Gutierrez named Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The message below was sent to the Department of Internal Medicine from Interim Chair and DEO Isabella Grumbach, MD, PhD, earlier today. I am pleased to announce that Jeydith Gutierrez, MD, MPH, clinical associate professor in General Internal Medicine, has accepted the position of Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) for the department, […]

Goedken named ACDA for Internal Medicine

The Department of Internal Medicine is pleased to announce that Kristin Goedken, MBA, has been named to the role of Associate Clinical Department Administrator (ACDA), effective 9 January 2023. This new position will work alongside Denise Zang, MBA, FACMPE, the Clinical Department Administrator, on a variety of projects including a closer look at the department’s […]

Richard Hoffman, MD, MPH, steps down as GIM Division Chief

After nearly eight years as Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine, Richard Hoffman, MD, MPH, Professor of Internal Medicine, will step down and retire to Arizona, effective January 3, 2022. He will continue collaborating with UI colleagues as an Emeritus Professor. Since coming to the University of Iowa from the University of New […]

Kaila Boothroy named Internal Medicine Human Resources Director

The Department of Internal Medicine is pleased to announce that Kaila Boothroy, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, will become its next Director of Human Resources, effective December 12. Boothroy joins the department already familiar with many of our members and processes from her position as the HR Manager for the UI Heart and Vascular Center and the Department […]

Fürstenberg joins Internal Medicine HR team

The Department of Internal Medicine is pleased to welcome Eileen Fürstenberg to our Human Resources team as an HR Specialist, effective October 11. Fürstenberg joins us after six years as an HR manager with REAL Solution Inkasso, located in Hamburg, Germany. In that role, she was responsible for a variety of HR-related activities, including employment […]

Humphrey named Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division Administrator

Hilary Humphrey, MBA, has been named Division Administrator for the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. She replaces Mazin Abu-Ghazalah, who was also Operations Director for the Digestive Health Clinic, a position for which Tara Clark, LISW, MBA will fill on an interim basis while a search for a permanent replacement is conducted. Humphrey has been […]

Sherry Mattison named Executive Assistant to the Interim Chair

Effective September 1, Sherry Mattison will be the Executive Assistant to Interim Chair & DEO Isabella Grumbach, MD, PhD, a position most recently held by Stacie Vik. In this role, Mattison will manage the Chair’s office, overseeing a number of essential administrative functions in addition to providing some support to the department’s executive leadership team. […]

Ayyappan, Chandrasekharan take on cancer center leadership roles

Sabarish Ayyappan, MD, and Chandrikha Chandrasekharan, MBBS, both medical oncologists in the Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation, have each taken on a leadership role in two of the multidisciplinary oncology groups (MOGs) within the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC). Ayyappan now leads the Lymphoma MOG, and Chandrasekharan now leads the Gastrointestinal […]

Saying farewell to Stacie Vik

After nearly 18 years at the University of Iowa and nearly half of them with the department, Stacie Vik will begin a new career at the University of Wisconsin. As Executive Assistant first to E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, and then to Isabella Grumbach, MD, PhD, Vik has helped to maintain continuity in the department. […]