Online presentation: Endocarditis associated with injection drug use: A problem antibiotics alone won’t solve – September 15, 2022

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, September 15, 2022, will be: Endocarditis associated with injection drug use: A problem antibiotics alone won’t solve 12:00-1:00p, Thursday, September 15, 2022 Jacob Hodges, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases Stephanie Stauffer, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology, Deputy Medical Examiner for Johnson County Click this link […]

John M. Weiler, MD, 1945-2022

The Department of Internal Medicine extends its condolences to the colleagues, friends, and family of John Weiler, MD, who passed away last week at the age of 77. Weiler was a member of the Division of Immunology for 25 years, treating patients and teaching residents, students, and fellows both in University of Iowa Health Care […]

Glucosylceramide synthase inhibition protects against cardiac hypertrophy in chronic kidney disease

Article: Glucosylceramide synthase inhibition protects against cardiac hypertrophy in chronic kidney disease Authors: Gabriel C Baccam, Jian Xie, Xin Jin, Hyejung Park, Bing Wang, Hervé Husson, Oxana Ibraghimov-Beskrovnaya, Chou-Long Huang Journal: Sci Rep. 2022 Jun 4;12(1):9340 Abstract: A significant population of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) develops cardiac hypertrophy, which can lead to heart […]

Alternative fuels

Federal funds allocated for biomedical research when adjusted for inflation have not significantly increased over the last 10 years. Nonetheless, the NIH has increased the number of research project grant awards in recent years, despite increases in nominal costs. Moreover, the distribution of research project grant costs is shifting toward both the high and low […]

Meet Your Interns, Part 6

We are proud to present the incoming Intern Class of 2022. We wanted to take the opportunity to go a little past the names and faces and learn a couple things about them. We asked them each to tell us about why they chose Internal Medicine at Iowa for their residency. And, now that they […]

Online presentation: Celebrating 50 years of “7+3”, Toward improving survival in AML – September 8, 2022

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, September 8, 2022, will be: Celebrating 50 years of “7+3”, Toward improving survival in AML 12:00-1:00pm Thursday, September 8, 2022 Grerk Sutamtewagul, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Hematology, Oncology, and Blood and Marrow Transplantation Click this link on Thursday just before noon to join the presentation: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/96955464520 This […]

Recognizing Teaching Excellence

Learners in the Carver College of Medicine are invited to provide examples of effective teaching at the end of each rotation. Read what our trainees recently had to say about Internal Medicine educators below. The first two were submitted in June, at the end of the previous academic year. Read previous submissions. Jonathan Day, MD, Second-Year Resident*, […]

MICU in the spotlight

Sharp-eyed readers may have noticed that throughout 2022, the UI Health Care publication The Loop has regularly featured members of the team working in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU). Despite a decrease in the near-daily attention the MICU justifiably received at the height of the pandemic, we know that its members continue to care […]

New Faculty Additions – 2022

The Department of Internal Medicine is pleased to introduce some of the faculty members who joined us in July 2022. We are happy to welcome them to the department. Divya Ashat, MBBS -Clinical Assistant Professor Dr. Divya Ashat comes to the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology as a Clinical Assistant Professor after completing a fellowship […]

Meet Your Interns 2022, Part 5

We are proud to present the incoming Intern Class of 2022. We wanted to take the opportunity to go a little past the names and faces and learn a couple things about them. We asked them each to tell us about why they chose Internal Medicine at Iowa for their residency. And, now that they […]