M4 Student Awards, 2019–20

The William R. Wilson Award The 2019–20 William R. Wilson Award goes to Tarun Kadaru and Danielle Shilling. These two have shown exceptional accomplishment in their clinical work in Internal Medicine. The Wilson Award was created in 1982 to honor the memory of an Internal Medicine faculty member who exemplified the finest in teaching, clinical […]

Kumar adds color to fellows’ education

Nobody has ever said that ultrasonography is child’s play. But can channeling our inner child help physicians-in-training learn how to use such a complicated device? Bharat Kumar, MD MME FACP RhMSUS, clinical assistant professor in Immunology and Associate Rheumatology Fellowship Program Director, has created a 150-page musculoskeletal sonoanatomy coloring book that substitutes long lists and bland […]

Online presentation: Coronavirus update – March 26, 2020

In accordance with safety guidelines to limit large group meetings, Internal Medicine is pleased to present our weekly Grand Rounds presentations live online. The presentation for Thursday, March 26, 2020, will be: Coronavirus update 12:00–1:00 pm Thursday, March 26, 2020 Presented by: Bradley Ford, MD, PhD Clinical Assistant Professor Clinical Microbiology Medical Director Dilek Ince, […]

Match Day 2020

The following is a joint statement from E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine, and Manish Suneja, MD, Vice Chair for Education and Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program. The Department of Internal Medicine is proud to introduce our incoming class of interns for the 2020–21 academic year. We […]

Winter Recognition, 2020

With something as intense and absorbing as an internal medicine residency, it makes sense that members come to view their colleagues like family members. All the more reason for the residency program to create moments for interaction between actual family members and the virtual one that grows during their time at Iowa. Last weekend, the […]

The fruits of mentorship

What a month for seeing the fruits of strong mentorship. Once you start to look around for it, the examples are everywhere to be found. Regular readers of these posts know how deeply I value strong and effective mentoring and, more important, how fundamental I believe it is to shaping the future of our department. […]

Kirk receives research award

Since the publication of our interview with him last year, undergraduate researcher Benjamin Kirk has continued to work ahead of the curve, attending, presenting, and winning poster awards at the 2020 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students and at the 2019 American Society for Cell Biology/European Molecular Biology Organization Meeting. Most recently, Kirk received […]

Garje aims at GU cancers on multiple fronts

Genitourinary (GU) cancers, including prostate cancer, are the most common among men, and Rohan Garje, MBBS, clinical assistant professor in the Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Marrow Transplantation, has made them his singular focus. With two publications in the last month and multiple projects underway, the former fellow and recent addition to the faculty is […]

Review invitation becomes training opportunity

A recent publication in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) details the ways in which iron deficiency can impact chronic kidney disease (CKD), reviews its mechanisms and pathophysiology, and compares various ways to diagnose and treat it while also managing the individual’s renal condition. The authors provide a comprehensive picture of everything […]