International and national recognition

For the second year in a row, U. S. News & World Report has ranked us among the nation’s best. You can read the full report of where our medical school stands in addition to other subspecialties within the Carver College of Medicine that were nationally ranked here. Last year our department’s training program was […]

Our Research Trajectory

Below is a slide that we displayed during last December’s State of the Department address. There is one data point that has been updated since I shared it last. We now know how our fiscal year 2018 $37.9M in federal research dollars ranks us relative to our peers. The 22.43% increase in grants has moved […]

Primary Care on the front lines of our health system

There really is no other way to say it. Based in the Division of General Internal Medicine, our general internists, mostly working at the Iowa River Landing facility, log more hours in direct and indirect contact with patients than most within University of Iowa Health Care. Fewer than 20 providers follow more than 14,000 patients […]

Strong mentorship is part of the “Iowa Difference”

From the moment many of us first decided we wanted to pursue a career in medicine, a roadmap emerged, with clear milestones that had to be achieved. From our undergraduate institutions all the way through our fellowships, we more or less knew what was next or what might be required to advance to the next […]

Human rights and diversity in health care

Although University of Iowa Health Care’s Human Rights Week officially begins on Monday, Jan. 21, with the Martin Luther King Day of Service, yesterday’s Grand Rounds started this year’s institution-wide celebration. Drs. Laurie Lyckholm and Usha Perepu focused their presentation on Sickle Cell Disease, which afflicts a specific segment of our population. Their presentation shed […]

Our Road Map

Welcome to 2019! I hope that you were able to take time over the last couple weeks to celebrate the end of a successful and productive 2018, and that you are ready to approach the new year with eagerness and a renewed sense of purpose. I also want to acknowledge the commitment and dedication of […]

A Year in Rearview

It was an honor to deliver my third annual State of the Department address last week. One hour is not nearly enough time to detail all the incredible activity that occurs over a twelve-month period in our department. In every component of our tripartite mission, the department ends 2018 on stronger footing than when the […]

New Trainees and Influential Faculty

Coming to the close of every calendar year ushers in a time of reflection and celebration. Important among these is Fellowship Match Day. In the continuum of training, the transition to fellowship represents for many the final step in their long professional career trajectory. A powerful indicator of the strength of our training programs is […]

Much to be thankful for

Happy Day After Thanksgiving, whether you are shopping, abstaining from shopping, or just still digesting yesterday’s meal! For those whose clinical assignments are such that you have been able to take advantage of this brief fall break, I hope you are enjoying this time with the people who are important to you. For those who […]

An environment in which our trainees shine

We recently concluded our annual Progress CME conference. This well-established partnership between our department and the College of Pharmacy continues to deliver high-quality educational content. Judging by the consistently high attendance numbers, area providers view this conference as critical for their continuing medical education needs. Organizers work throughout the year to identify speakers and topics […]