Meet Our APPs: Min Seo, MSN, ARNP

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 […]

Holden Graduate Student Spotlight: Shakoora Sabree

The following is reprinted from the February 6 issue of the UI Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Holden Highlights newsletter. See other features from this series. Graduate Student Spotlight: Shakoora Sabree, Medical Scientist Training Program As a native of Stone Mountain, Georgia, Shakoora Sabree’s undergraduate education took her to Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA, where […]

A tale of two peripheral blood CD34+ cell counts: Evaluation of unexpectedly high values prior to peripheral stem cell collection

Article: A tale of two peripheral blood CD34+ cell counts: Evaluation of unexpectedly high values prior to peripheral stem cell collection Authors: Kai J Rogers, Meredith G Parsons, Christopher S Strouse, Umar Farooq, Annette J Schlueter Journal: Transfus Apher Sci. 2022 Dec 14;103624 Excerpt: Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) form the foundation of treatment for many […]

Pulmonary holiday party, 1/26/23

Count on the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine to resist expectation and to search out the new. The typical trappings of a holiday party typically do not feature murals of flying saucers above sun-loungers and specialty mixed drinks named for famous fictional plants. But last week’s gathering at one of Iowa City’s […]

Gutierrez named Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The message below was sent to the Department of Internal Medicine from Interim Chair and DEO Isabella Grumbach, MD, PhD, earlier today. I am pleased to announce that Jeydith Gutierrez, MD, MPH, clinical associate professor in General Internal Medicine, has accepted the position of Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) for the department, […]

Meet Our APPs: Evan Eastman, MPAS

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 […]

Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Pi*MZ variant increases risk of developing hepatic events in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease patients

Article: Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Pi*MZ variant increases risk of developing hepatic events in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease patients Authors: Arvind R Murali, Sameer Prakash, Antonio J Sanchez Journal: Clin Res Hepatol Gastroenterol. 2022 Dec 9;47(2):102066 Abstract: Aims: Heterozygous alpha-1-antitrypsin (A1AT) Pi*MZ variant has been shown to increase the risk of developing liver cirrhosis in patients with non-alcoholic […]

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 […]