August 2020 – Eri Shinozaki

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Eri Shinozaki, MD, clinical assistant professor in General Internal Medicine and hospitalist, had never associated fear with her workplace, but returning to work summoned a new level of anxiety. Additionally, Shinozaki, who already juggled duties as a physician, mother, and wife, had to add homeschool teacher to these daily tasks. Now, […]

April 2020 – Prerna Kumar

Until our social-distancing era began, after a long day of being in the clinic or on rounds, transplant nephrology fellow Prerna Kumar, MBBS, always attended a 5:30 kickboxing class, whether she was feeling drained or motivated. Even if she worked late, she hustled to make the 6:30 class instead. Though Kumar only began kickboxing this past […]

March 2020 – Amy Gingerich

Fellowship coordinators are critical not just to our clinical care mission, but also our education mission. Amy Gingerich is the administrative services coordinator for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship. When Gingerich started in the role eight years ago she was “the heart and soul” of the program, Division Director Joseph Zabner, MD, PhD, said. […]

February 2020 – Jorge Salinas

Before moving to Iowa, Jorge L. Salinas, MD, worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), traveling the world in their Epidemic Intelligence Service. As an officer in the CDC, Salinas combatted outbreaks of tuberculosis, Zika virus, and yellow fever in the United States, Brazil, Columbia, Angola, Kenya, and more. However, in 2018, […]

January 2020 – Yazan Hasan

Yazan Hasan, MBBS, has worn a lot of hats in his nearly ten years at the University of Iowa. A resident, a Chief Resident, a hospitalist, and now Hasan is in his second year as a fellow in the Gastroenterology Fellowship. Each role has helped him develop his skills as an internist, his ultimate goal. […]

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 […]