Iyer case published by digital CME team

Priyanka Iyer, MD, MPH, associate in Immunology, had her case study, “A Real Pain in the Neck,” published by Healio, a collaborative, interactive information and education site for health care specialists, as part of their Ace the Case series. This past May, Iyer presented the same case study at the 30th annual Iowa Rheumatology Symposium […]

Building a diverse community of scholars

Summer is winding down, fall is knocking at the door, and the academic year across campus is getting into full gear. We welcome undergraduates, both the returning ones as well as those just finishing their first full-week of college ever, and of course our new medical students. This yearly cycle of transitions reminds me of […]

Undergrads in research: Margaret Mungai

As part of our ongoing series on the role undergraduate students play in Internal Medicine research, we are pleased to feature a few individual students’ stories. For one Iowa high school senior, research was always a part of her future plans. To achieve this aspiration, undergraduate Margaret Mungai began her journey toward that goal of […]

Recruiting for our future

It seems like we barely get a new class of fellows situated here and it is time to begin the process of identifying the members of next year’s class. Toward the end of this month, we will enter Interview Season. Graduating residents from all over the country will visit Iowa City to meet with faculty […]

First day of QSS to focus on harm reduction

To kick off the Seventh Annual Quality and Safety Symposium (QSS), Daniel Runde, MD, MME, clinical associate professor of Emergency Medicine, and rising fourth-year medical student Sarah Ziegenhorn will discuss issues surrounding providing care to people with addictions. Runde and Ziegenhorn are the Chair of the Board of Directors and the Executive Director and Founder, […]

Teaching clinical medicine

There are few activities in this role that drive home for me the importance of each component of our mission than leading Chair’s Rounds each Thursday morning. I look forward very much to accompany our Chief Residents and trainees to round on patients that represent the breadth and diversity of the clinical cases on our […]

Bjarnason completes doctorate during residency

Third-year resident Thorarinn Bjarnason, MD, has another set of initials to add behind his name, PhD. A couple months ago, Bjarnason returned home to Reykjavik, Iceland, to successfully defend his dissertation “Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in the Acute Coronary Syndrome: Diagnosis, effect on atherosclerotic burden and prognosis” at the University of Iceland. The work represents […]

Upcoming medical education events, Fall 2019

The shift into August has us turning our attention to the last quarter of 2019 and the annual fall Continuing Medical Education events sponsored by Internal Medicine. These one- and two-day-long conferences serve as important connectors between the innovations happening in our clinics and labs and regional providers who can put these tools into practice. […]

Undergrads in research: Rana Hewezi

As part of our ongoing series on the role undergraduate students play in Internal Medicine research, we are pleased to feature a few individual students’ stories. With more than 20 current undergraduate researchers, one of the best on-campus research opportunities for an aspiring physician scientist is in the lab of E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD. […]