requires the satisfaction of many regulatory requirements for very good reasons. Scores of people review applications, confer in committees, weigh risks and benefits, all to make sure that the investigator has patient safety as their guide. This process is important, but it can also be lengthy and overlong delays can doom a trial before it can even […]

Online presentation: Do You Want to Breathe? Don’t Vape – February 25, 2021

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, February 25 will be: Do You Want to Breathe? Don’t Vape12:00-1:00pmThursday, February 25, 2021 Alejandro Comellas, MD, Clinical Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine Meredith Frey, PharmD, Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident, Department of Pharmaceutical Care Click this link on Thursday just before noon to […]

Dodd expands MPNST research with new DOD grant

Rebecca Dodd, PhD, assistant professor in Hematology, Oncology, and Blood and Marrow Transplantation, received a three-year $811,125 grant from the US Department of Defense (DOD). Titled “Targeting a pro-tumorigenic immunosuppressive loop in MPNST,” Dodd’s project will examine the processes behind Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor (MPNST) development. MPNSTs are sarcomas that occur in 8-13% of […]

StARR grant offers Peds, IntMed residents research opportunities

Training programs at Iowa have always promised flexibility, offering opportunities to tailor specifics in order to meet long-term career goals. Now, with the receipt of a four-year, $1.3M R38 grant from the NIH’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), trainees in the Departments of Internal Medicine and of Pediatrics have access to a new […]

Locally invasive, castrate-resistant prostate cancer in a Pten/Trp53 double knockout mouse model of prostate cancer monitored with non-invasive bioluminescent imaging

Article: Locally invasive, castrate-resistant prostate cancer in a Pten/Trp53 double knockout mouse model of prostate cancer monitored with non-invasive bioluminescent imaging Authors: Courtney Yong, Devon L Moose, Nadine Bannick, Wade R Gutierrez, Marion Vanneste, Robert Svensson, Patrick Breheny, James A Brown, Rebecca D Dodd, Michael B Cohen, Michael D Henry Journal: PLoS One. 2020 Sep […]

Recognizing Teaching Excellence

Learners in the Carver College of Medicine are invited to provide examples of effective teaching at the end of each rotation. Read what our trainees recently had to say about Internal Medicine educators below. Read previous submissions. John Rieth, MD, Third Year ResidentSubmitted by Zehra Khan I had the privilege of working with and learning […]

Operation: Valentine

The department never stops thinking about how to show our residents what they mean to us. The latest demonstration came in the form of boxed sweets from one of the best local bakeries in town. (This does not constitute an official endorsement of DeLuxe Cakes and Pastries, nor have we been compensated with free pain […]

Carvour capstone project presentation headed for national stage

Martha Carvour, MD, PhD, assistant professor in Infectious Diseases, will present her capstone project, “Optimizing Communication in Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic,” at the 2021 American College of Physicians (ACP) Internal Medicine Meeting. The project was the final phase Carvour had to complete the ACP and the American Association of Physician Leadership’s joint […]

Online presentation: CPC: Complications of Sickle Cell Disease – February 18, 2021

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, February 18, 2021 will be: CPC: Complications of Sickle Cell Disease12:00-1:00pmThursday, February 18, 2021 Presented by:Matthew Becker, MD, Internal Medicine ResidentNicole Peyton, MD, Pathology ResidentUsha Perepu, MBBS, MRCP, Clinical Associate Professor, Internal Medicine NOTE: A HawkID is required to attend this presentation.To ensure you will be using […]

Remote Triage by Nurse Practitioners Was Associated With Fewer Subsequent Face

Article: Remote Triage by Nurse Practitioners Was Associated With Fewer Subsequent Face Authors: Peter J Kaboli, Matthew R Augustine, Danielle E Rose, Neetu Chawla, Maria Bouchard, Paul Hebert Journal: J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Jan 26;1-8.  doi: 10.1007/s11606-020-06536-0.  Online ahead of print. Abstract:  Background: In 2015, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) incorporated nurse practitioners (NPs) into remote triage call centers to supplement […]