Endocrinology finds opportunity to say farewell

Originally planned as a holiday party, members of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism saw rising COVID-19 infection rates in Johnson County and decided that their planned maskless meal together should be adapted. Not wanting to waste the reservation at the Iowa Memorial Union Sun Room, organizers requested the meals be prepared in individualized to-go […]

Internal Medicine Research Day, 2021

When last year’s Research Day was held in late October 2020, vaccines for the COVID-19 virus were still in clinical trials and still unapproved for the general public. Organizers were forced to hold that year’s celebration entirely online and did so effectively, splitting it across two days to reduce Zoom fatigue. Nonetheless, the department’s ingenuity […]

Phillip Schmid, MD, 1935-2021

The below message was sent to the department last week from E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD. It is with deep sadness that I must share this news of the passing of another one of our own, Dr. Phil Schmid. In the history of this department, its reputation as a center for cardiovascular research and care […]

Abel farewell reception, 12/13/21

The last full de facto week of E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, in office as Chair and DEO of the department began with an open house in the MERF Atrium. Members of University of Iowa Health Care, the Carver College of Medicine, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center were invited to say farewell […]

Richard DeGowin, MD, 1934–2021

The department recently learned that Richard DeGowin, MD, emeritus professor in Hematology, Oncology, and Blood and Marrow Transplantation, passed away on Nov. 24, 2021 at the age of 87. Born at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, DeGowin is an Iowa City native and the son of Laura and Elmer DeGowin, MD, a pioneer […]

Grumbach to serve as Interim Chair of Internal Medicine

The below is a lightly edited version of a message sent from outgoing Chair & DEO E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, to the department. By now you have heard the news that Isabella Grumbach, MD, PhD, will serve as Interim Chair and DEO for the Department of Internal Medicine. This is a tremendous piece of news. The […]

Stoltz named Pulmonary Division Director

The message below was sent to the Department of Internal Medicine earlier today. I have the great pleasure to announce that David A. Stoltz, MD, PhD, has been named Director of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine, effective December 1. We are grateful for the 11 years of leadership that his predecessor, […]

Milhem named HOBMT Division Director

The Department of Internal Medicine is pleased to announce that Mohammed Milhem, MBBS, will become the next Director of the Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation, after serving as Interim Division Director for the past 3 months. Our decision to defer plans to launch a national search for a permanent Division Director […]

Karley Wahl joins the Internal Medicine Human Resources Team

The Department of Internal Medicine is pleased to welcome Karley Wahl, PHR, who joins our Human Resources team as an HR Generalist. Wahl has more than 11 years’ experience in private sector human resources, specializing in issues related to compensation and compliance, systems design and information technology, recruitment, training, and risk management. Wahl will pick up […]

New Faculty Additions – 2021

The Department of Internal Medicine would like to introduce some of our newest members who joined us in recent months (start dates in parentheses). We are pleased to welcome them to the department. Margaret Byrne, MD, MS- Clinical Assistant Professor (8/1/21) Dr. Maggie Byrne comes to the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow […]