Retiring Faculty, 2018-2019

Over the last year 10 faculty members within Internal Medicine have retired or are about to retire at the end of this academic year. We asked each faculty member’s Division Director to speak briefly about their impact on the department and on the Carver College of Medicine. We are grateful for their contributions. Ann Broderick, […]

Reisinger named ICTS Associate Director

Heather Schacht Reisinger, PhD, has been named Associate Director of Engagement, Integration and Implementation for the University of Iowa’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS). Reisinger is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and the Associate Director and Core Investigator for the Center for Access and Delivery Research and Evaluation (CADRE) at the Iowa […]

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 […]

A day in the life of an Intern – Benjamin Chen, MD, MPH

Last year, we asked two interns in the Internal Medicine Residency Program to each provide an account of what a typical day looks like. Over the next couple weeks, we will post diaries from second- and third-year residents as well. We are grateful for their participation.  Intern year has been my year of sunrises. One […]

Schweizer receives $2.5M AHRQ R01

Marin Schweizer, PhD, associate professor in General Internal Medicine, received a five-year, $2.5M R01 grant from the US Department of Health and Human Service’s Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Schweizer’s proposed research will help prevent Staphylococcus aureus and other high-risk infections from spreading to people using dialysis. “We are calling this the PAINTS […]

Ultrasound-guided vascular access in critical illness

Article: Ultrasound-guided vascular access in critical illness Authors: Schmidt GA, Blaivas M, Conrad SA, Corradi F, Koenig S, Lamperti M, Saugel B, Schummer W, Slama M Journal: Intensive Care Med. 2019 Apr;45(4):434-446 Abstract: Over the past two decades, ultrasound (US) has become widely accepted to guide safe and accurate insertion of vascular devices in critically […]

Bird House Hospice Home – Update

We are at the halfway mark in our Spring Community Engagement project! Dozens of items have been delivered to the Bird House and nearly $1,200 in donations have also been made. Thank you to those members who have helped demonstrate Internal Medicine’s commitment to the Iowa City community. Remember that the top-donating division will receive […]

21st Annual Update in Infectious Diseases, 4/26/19

It is rare for a CME event to have connections to a number of other events happening around the university and Iowa City community, but big anniversaries are rare too. Because the 30th anniversary of the founding of the HIV/AIDS clinic at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics landed in the same month as this […]

A day in the life of a PGY-2 – Austin Greco, MD

We asked residents in each class to provide an account of what a typical day looks like. Below is an entry from second-year resident Dr. Austin Greco. We are grateful to all the residents who have participated in this series. Fortunately, we aren’t surgeons; my alarm goes off at a respectable yet reasonable 6 AM. […]

Dokun named Endocrinology Division Director

I am pleased to announce that Ayotunde O. Dokun, MD, PhD, FACE, will become Director of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, effective July 1, 2019. Dr. Dokun joins us from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center where he […]