2019 Newly Promoted Associate Professors

Out of a consideration for time, Lois Geist, MD, associate dean for Faculty Affairs and Development, said that she would keep her descriptions of member successes brief. But, she made clear, that brevity in no way should diminish the hard work and tremendous achievements of those being honored that afternoon. Unlike the celebration of the […]

Klesney-Tait, Stoltz named to two new professorships

Surrounded by friends, colleagues, former mentors, and loved ones, two members of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine each received formal recognition of their appointment to two newly formed professorships. Julia Klesney-Tait, MD, PhD, in addition to being the Medical Director of the Lung Transplantation program within University of Iowa Health Care […]

Bjarnason completes doctorate during residency

Third-year resident Thorarinn Bjarnason, MD, has another set of initials to add behind his name, PhD. A couple months ago, Bjarnason returned home to Reykjavik, Iceland, to successfully defend his dissertation “Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in the Acute Coronary Syndrome: Diagnosis, effect on atherosclerotic burden and prognosis” at the University of Iceland. The work represents […]

Taking stock as the academic year ends

There have been many reviews and pulse-checks these last few months. We have completed our department’s five-year review and will soon receive formal feedback. Many members of the department contributed to this process. I hope that the information gleaned will assist our institutional leadership in understanding the breadth of our mission and our impact on […]

Cardiology Fellows Graduation, 2019

“In 10 years, in 20 years, when their names come up, when Iowa’s name comes up, I will always be proud to say I trained there, that I trained with my fellow graduates.” Oluwaseun Adeola, MB, ChB, MPH, said this during the formal recognition of that evening’s graduates in the ballroom of the Hilton Garden […]

Internal Medicine Residents Graduation, 2019

During his opening remarks, Manish Suneja, MD, Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, asked family members–moms, dads, spouses–of this year’s graduating class of residents to stand for recognition. Some of the loudest applause of the evening followed. It was, Suneja said, an acknowledgment that as much as the evening’s honorees deserved congratulations, they did […]

Emeritus Faculty Luncheon, 5/17/19

Over the years, the University of Iowa Center for Advancement (UICA) has hosted the Internal Medicine Emeritus Faculty lunch in a variety of places, from the Levitt Center to Hancher Auditorium to the President’s Box inside Kinnick Stadium. Each location always provides the perfect backdrop for retired faculty and their guests to reconnect. This year, […]

Johnson wins GME teaching award

Krista Johnson, MD, MME, clinical associate professor in General Internal Medicine, is one of the 2019 recipients of the Excellence in Clinical Coaching award. Johnson was presented with her award along with her co-winners and recipients of other GME teaching awards earlier this week. Below are quotes from colleagues and trainees who supported Johnson’s nomination […]

Pulmonary focuses on people

The below is a post from Joseph Zabner, MD, PhD, director, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine. The members of our division believe in incorporating each element of the tripartite mission into everything we do. In our clinical practices, you will find research discoveries through clinical trials as well as education of medical […]

The Chiefs’ Grand Rounds

An annual tradition provides each year’s four Chief Residents a shared Grand Rounds session in the spring. A significant portion of a Chief’s responsibility is education, so one rarely leaves a session surprised at how well and efficiently they deliver tightly packaged instruction with humor and charisma. Before this year’s Chief Residents kept that streak going, […]