Kumar leads team building new clinical decision-making tool

Bharat Kumar, MD, MME, FACP, RhMSUS, clinical assistant professor in Immunology, has received a $49,999 DxQI Seed Grant from the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM). Kumar’s project, “Reducing Delays in Diagnosing Primary Immunodeficiency Through the Development and Implementation of a Clinical Decision Support Tool,” aims to reduce many of the barriers physicians face […]

Kumar education award to strengthen Iowa’s Allergy / Immunology fellowship curriculum

Bharat Kumar, MD, MME, Associate Rheumatology Fellowship Program Director and Clinical Assistant Professor in Immunology, received the 2021 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Educator Development Award. The one-year, $45,000 award will fund Kumar’s project, “Development of an Autoimmune Disease and Immunomodulator Use Online Curriculum for Allergy/Immunology Fellows.” Kumar will be recognized during the 2021 […]

Kumar joins ACR Board of Directors

Bharat Kumar, MD, MME, clinical assistant professor in the Division of Immunology and associate director of the Rheumatology Fellowship program, has been selected as a member of the American College of Rheumatology’s (ACR) Board of Directors. As one of the 13 at-large members of the ACR Board of Directors, Kumar will help to govern ACR […]

Leadership training programs’ effectiveness evaluated

In training for a career in clinical practice or research, leadership and management skills are becoming increasingly necessary for physicians-in-training. To stay ahead of the curve, institutions have begun implementing leadership training in their graduate medical education (GME) programs. With the increased interest in leadership training, some of our GME leaders published a systematic review […]

Kumar adds color to fellows’ education

Nobody has ever said that ultrasonography is child’s play. But can channeling our inner child help physicians-in-training learn how to use such a complicated device? Bharat Kumar, MD MME FACP RhMSUS, clinical assistant professor in Immunology and Associate Rheumatology Fellowship Program Director, has created a 150-page musculoskeletal sonoanatomy coloring book that substitutes long lists and bland […]

The ecology of program director leadership: power relationships and characteristics of effective program directors

Article: The ecology of program director leadership: power relationships and characteristics of effective program directors Authors: Bharat Kumar, Melissa L. Swee, & Manish Suneja Journal: BMC Med Educ. 2019 Nov 21;19(1):436 Abstract: BACKGROUND: Program directors are often perceived as strong and independent leaders within the academic medical environment. However, they are not as omnipotent as […]

Current Topics in Allergy & Clinical Immunology, 10/4/19

With the famous Saturday night lights and the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital just outside the window, members of Internal Medicine as well as specialists from across the state spent the day in the University of Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium Press Box earlier this month. “Current Topics in Allergy and Clinical Immunology: Sinonasal Diseases: Bugs and Drugs,” […]

Kumar Joins Rheumatology Fellowship Leadership

Bharat Kumar, MD, MME FACP RhMSUS, Clinical Assistant Professor in Immunology, has been named Associate Program Director for the Rheumatology Fellowship. Dr. Kumar will work with Program Director Rebecca Tuetken, MD, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor in Immunology, to manage the recruitment of new fellows as well as the design and implementation of curriculum for the […]

UI Team Awarded Gold Foundation Grant

A team of UI researchers will partner with investigators from Kentucky and Indiana to perform a comprehensive literature review on humanistic leadership training in graduate medical education. Drs. Bharat Kumar, Manish Suneja, and Jeffrey Pettit will partner with Dr. David Rudy, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and Amy Blevins, Indiana University Medical Library. Heather […]

Iowa Rheumatologists Bag Record-Breaking Three-peat

Iowa stuns again! Our football team may have surprised many last weekend with their win over the University of Michigan, but at least there was precedent. At this year’s annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology / Association of Rheumatology Professionals in Washington, D.C., the Knowledge Bowl trophy was carried away again by Drs. […]