Online presentation: Chief Resident Presentations – May 6, 2021

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, May 6, 2021, will be: Chief Resident Presentations12:00-1:00pmThursday, May 6, 2021 Fine Line Between Air and Water – Amanda Heuszel, MDDyspnea, Edema & the Fight Against Clinical Inertia – Nicholas Arnold, MDImproving Goal Concordant Care at a VA Medical Center – Matthew Soltys, MDSurviving Fluids – Roger […]

Becker receives G.E.R.M. grant

Greta Becker, a second-year medical student, received a Grants for Emerging Researcher/Clinical Mentorship (G.E.R.M.) from the Infectious Diseases Society of America Foundation (IDSA) and the HIV Medicine Association. Under the supervision of Robert Blount, MD, assistant professor in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine, Becker will use the funds from this grant to examine the […]

Online presentation: The Inaugural Gerald DiBona Award – Viruses are Elegant: From influencing immunity to evolving coronavirus variants – April 29, 2021

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, April 29 will be: The Inaugural Gerald DiBona AwardViruses are Elegant: From influencing immunity to evolving coronavirus variants12:00-1:00pmThursday, April 29, 2021 Jack Stapleton, MD, Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases Click this link on Thursday just before noon to join the presentation:https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/96339351361 This Grand Rounds presentation will be […]

Resident teams present ongoing QI work

Through the months of February and March, residents provided preliminary answers to some good questions at each Monday’s noon conference. Can we convince more Veterans to get their pneumococcal vaccinations? Or improve lung cancer screening in the primary care setting? Can we increase infection prevention by getting providers to go “bare below the elbow”? How […]

Upcoming Conferences – Spring 2021

Take a look at our upcoming CME conferences. There’s something for everyone! 22nd Annual Update in Infectious DiseasesFriday, April 30, 2021Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pmLocation: live virtual conference Course Overview and registration Designed for primary care providers, pharmacists, nurses, clinical microbiologists, and other providers, this virtual conference will provide an update on the prevention […]

Online presentation: Sudden Cardiac Death: Novel Approaches to Prediction and Prevention – April 15, 2021

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, April 15 will be: Sudden Cardiac Death: Novel Approaches to Prediction and Prevention12:00-1:00pmThursday, April 15, 2021 Sumeet S. Chugh, MD, Cedars-Sinai Health System, Los Angeles Click this link on Thursday just before noon to join the presentation:https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/99912097954 This Grand Rounds presentation will be recorded and available for […]

Online presentation: Tuberculosis: New Approaches to an Ancient Disease – April 8, 2021

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, April 8 will be: Tuberculosis: New Approaches to an Ancient Disease12:00-1:00pmThursday, April 8, 2021 Robert J. Blount, MD, MAS, Assistant Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine Click this link on Thursday just before noon to join the presentation:https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/95227869283 This Grand Rounds presentation will be recorded and […]

Online presentation: The Cancer Diagnostic Clinic: A New Initiative and Clinical Vignettes – April 1, 2021

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, April 1 will be: The Cancer Diagnostic Clinic: A New Initiative and Clinical Vignettes12:00-1:00pmThursday, April 1, 2021 Taher Abu Hejleh, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation Mark Karwal, MD, Clinical Professor, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation […]

Announcing the 2022–23 Chief Residents

The following is a statement from Vice Chair for Education and Internal Medicine Residency Program Director Manish Suneja, MD. It is with great pride that I announce the 2022–23 Chief Residents for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. The Chief Residents are chosen for their leadership skills, moral integrity, and clinical acumen and are the most […]

Reith guides Cancers pub, models Iowa-style mentoring

Novel treatments for melanoma over the past decade have dramatically enhanced survival. Immune checkpoint inhibitors and BRAF/MEK inhibitors have both demonstrated significant improvements in melanoma patient outcomes as demonstrated by many clinical trials. Unfortunately, patients who develop brain metastases still carry a grim prognosis, with a median overall survival of fewer than 6 months. Additionally, there is relatively […]