Contamination of healthcare workers’ hands with E. coli and Klebsiella species after routine patient care: a prospective observational study

Article: Contamination of healthcare workers’ hands with E. coli and Klebsiella species after routine patient care: a prospective observational study Authors: Mireia Puig-Asensio MD PhD, Daniel J. Diekema MD,  MS, Linda Boyken, BA, Gosia S. Clore, MPH, Jorge L. Salinas, MD, Eli N. Perencevich MD, MS Journal: Clin Microbiol Infect. 2019 Nov 13. pii: S1198-743X(19)30602-0. […]

Inpatient Fluoroquinolone Stewardship Improves the Quantity and Quality of Fluoroquinolone-prescribing at Hospital Discharge: A Retrospective Analysis among 122 Veterans Health Administration Hospitals

Article: Inpatient Fluoroquinolone Stewardship Improves the Quantity and Quality of Fluoroquinolone-prescribing at Hospital Discharge: A Retrospective Analysis among 122 Veterans Health Administration Hospitals Authors: Hiroyuki Suzuki, MD, Eli N Perencevich, MD, MS, Bruce Alexander, PharmD, Brice E Beck, MA, Michihiko Goto, MD, MSCI, Brian C Lund, PharmD, Rajeshwari Nair, MBBS, PhD, Daniel J Livorsi, MD, […]

Perencevich Named ESCMID Fellow

Dr. Eli Perencevich was recently honored by the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) with the title of ESCMID Fellow. Dr. Perencevich is one of an inaugural class of fellows recognized by ESCMID with this title for outstanding achievements in his profession and for his exemplary service to the organization. More than […]

Dare to Look Up (again)

Last year, the Office of Research and Economic Development produced a series of banners hung around Iowa City featuring the broad range of breakthrough and norm-challenging work happening at the University of Iowa. Two members of Internal Medicine were featured in that project. A fresh crop of banners has again been produced, one of which […]

Perencevich Elected to ASCI

Dr. Eli Perencevich, Associate Chair for Clinical and Health Services Research and Professor of General Internal Medicine and Epidemiology, has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI). For more than 100 years, the ASCI has counted the most respected leaders in academic medicine in its 3,000-member body. These physician scientists from every […]

Investments in Our Research Mission

The Department of Internal Medicine is a national and international leader in cutting-edge research in diverse areas. Many of our faculty, fellows, and trainees are members of multidisciplinary centers like the Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center or the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center, or are funded individually by grants from a variety of sources, […]

Eli Perencevich, MD, MS, Named Associate Chair for Clinical and Health Services Research

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Eli Perencevich, Professor of Internal Medicine and Epidemiology, has accepted the position of Associate Chair for Clinical and Health Services Research. In this role, Dr. Perencevich will focus on strengthening and expanding the Department’s research portfolio in these areas. He has articulated a clear vision, which aligns closely with our goals of increasing […]

MRSA Initiative research calls for second look at cost-effectiveness

Though initiatives meant to prevent hospital-acquired infection come with price tags that can seem to outweigh the reduction of a single infectious disease, a new study published by Drs. Michihiko Goto and Eli Perencevich in a recent issue of Clinical Infectious Disease shows that the benefits of such initiatives may be far-reaching. (Our initial announcement […]

Positive Collateral Damage in MRSA Fight

Drs. Michihiko Goto and Eli Perencevich have published new findings in the most recent issue of Clinical Infectious Disease that reveal the VA’s nationwide and successfully aggressive effort to decrease drug-resistant staph infections had the added benefit of dramatically reducing infection rates of even more difficult-to-fight bacteria. The VA’s efforts at increasing hand hygiene practice, […]

Infection detection: Motion-sensing tools deployed in war on pathogens

by Tony Craine, Medicine Iowa With fists at chin level, a young video game player focuses on the television in front of him. He begins shadow boxing, throwing a series of punches and kicks. Meanwhile, on the screen, an animated character engaged in hand-to-hand combat faithfully reproduces all of the player’s punches and kicks in […]