CF research lights up Nashville

Sponsored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the 33rd North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC) was held in Nashville, Tennessee, earlier this month. A number of members of the research program at the University of Iowa made the trip. This included faculty in the adult and pediatric pulmonary divisions, a pediatric endocrinologist, study nurses, pathologists, microbiologists, […]

LaBrecque launches new lectureship aimed at increasing liver knowledge

More than 40 years ago, Douglas LaBrecque, MD, FACP, Emeritus Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, moved from San Francisco, California, to the middle of the country with the intent of starting a liver program in Iowa. This week, LaBrecque’s enduring commitment to that vision and to the University of Iowa will be […]

Update from the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

The following is a guest post from Barry London, MD, PhD, Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. It is part of an ongoing 2019 series of division updates. The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine continues to excel and promote great research, education, and clinical service. Clinical Updates Our clinical service in the Heart & Vascular […]

Residents make strong showing at Midwest SGIM

Because of the support of the Division of General Internal Medicine, six internal medicine residents, a fellow in endocrinology, and a medical student were able to travel to Minneapolis last month for the regional Midwest Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) meeting. Each of them had an oral or poster abstract accepted for presentation. Krista […]

Current Topics in Allergy & Clinical Immunology, 10/4/19

With the famous Saturday night lights and the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital just outside the window, members of Internal Medicine as well as specialists from across the state spent the day in the University of Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium Press Box earlier this month. “Current Topics in Allergy and Clinical Immunology: Sinonasal Diseases: Bugs and Drugs,” […]

Heart Failure 360, 10/4/19

Formerly known as “Heart Failure in the Heartland,” organizers rebranded their eleventh annual heart failure symposium in name only, now calling it “Heart Failure 360.” The focus has remained the same, offering attendees a full view of the state of diagnosis, therapeutics, and devices surrounding heart failure and its intersections with other conditions. In addition […]

POCUS educators investigate ultrasound skills retention

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has proven to be an important tool for rapid bedside assessments and diagnoses. Basic POCUS image acquisition and interpretation skills have been integrated in the Internal Medicine Residency educational curriculum. The one-hour hands-on and didactic sessions occur every 10 weeks during the residents’ Y-week as it alternates with a longitudinal primary care […]

Education beyond our walls

For understandable reasons, much of our attention focuses heavily on our resident and fellow training programs. The chance to participate in them is a big reason many of us choose careers in academic medicine, relishing the opportunity to pay forward to the next generation who will succeed us. Continuing medical education, however, is another critical […]

Highlights from Progress 2019

No other professional continuing medical education conference requires as much planning and coordination—or boasts as high an attendance—as the Progress conference. For nearly forty years, Progress has provided attendees with updates on the latest treatments, devices, and discoveries in the full range of medicine. Planners continued to innovate this year with a new format. For the […]