Endocrinology finds opportunity to say farewell

Originally planned as a holiday party, members of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism saw rising COVID-19 infection rates in Johnson County and decided that their planned maskless meal together should be adapted. Not wanting to waste the reservation at the Iowa Memorial Union Sun Room, organizers requested the meals be prepared in individualized to-go […]

Celebrating the many successes of Endocrinology’s members

In the most recent rankings released by US News & World Report, and for the first time, University of Iowa Health Care was listed among the “high performing” institutions in the nation and #1 in Iowa for its adult diabetes and endocrinology care. This was not why the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism gathered in […]

Allen joins Internal Medicine as Division Administrator

The Department of Internal Medicine is pleased to announce the appointment of Danielle Allen, MBA, to the position of Division Administrator for the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism. She assumes responsibility for the division’s clinical and financial activities from Megan Beasmore, who has been serving in an interim capacity. Under the guidance of Beasmore and […]

Dokun brings PAD research to Iowa

Before he joined the University of Iowa and became Division Director of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Associate Professor Ayotunde Dokun, MD, PhD, FACE, was principal investigator on a five-year, $1.93M R01 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. That NIH grant has traveled with him from Tennessee to Iowa where his work continues investigating possible […]

Presentations affected by ENDO cancellation

For at least three members of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism (and of course many more around the world), this week is not going according to a plan set even just a month ago. Rhonda Souvenir, PhD, associate in Endocrinology and Metabolism, and two fellows in Endocrinology, Adeyinka Taiwo, MBBS, and Julie Schommer, DO, […]

Update from the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

The following is a guest post from Ayotunde Dokun, MD, PhD, FACE, Director of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism. It is the final installment of an ongoing 2019 series of division updates. The Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism continues to excel as leaders in the field of endocrinology, in research, educational and clinical practice. Leadership […]

Endocrinology aids in SSI reduction project

An excessive amount of sugar in a person’s bloodstream, or hyperglycemia, occurs most often in people with diabetes. When someone experiencing hyperglycemia has surgery, the chances of infection and other risks are also increased. However, a recent study by a team of University of Iowa Health Care specialists from eight different departments found that insulin treatments […]

Residents make strong showing at Midwest SGIM

Because of the support of the Division of General Internal Medicine, six internal medicine residents, a fellow in endocrinology, and a medical student were able to travel to Minneapolis last month for the regional Midwest Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) meeting. Each of them had an oral or poster abstract accepted for presentation. Krista […]

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 […]