Unusual case offers educational opportunity

After this preliminary year in internal medicine, Evelyn Qin, MD, MPH, is headed into her physical medicine and rehabilitation residency, and she will carry with her plenty of experience in slightly more obscure corners of this specialty. Qin recently worked with Brittany Bettendorf, MD, clinical assistant professor in Immunology, to analyze an unusual case. The […]

Online presentation: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – March 19, 2020

In accordance with safety guidelines to limit large group meetings, Internal Medicine is pleased to present our weekly Grand Rounds presentations live online. The presentation for Thursday, March 19, 2020, will be: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 12:00-1:00pm Thursday, March 19, 2020 Presented by: Jorge Salinas, MD, Hospital Epidemiologist, Clinical Assistant Professor Stanley Perlman, MD, PhD, Professor […]

Colorectal cancer gets attention on a few levels

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined. But, 60% of deaths could be prevented by effective screening. In that spirit, throughout the month of March, University of Iowa Health Care is engaging in raising awareness about the disease and the […]

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 […]

Garje aims at GU cancers on multiple fronts

Genitourinary (GU) cancers, including prostate cancer, are the most common among men, and Rohan Garje, MBBS, clinical assistant professor in the Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Marrow Transplantation, has made them his singular focus. With two publications in the last month and multiple projects underway, the former fellow and recent addition to the faculty is […]

Fears over health care affordability driving life decisions

With the Affordable Care Act and even Medicare facing potential large legislative and regulatory changes, turning 65 years old no longer marks a financial-relief finish line for most Americans. A recent survey of adults between the ages of 50 and 64 conducted as part of the National Poll on Healthy Aging found that a quarter […]

Our department by the numbers

We live in a world where we are inundated by data. It is easy for data to become background noise, but a few recent pieces of data confirm our department’s remarkable growth. The first number is 30,000. Our clinical faculty and other providers will tell you that more people are coming through their clinics every […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]