Alvarez, Hodgson-Zingman named to Heart and Vascular Center leadership

Paulino Alvarez, MD, has accepted the position of Interim Director of the Cardiomyopathy Section, effective July 1. Alvarez graduated from the Universidad René Favaloro Medical School in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He completed an internal medicine residency at Instituto Universitario CEMIC in Buenos Aires, and a cardiology residency at Hospital de Clínicas José de San Martin, […]

Internal Medicine 13th Annual Employee Appreciation Day

Internal Medicine is people. A whole lot of people. From about quarter after 11 till well after 1:00 p.m. a steady stream of department faculty and staff were treated to some lunch, a do-it-yourself photo booth with props, and a sun-filled atrium in which to catch up with colleagues. For 13 (non-consecutive) years, the department […]

Final Push – Bird House Hospice Home

We are in the last week our Spring Community Engagement drive to benefit the Bird House. Thank you to everyone who has already donated or helped to spread the word. Every contribution provides one more day or one fewer concern to an organization dedicated to helping Iowans die with dignity. The full wish list the Bird […]

Reisinger named ICTS Associate Director

Heather Schacht Reisinger, PhD, has been named Associate Director of Engagement, Integration and Implementation for the University of Iowa’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS). Reisinger is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and the Associate Director and Core Investigator for the Center for Access and Delivery Research and Evaluation (CADRE) at the Iowa […]

Spring Community Engagement Project: Bird House – Hospice Home

After the success of the fall Community Engagement & Services (CES) project gathering supplies for students in the Iowa City Community School District, the CES turned its attention to a more mission-aligned organization that could benefit from the department’s philanthropy. The Hospice Home of Johnson County, more familiarly known as the Bird House, is a […]

Ashwath to lead Iowa ACC

Mahi Ashwath, MD, FACC, FASE, clinical associate professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, was elected President of the Iowa Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). During her term, which begins in 2020, Dr. Ashwath will ensure that there is bi-directional communication between grassroots members and the rest of the ACC leadership. She will also recruit […]

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 […]