Internal Medicine Education Awards, 2018-19

The following award winners were announced by Manish Suneja, MD, Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, on Thursday, May 16. François M. Abboud Internal Medicine Resident Award Chris DeZorzi, Tyler Rasmussen Presented annually to recognize one or two Senior Residents in the Department of Internal Medicine who carried out the most meritorious research work […]

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 three months, members of our department were nominated by colleagues, patients, and patient family members for […]

A day in the life of a PGY-2 – Jason Cascio, MD

We asked residents in each class to provide an account of what a typical day looks like. Below is an entry from second-year resident Dr. Jason Cascio. We are grateful to all the residents who have participated in this series. Inpatient shifts begin at 7am, and I live close enough to the hospital that I […]

Departures and arrivals

One week from today, a newly minted cohort of medical students will walk across the stage in Hancher Auditorium and receive a diploma that represents the culmination of years of hard work and sacrifice, not only their own but those made by family members, partners and even children! Achieving a Doctor of Medicine degree does […]

A day in the life of an Intern – Benjamin Chen, MD, MPH

Last year, we asked two interns in the Internal Medicine Residency Program to each provide an account of what a typical day looks like. Over the next couple weeks, we will post diaries from second- and third-year residents as well. We are grateful for their participation.  Intern year has been my year of sunrises. One […]

21st Annual Update in Infectious Diseases, 4/26/19

It is rare for a CME event to have connections to a number of other events happening around the university and Iowa City community, but big anniversaries are rare too. Because the 30th anniversary of the founding of the HIV/AIDS clinic at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics landed in the same month as this […]

Fortis receives ATS Foundation grant

Spyridon Fortis, MD, clinical assistant professor in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine, has received a two-year, $100,000 grant from the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Foundation in partnership with Fisher & Paykel Healthcare. Fortis will use these funds, pending IRB approval, to research the effect of prolonged heated, humidified high-flow air on people with chronic […]

A day in the life of an Intern – Yana Zemkova, MD

Last year, we asked two interns in the Internal Medicine Residency Program to each provide an account of what a typical day looks like. Over the next couple weeks, we will post diaries from second- and third-year residents as well. We are grateful for their participation.  As the month of April comes to a close, […]

Our history and our future

No greater reminder exists that we are brief stewards of this university and its work than an anniversary, and this month brings two of them. When the first clinical manifestations of HIV appeared nearly four decades ago, many were bewildered, and prior to our understanding of its pathogenesis and development of treatments, HIV infection often […]

Spring Community Engagement Project: Bird House – Hospice Home

After the success of the fall Community Engagement & Services (CES) project gathering supplies for students in the Iowa City Community School District, the CES turned its attention to a more mission-aligned organization that could benefit from the department’s philanthropy. The Hospice Home of Johnson County, more familiarly known as the Bird House, is a […]