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 […]

GI fellows take a very close second in ACG Jeopardy

Like all other national society meetings, the American College of Gastroenterology moved into a digital space this year. And while individual presentations and panels and even poster sessions may be more easily managed via video conferencing, the Doctor’s Dilemma / Jeopardy competitions posed some technological challenges. This did not stop GI fellows Yazan Hasan, MBBS, […]

Harris, Vogelgesang receive top honors from Iowa ACP

Though meeting only virtually, unlike in years past, the Iowa Chapter of the American College of Physicians delivered two distinct honors among its other chapter business. The first, the 2020 Laureate Award, was presented to Katherine Harris, MD, FACP, Clinical Professor and Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency. The Laureate Award honors ACP […]

Internal Medicine recognized with multiple UIP Clinical Awards

Since expanding in 2011 to cover the entire Carver College of Medicine, the University of Iowa Physicians (UIP) Clinical Awards has honored providers in six categories. This year, the Department of Internal Medicine is proud to have been recognized in four of those categories. Earlier this week in a much more scaled back version of […]

Dhanesha earns AHA career development award

Nirav Dhanesha, PhD, research assistant professor in Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation, has earned a three-year, $231,000 Career Development Award from the American Heart Association (AHA). Dhanesha, a member of the Chauhan Lab, will use the funds to investigate the mechanisms for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in obesity. “Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a […]

Ludgate wins Fenton Award

Medicine-Psychiatry PGY-5 resident Melissa Ludgate, MD, has been selected to receive the 2020 Fenton Award from the Association of Medicine and Psychiatry. The Association of Medicine and Psychiatry (AMP) is the national organization for physicians with combined training in medicine (internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, neurology) and psychiatry, and for all physicians committed to patient […]

Bates’ Guide updates to match new knowledge

In a collaboration with physicians from across the country, Richard Hoffman, MD, MPH, has put on his editorial hat again for the publication of the 13th edition of Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking. The widely used textbook provides students in any health professional training program a step-by-step guide to performing accurate, efficient, and effective […]

Kumar joins ACR Board of Directors

Bharat Kumar, MD, MME, clinical assistant professor in the Division of Immunology and associate director of the Rheumatology Fellowship program, has been selected as a member of the American College of Rheumatology’s (ACR) Board of Directors. As one of the 13 at-large members of the ACR Board of Directors, Kumar will help to govern ACR […]

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 […]