State of the Department, 2020

The following is an abridged and edited transcript of last week’s State of the Department address. To view the entire presentation, click here (hawkid login required). Good afternoon, everyone. It’s a real pleasure and honor to be delivering the State of the Department address. I look forward to this every year. This has been a […]

Abu-Ghazalah named Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division Administrator

Mazin Abu-Ghazalah, FACHE, has been named Division Administrator for the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Department of Internal Medicine. Abu-Ghazalah is entering the role following the departure of Robert Jones earlier this year. The department is grateful for the continuity provided by Administrative Services Specialist Hilary Humphrey in the interim. Abu-Ghazalah has more […]

Thomas appointed Vice Chair for Faculty Advancement

It is my pleasure to announce that Christie Thomas, MBBS, Professor of Internal Medicine, has been appointed Vice Chair for Faculty Advancement. This position is of unique importance to our department, providing guidance and oversight to faculty members as they advance through their career tracks and serving as a liaison to the Carver College of […]

The Chiefs’ Grand Rounds, 2020

Every year the Chief Residents deliver a Grand Rounds in Internal Medicine. Though social distancing kept Medical Alumni Auditorium mostly empty, hundreds still logged on to cheer these four beloved members of the department dazzle them in their role for one of the last times. Before that could begin, though, Manish Suneja, MD, Residency Program […]

Soles 4 Souls community engagement extends deadline

In the middle of February, the department’s Community Engagement and Services (CES) committee launched its partnership with Soles 4 Souls, a global non-profit providing funds, footwear, and entrepreneurial support for people launching their own businesses. People around the world lifted out of poverty in part by the offering of gently used shoes dropped off into […]

Coronavirus Resources for UI Health Care Employees

The safety of our patients, faculty, staff, and volunteers is a top priority for University of Iowa Health Care. This page will continue to have up-to-date information and resources for health care employees regarding our preparation and response to COVID-19. Conorovirus Reources for UI Health Care Employees

Denise Zang: One month in

Denise Zang, clinical department administrator, joined the Department of Internal Medicine almost exactly one month ago, after serving as administrator for the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine and Public Health. (Read Dr. Dale Abel’s announcement and introduction.) Earlier this week, Zang responded to a few questions. Welcome to […]

Internal Medicine Has Soul!

For its 2020 campaign, Internal Medicine has partnered with international non-profit Soles4Souls, a top-rated international organization with the goal of alleviating the impact of poverty around the world. Thanks to Soles4Souls, more than 40M pairs of shoes have been kept out of landfills and put to good use. Their belief is that one pair of […]

Zang named Clinical Department Administrator

I am pleased to announce that Denise Zang, MBA, FACMPE, has accepted our offer to become the Clinical Department Administrator for the Department of Internal Medicine, effective February 17. Stephen Blanchard, Interim CDA, will remain with us to aid in the transition through the end of March. We are all grateful for his stewardship since […]

Longtime department housekeeper Putnam retires

Chris Putnam is celebrating his retirement from the University of Iowa after 34 years of service, including 26 years in the Business Office as a patient account representative and 8 years with Environmental Services as a housekeeper. On Monday evening, before Putnam’s final shift, the department hosted a small celebration of his time with us. […]