HOBMT Leadership Change

I am pleased to announce that we have implemented a new leadership structure for the Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation (HOBMT). The missions of the division have been divided operationally into a Section of Oncology led by Mohammed Milhem, MBBS, and a Section of Hematology led by Steven Lentz, MD, PhD. […]

Farewell to Kristi Ferguson

A number of similarities exist between the retirement of Kristi Ferguson, MSW, PhD and the other recent retirement of Dr. Peter Densen. Each of them has served the University of Iowa for 35 years, each of them has been a beloved mentor to dozens and dozens of students over those decades, and each of them […]

Densen Gives Some Parting Thoughts

Peter Densen, MD, said he worried for years about whether his 35 years’ worth of work in the Carver College of Medicine would be sustained. “But now I have every confidence,” he said, “the torch will stay lit.” Dr. Densen pointed specifically to leaders like Amal Shibli-Rahhal, MD, MS, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and […]

We Are Phil, and Laubenthal Is Too

“Someone’s generosity made all the difference in my education,” Chris Laubenthal said. “I want to do what I can to make sure someone else gets the same chance I did.” As the Clinical Administrator for the Department of Internal Medicine, Mr. Laubenthal sees firsthand how a modest investment can produce a dramatic difference. But even […]

Kirchhoff Continues in Oversight Role

Louis V. Kirchhoff, MD, MPH, Professor of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, will continue to serve as Chair of the University of Iowa Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) for FY2018-19. Dr. Kirchhoff has held this position since 1991. The IBC is a governing body that must review and approve experiments involving biomaterials, particularly recombinant DNA, before the […]

Greg Hamilton Joins Hospitalists/Palliative Care

The Department of Internal Medicine is pleased to announce that Greg Hamilton, JD, has accepted the position of Administrative Director of the Adult Hospitalist Program and Adult Supportive and Palliative Care Program, effective February 5. Mr. Hamilton joins the team from the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, where he served as Research Administrator. He previously held administrative […]

Comellas Named ICTS CRU Director

The announcement below is from Dr. Pat Winokur, Executive Dean and Director of the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science. I am pleased to announce Dr. Alejandro Comellas’ appointment to Director of the ICTS Clinical Research Unit and Study Coordinator Core. In this role, Dr. Comellas will oversee all operational aspects of research within the […]

Recognizing Some of Our Best

One of the challenges I was very motivated to tackle as Chair was increasing the sense of community among the members of such a large department. Keeping all of us informed of the many achievements (and challenges) in a large and diverse department as ours remains an ongoing effort, but one which I believe is […]

Rethy Krishnamurthy Appointed Human Resources Manager

The Departments of Internal Medicine and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery are pleased to announce that Rethy Krishnamurthy has accepted the position of Human Resources Manager, effective November 6. Ms. Krishnamurthy returns to the University of Iowa from General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), where she has served as Principal Business Partner in Human Resources for the […]

Kline Appointed Vice Chair for Clinical Strategy

Fast-moving and dynamic changes in the healthcare landscape require us to think creatively. An important strategy for ensuring continued growth and sustainability is the expansion of the high-quality care we offer into new areas and in new ways. To that end, Dr. Joel Kline, Professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine, has accepted my offer to fill the newly […]