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 […]

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 […]

You Make a Difference in Internal Medicine

The University of Iowa Health Care Making a Difference program is designed to recognize individuals who have performed in an exemplary manner, consistent with the goals of service excellence, and with a commitment to quality care. Over the last few months, members of our department were nominated by colleagues, patients, and patient family members for […]

MICU faculty win Culturally Responsive Health Care Award

First awarded in 2017, the Culturally Responsive Health Care Award was established by University of Iowa Health Care to recognize individuals and groups who practice inclusive care with conscious attention to health inequities and the need for care adaptive to diverse needs of patients and their families. This year, the award has been given to […]

Shielding our pulmonary fellows

“Among the aerosol-generating procedures,” an April 27 JAMA editorial cautioned, “performing endotracheal intubation is especially hazardous.” At University of Iowa Health Care, over the last ten months of caring for those individuals with COVID-19 admitted to our Medical Intensive Care Unit and needing intubation, it is safe to say that nearly every one of those […]

Ait-Aissa receives ACS seed grant

Karima Ait-Aissa, PhD, associate in Cardiovascular Medicine, received a $30,000 American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant from the University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her project, titled “New Approaches to Mitigate Radiation Therapy-Induced Cognitive Impairment,” aims to take a step toward preventing morbidity as a result of radiation therapy. With this seed grant, Ait-Aissa […]

You Make a Difference in Internal Medicine

The University of Iowa Health Care Making a Difference program is designed to recognize individuals who have performed in an exemplary manner, consistent with the goals of service excellence, and with a commitment to quality care. Over the last few months, members of our department were nominated by colleagues, patients, and patient family members for […]

Iowa trainees swarm the sessions

By this point in the pandemic, regional and national conferences have managed to find the creative solutions necessary to still host their annual meetings. Trainees in Internal Medicine have been no less creative in their adaptations and certainly no less successful in their abstract submissions and presentation competitions. There have been more winners and accepted […]

Nwaneri named president of Iowa Oncology Society

The following is a statement from Sakeer Hussain, MD, immediate past-president of the Iowa Oncology Society. On behalf of the Iowa Oncology Society, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Matthew Obinna Nwaneri, MD, MBA, Associate Professor & Medical Director, Iowa Oncology Network, University of Iowa Health Care, as our President. Dr. Nwaneri is […]