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 […]

January 2019 – Aubrie Stuckey

When deciding her future after high school, Aubrie Stuckey, MSN, ARNP, had a simple career plan. She was going to become an accountant. “I wasn’t very happy about it. My dad was an accountant. So, when I was trying to figure out ‘what am I going to do?’ I just kind of went with that, […]

December 2018 – Ivana Frech

One of the chief benefits of a multidisciplinary team is that members provide varied viewpoints on a particular problem. But when you have Ivana Frech, MS, DSc, PhD, MBA, on your team, the multitude of perspectives can come from just one person. Dr. Frech’s title, Assistant Research Scientist, does not scratch the surface of just […]

November 2018 – Danish Safi

Danish Safi, MBBS, is happy to be patient. Since June of this year, Dr. Safi has been an Associate in the Division of General Internal Medicine, seeing patients as a Hematology-Oncology Hospitalist. The Hospitalist Program divides into a few subspecialties, including those like Dr. Safi who cares for inpatients who have been diagnosed with cancer. […]

October 2018 – Petar Lenert

Varied definitions of home—where you grew up, where your family still lives, where you spent most of your life, where you live now—can often all point to the same location. For many, particularly those whose homes have experienced history-textbook-worthy, capital-E Events, some of those definitions of home can perhaps only exist in memory. Petar Lenert, […]