Kline’s media campaign for vaccinating pregnant women

Many of our faculty and staff in the department and at University of Iowa Health Care have been quick to add another role, public advocate, to their educator-researcher-clinician roles over the course of the pandemic. We have always responded to requests for interviews, serving as experts on everything from updated colonoscopy screening guidelines to the […]

VA Telehealth services recognized, build on successes

Even before the pandemic, telehealth was on the rise, but once in-person clinic visits became too risky, the number of video visits exploded and now show few signs of slowing down. Advocates and practitioners have guided its implementation in the field, helped ensure its security, and continued to expand its use. Some of those leaders […]

You Make a Difference in Internal Medicine

The University of Iowa Health Care Making a Difference program is designed to recognize individuals who have performed in an exemplary manner, consistent with the goals of service excellence, and with a commitment to quality care. Over the last few months, members of our department were nominated by colleagues, patients, and patient family members for […]

Kumar leads team building new clinical decision-making tool

Bharat Kumar, MD, MME, FACP, RhMSUS, clinical assistant professor in Immunology, has received a $49,999 DxQI Seed Grant from the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM). Kumar’s project, “Reducing Delays in Diagnosing Primary Immunodeficiency Through the Development and Implementation of a Clinical Decision Support Tool,” aims to reduce many of the barriers physicians face […]

Perepu, Chambers lead trial of proper dosage for COVID-19 thrombosis

Thrombosis is commonly associated with COVID-19; however, the impact of enoxaparin, an anti-clotting drug, on COVID-19 remains uncertain.  Usha Perepu, MBBS, MRCP, clinical associate professor in Hematology, Oncology, and Blood and Marrow Transplantation, and Isaac Chambers, MD, former Hematology and Medical Oncology chief fellow, conducted a multi-center, open-label, randomized, controlled trial comparing the outcome of […]

Using AI to assess syncope risk

One of the most common reasons for Emergency Department (ED) visits is syncope, a form of transient loss of consciousness. With numerous causes, some benign and some with serious, even deadly consequences, management is a major challenge, especially in the ED. An interdisciplinary team of physicians from the Departments of Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine is […]

A day in the life of an Intern – Katelin Durham, MD

We asked a number of our residents to describe what a typical day looks like. We are grateful to share their stories in this series of diaries. This week I’m doing a Night Float rotation so I get to sleep in. I wake up around 11AM and make some breakfast. I tune in for our noon […]

A day in the life of a PGY-3 – Yana Zemkova, MD

We asked a number of our residents to describe what a typical day looks like. We are grateful to share their stories in this series of diaries. Spring 2021Inpatient VA Despite the countless days that have turned into months of similar schedules, waking up early still has not gotten any easier. Regardless, I slide out of […]

A day in the life of a PGY-2 – Robert Windisch, Jr., MD

We asked a number of our residents to describe what a typical day looks like. We are grateful to share their stories in this series of diaries. I’ve chosen to outline a dayshift as a senior resident in our Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU), my favorite rotation at University of Iowa Health Care.    6:15 am – I push […]