Kirk receives research award

Since the publication of our interview with him last year, undergraduate researcher Benjamin Kirk has continued to work ahead of the curve, attending, presenting, and winning poster awards at the 2020 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students and at the 2019 American Society for Cell Biology/European Molecular Biology Organization Meeting. Most recently, Kirk received […]

How to obtain MOC credit for Update in Internal Medicine (ABIM) 2020

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credits are available for attendance at the Internal Medicine Grand Rounds presentations held on February 6 and 13, 2020. Attendees can earn 10 MOC credits; participants need to log in to the ABIM portal, order the module, and submit their answers. Here are instructions on how to do so: Log in […]

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 […]

Review invitation becomes training opportunity

A recent publication in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) details the ways in which iron deficiency can impact chronic kidney disease (CKD), reviews its mechanisms and pathophysiology, and compares various ways to diagnose and treat it while also managing the individual’s renal condition. The authors provide a comprehensive picture of everything […]

Descriptive Epidemiology of Safety Events at an Academic Medical Center

Article: Descriptive Epidemiology of Safety Events at an Academic Medical Center Authors: Alexandre R. Marra, Abdullah Algwizani, Mohammed Alzunitan, Theresa M.H. Brennan, and Michael B. Edmond Journal: Int J Environ Res Public Health 2020, 17(1), 353 Abstract: Background: Adverse safety events in healthcare are of great concern, and despite an increasing focus on the prevention […]

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 […]

Heistad earns Distinguished Mentor Award

From his first day as a cardiovascular fellow at the University of Iowa, Donald Heistad, MD, now a professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, hit the ground running, immersing himself in the research community and absorbing the opportunities Iowa offered him. Over the next 40 years as a faculty member, he used those lessons […]

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, […]

Updates in Hematology, 1/25/20

After the success of last year’s inaugural Updates in Hematology CME event, organizers justifiably saw little need to change much in the format, duration, or location. With the same snow-covered Kinnick Stadium behind them as last year, attendees filled a section of the McCord press box to hear the latest on a variety of topics […]

Zang named Clinical Department Administrator

I am pleased to announce that Denise Zang, MBA, FACMPE, has accepted our offer to become the Clinical Department Administrator for the Department of Internal Medicine, effective February 17. Stephen Blanchard, Interim CDA, will remain with us to aid in the transition through the end of March. We are all grateful for his stewardship since […]