Gehlbach wins Collegiate Teaching Award

Potpourri is usually a mixture of dried fruits and plants placed in a bowl to create a natural fragrance, but in Internal Medicine, Potpourri is the name of a pulmonary conference that addresses a diverse set of patient issues and unique diagnostic techniques. This conference challenges trainees to tackle unique medical cases, but it is […]

Hinton earns NIDDK presentation award

Antentor O. Hinton Jr., PhD, Burroughs Wellcome and Ford Fellow postdoctoral research fellow in the lab of E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, received a Basic Science Research Award during the NIDDK’s Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMHRI) Midwest Regional Workshop. Hinton’s presentation aims to identify the insulin signals that regulate the gene OPA1 in […]

Mungai featured in city banner campaign

To ring in the new year, the Office of the Vice President of Research (OVPR) is once again highlighting research across campus with its Dare to Discover banner campaign. Internal Medicine offers more than 100 undergraduate students access to groundbreaking research, and for the past three years undergraduates working in the lab of E. Dale […]

Big data and big discoveries

Happy New Year, Happy 2020! I hope the past couple weeks have been restorative, whether you were able to take a lot or even a little time away from work and for yourself. The turning of the calendar to a new year and a new decade may be an arbitrary time for the establishment of […]

Experiencing both sides of the patient-provider divide

Despite the 50 times she’s been intubated and the two times she came close to death, Alison Clay, MD, FCCP, AISF, Assistant Dean for Clinical Education at Duke University School of Medicine, says the worst side effect from her time in the intensive care unit (ICU) is mistrust in the healthcare system. During a Grand […]

2020 Research Seminar Series Schedule Announced

The Internal Medicine Research Seminar Series, which heads into its fourth year in 2020, provides a unique forum to showcase the broad array of discovery being conducted within the department. Aside from the first presentation, which will feature a single speaker for the hour, the sessions will follow the traditional format, in which two presenters […]

Rasmussen receives AHA seed grant

Tyler Rasmussen, MD, PhD, Cardiology fellow, received the American Heart Association’s Young Investigator Database Seed Grant to research in-hospital cardiac arrests in Medicare recipients. This grant provides Rasmussen access to the Get with the Guidelines (GWTG) database, a cardiovascular health database partially focused on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) data. While in-hospital cardiac arrests are common and […]

Review of a momentous year by any measure

It seemed like much of our spare time in 2019 in Internal Medicine was devoted to self-assessment and review. These can be essential and worthwhile activities, without question. They confirmed our strengths, clarified opportunities, and collectively revealed paths we might not have considered otherwise. My profound gratitude goes out to all the administrative personnel, faculty, […]

Class of 2020 matches across the country and at Iowa

With last week’s Fellowship Match Day, many of our graduating residents can breathe a sigh of relief as their next couple years become much clearer. The Department is proud to announce that every one of our residents who entered the fellowship match met with success. This year’s 100% placement rate raises our five-year rolling average […]

State of the Department, 2019

The following is an abridged and edited transcript of yesterday’s State of the Department address. To view the entire presentation, click here (hawkid login required). It’s always fun to put this stuff together. And to share with you my perspectives on where the department is and where the department is going. My hope is that […]