Research, diversity, and immunology

During this month of transition, we have focused quite a bit on our education mission, but research within the Department of Internal Medicine never slows down. This last month has seen a number of compelling research stories come to light that reflect the diversity of research that is being conducted within our Department. These include […]

Update from the Division of Immunology

The following is a guest post from Scott Vogelgesang, MD, Director of the Division of Immunology. It is part of an ongoing 2019 series of division updates. In the Division of Immunology, which includes Rheumatology and Allergy, our vision is to be Leaders in Immunology through:         New Knowledge Robust basic immunobiology program Vigorous data mining from University […]

2019–2020 Incoming Fellows

Meet the incoming class of Internal Medicine fellows! Asad Ali, MBBS (Gastroenterology) Zhibo An,  MB (Gastroenterology) John Arce, MD (Palliative Medicine) Elizabeth Bowen, MD (Endocrinology) Annie Braseth, MD (Gastroenterology) Elizabeth Brindise, DO (Gastroenterology) Fernando Casado Castillo, MD (Infectious Diseases) Michael Catlin, MD (Pulmonary) Adithya Chennamadhavuni,  MBBS (Hem-Onc) Bryce Duchman, MD (Pulmonary) Derek Eshun, MBChB (Cardiology) […]

New Fellows Welcome, 2019

Just as they did when they said good-bye to their graduates, the fellowships in Allergy/Immunology, Endocrinology, and Rheumatology combined forces to welcome their new fellows. Earlier this month, faculty and staff convened in the Immunology conference room to enjoy some cupcakes and an ice cream bar while taking the opportunity to get to know one […]

6th Annual Culturally Responsive Healthcare in Iowa, 5/31/19

Iowa City and the University of Iowa prides itself on being an ethnically and culturally diverse place, welcoming of difference. Demographics on their own, however, do not help the institution and its members from avoiding every instance of reproducing elements of systemic racism and bias. Most visibly, health care disparities can emerge in which women […]

The doctor is in . . . the news

For college students, general health and wellbeing tends to take the backseat. Between juggling academia, work, and extracurriculars, keeping health and safety in mind can be a real challenge. This past year, medical student Pavane Gorrepati has reminded students to set health as a priority with a column, The Doctor Is In, which she coordinates […]

Undergrads in research: Benjamin Kirk

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. While his fellow classmates sleep in, undergraduate Benjamin Kirk begins his day at 7:30 a.m., sitting in five hours of classes before making his way to the fourth floor […]

Welcome to our new trainees

Happy day after the Fourth of July. For many of us, holidays do not equate with time off, but on the contrary, might increase the amount of work on our plates. For those who had to work, I hope that yesterday and the next few days pass quietly and pleasantly. Many thanks to those of […]

OSCE gets national exposure, refines and expands again

Year Three of the Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE) in the Internal Medicine Residency Program brings more than a few changes. The first, most important, is that this innovative exercise has now been given the stamp of peer-review. After presenting their poster at the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine meeting last spring, Program Director Manish Suneja, […]

New Member Welcome Dinner, 2019

No formal ceremonies, no awards, no PowerPoint presentations, no speeches. Just cupcakes, bean bag toss games, and a residency program that cares as much about the comfort of its members as the skills they hope to impart. It was in that spirit that the program hosted a welcome dinner at North Liberty’s Tin Roost restaurant […]