November 2019 – Rajeshwari Nair

Rajeshwari Nair, MBBS, PhD, understands that the bigger picture is made up of many details and that effective solutions require a grasp of both the bird’s-eye-view as well as the one through a microscope. As an Associate in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Nair works closely with a number of other investigators blending those […]

October 2019 – Ilonka Molano

Ilonka Molano, MD, learned firsthand the difficulties that can result from poor palliative care when her grandfather was diagnosed with late-stage prostate cancer and was receiving treatment in the Dominican Republic. “Medicine (there) is very paternalistic. The doctor decides what you’re going to do and you’re not allowed to question that. Very different from the […]

September 2019 – Dylan Mittauer

Dylan Mittauer had mentally prepared himself for a rough first day on the job in the lab of Isabella Grumbach, MD, PhD. With only the knowledge he gained from his freshman Foundations of Biology course and no previous lab experience, Mittauer felt underprepared for what awaited him in the Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building. But with […]

August 2019 – Carol Everett

If University of Iowa Health Care was an organism, Carol Everett could be thought of as an essential part of its nervous system. As a member of the Chart Control team for Internal Medicine for more than 30 years, Everett has ensured critical patient information moved throughout the institution, ensuring providers have exactly what they […]

July 2019 – Emily Majerus

Emily Majerus was “super pumped” when she was first hired to work as a staff nurse in outreach clinics for University of Iowa Health Care in 2015. “As a nurse, we all want to work for the university. When you look at the ways that you can help and the things that you have access […]

June 2019 – Donald Brown

Throughout his adolescence, Donald Brown, MS, MD, had the privilege of having many different role models, but none had as large an impact on his initial career choice as his Explorer Scout leader, John Tyrell. As a young boy growing up in Manchester, Iowa, Brown first found his love for science while working at his […]

May 2019 – Jamie Paul

Jamie Paul sees a lot. As Division Coordinator for the largest division in the largest department in the Carver College of Medicine, there’s plenty to keep track of. First, though, some data Paul had right at her fingertips: General Internal Medicine (GIM) currently has 85 faculty members, 21 advanced practice providers, 5 fellows in the […]

April 2019 – Antentor Hinton, Jr

As he neared completion of his PhD in Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, Antentor “AJ” Hinton, Jr, was considering nine different offers for employment, three of them from faculty at the University of Iowa. One of those Iowans was E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD. Almost all of the other recruiters, […]

March 2019 – Emily Chasco

“A former classmate who was working for the VA out in California sent me the job announcement. She said, ‘I know this research group, I think very highly of them, and I think you should really consider reaching out to them and seeing if this job would be a good fit for you.’” The research […]

February 2019 – Jonathan Bluemke

It did not take long before the 18-year-olds in National Guard boot camp started asking Jonathan Bluemke questions. “Why are you here?” they wanted to know of the then-26-year-old going through the same grueling training as them. His answer then might have been more expansive, but his answer now is essentially the same as it […]