Weighing risks in a COVID era

As novel coronavirus infections cycle through spikes and plateaus and states and communities around the nation implement ever-shifting levels of restrictions, it can be difficult for the public to make informed and sensible choices, especially ones based on their own potential for a severe case of COVID-19. Mixed messaging can blur the lines between a […]

Online presentation: Always a “Hot Spot”: African American Health in the time of COVID-19 – June 25, 2020

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, June 25, 2020, will be: Always a “Hot Spot”: African American Health in the time of COVID-1912:00-1:00pmThursday, June 25, 2020 Janette Taylor, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, College of Nursing Lama Noureddine, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Nephrology Martha Carvour, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious […]

Tribute to our Hospitalists

When I decided to focus on this topic, top of mind was a desire to talk about the significant contribution of our entire inpatient service to the care of hundreds each day. Our focus on the COVID-19 pandemic and our spectacular response moved me to note the ongoing heavy lift of our faculty and trainees […]

Hospitalists reflect on our response to COVID-19

We reached out to Andrew Bryant, MD; Jeydith Gutierrez Perez, MD; and Bradley Manning, MD, to offer their perspective on what they witnessed during the initial planning and response to COVID-19 within University of Iowa Health Care. Their responses have been lightly edited. What changes did you notice in that period of late March and […]

Online presentation: The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health (of patients and providers) – June 4, 2020

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, June 4, 2020, will be: The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health (of patients and providers) 12:00-1:00pm Thursday, June 4, 2020 Presented by: Arwa Aburikiz, MD, MS Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation Click this link on […]

Clinical trials in cancer at Iowa barely lose a step

Last week, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) released a special report titled “A Guide to Cancer Care Delivery During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” It details an approach for oncologists and other care providers to ensure their own safety and that of those they treat, given the higher likelihood of a patient’s immuno-compromised status.  For […]

Online presentation: Cardiac Abnormalities and COVID-19 – May 21, 2020

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, May 21, 2020, will be: Cardiac Abnormalities and COVID-19 12:00-1:00pm Thursday, May 21, 2020 Presented by: Barry London, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine Ferhaan Ahmad, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine Saket Girotra, MBBS, SM, Assistant Professor of […]

Online presentation: Back to the Basics: Immunopathogenesis of COVID-19 – May 14, 2020

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, May 14, 2020, will be: Back to the Basics: Immunopathogenesis of COVID-19 12:00-1:00pm Thursday, May 14, 2020 Presented by: Josalyn Cho, MD, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Occupational Medicine Click this link on Thursday just before noon to join the presentation: […]