CF research lights up Nashville

Sponsored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the 33rd North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC) was held in Nashville, Tennessee, earlier this month. A number of members of the research program at the University of Iowa made the trip. This included faculty in the adult and pediatric pulmonary divisions, a pediatric endocrinologist, study nurses, pathologists, microbiologists, […]

LaBrecque launches new lectureship aimed at increasing liver knowledge

More than 40 years ago, Douglas LaBrecque, MD, FACP, Emeritus Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, moved from San Francisco, California, to the middle of the country with the intent of starting a liver program in Iowa. This week, LaBrecque’s enduring commitment to that vision and to the University of Iowa will be […]

Chapleau to receive lifetime achievement award

When the Iowa Physiological Society (IPS) meets on November 1 and 2, the chapter of the American Physiological Society promises a pair of days packed with sessions on a variety of topics including asthma, seizures, cardiovascular issues in infants, cannabis as a treatment for multiple sclerosis, and how the #MeToo movement impacts STEM fields. But […]

53rd Annual Internal Medicine Research Day, 10/15/19

Since the tradition began in the early 1960s, Research Day has seen a variety of formats. But what has always been at its core was the celebration of the diversity and depth of the work being done by a panoply of trainees, clinicians, and basic scientists. Better understanding a disease mechanism or testing a new […]

53rd Internal Medicine Research Day Schedule of Events – 10/15/19

The 53rd Internal Medicine Research Day will take place on Tuesday, October 15 from 1:00 – 6:00 pm in the Prem Sahai Auditorium in the Medical Education Research Facility (MERF) building. Schedule: 1:00–2:15 pm Oral Presentations – Urmilla Sahai Conf Rm, 2117 MERF with opening remarks by E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD “Personal Response Profiles […]

SHM Poster Session and Iowa Chapter Meeting, 2019

The Iowa ACP Chapter meeting was one of two professional society meetings that coincided with the annual Progress event. Compared to the ACP group, what the Iowa Chapter of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) lacks in longevity they more than make up in enthusiasm. As Progress in the Graduate Hotel broke for lunch, attendees […]

ACP Iowa Chapter Meeting, 2019

Progress is a two-day conference that draws providers from across the state, eager to learn the latest in that year’s chosen five or six subspecialties and to catch up with long-time friends and colleagues. Often it is scheduled the same week as the University of Iowa’s Homecoming or another home football game. Progress is thus […]

Fiordellisi leadership role moves from interim to permanent

The following is an announcement from Richard M. Hoffman, MD, MPH, Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine. I’m delighted to announce that Dr. Wendy Fiordellisi has accepted my offer to become permanent Director of the General Internal Medicine Clinic at Iowa River Landing. Since agreeing to serve as Interim Director in March 2018, […]

56th Annual Medical Student Research Conference Award Winners

The Carver College of Medicine has sponsored a Research Week for more than five decades, including the one just concluded last month. With 57 oral presentations, 76 poster presentations, and a keynote, the college celebrates the research that our medical students conduct and refine in a multitude of ways. Recognizing excellence among the medical students work takes […]

New Faculty Additions – July-August 2019

The Department of Internal Medicine would like to introduce our newest members who joined in the months of July and August (start dates in parentheses). We are pleased to welcome them to the department. Rachana Amberker, MBBS – Associate (8-27-19) Dr. Rachana Amberker joins the Division of General Internal Medicine from her residency at St. […]