Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Fellowship Graduation, 2021

“The highest compliment I can pay is this: I know that if I were in need, I would want Elizabeth taking care of me,” Amal Shibli-Rahhal, MD, MS, said during her remarks extolling the many qualities of this year’s fellowship graduate, Elizabeth Bowen, MD. Though her comments were not overlong, they were lengthier than other […]

Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Fellows Graduation, 2021

Like almost every graduation celebration this year, the timing could not have been better. The rise in vaccinations and reductions in COVID-19 infection rates allowed for an ease in gathering restrictions for our health care workers. And less than a month later, members of a division that was on one of the many sets of […]

Cardiovascular Medicine’s Fellowships Graduation

At the same moment the members of the Internal Medicine Residency Program were celebrating their graduates, across the river and up the hill members of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine were honoring graduates of the four fellowships they oversee: Cardiovascular Disease, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Interventional Cardiology, and Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology. After a […]

Farewell from our 2020-21 Chief Residents

Residents, It is with great sadness that we say goodbye as your Chief Residents for the 20-21 academic year. Although this year has been very different than we ever expected (thanks COVID), we have enjoyed working with every single one of you. When we interviewed for the role of Chief Resident in Spring 2019, we […]

Internal Medicine Residents Graduation, 2021

Preparation for an event as important as celebrating the graduation of our Internal Medicine residents starts months in advance. Because the department anticipated an event under pandemic precautions in which everyone—despite their vaccinations—would still need to remain socially distant and masked, the planning committee commissioned a series of pre-recorded videos that everyone could watch together. […]

Outstanding Resident & Teacher of the Year Awards, 2021

At last week’s Internal Medicine Residency Graduation, the final two resident-chosen awards for the year were announced. The bulk of the awards had been announced the day before at Grand Rounds. Outstanding Intern of the Year – Christian Anderson, MD, PhDOutstanding Junior Resident of the Year – Ian Kidder, MDOutstanding Fellow of the Year – […]

Infectious Disease Fellowship Graduation, 2021

The Division of Infectious Diseases said congratulations and farewell to their graduating fellows in two formats. First, in familiar and pandemic-safe style, guests were invited to attend a virtual celebration. Afterward, those who wanted could also attend an in-person event with refreshments, some gift-giving to the graduates, and a few group photos. At each of […]

Gastroenterology Fellowship Graduation, 2021

As much a recognition of four remarkable gastroenterologists and their graduation, the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology also celebrated the ability to just be together again. At the Coralville Marriott on last Friday evening, a few dozen division members–faculty, fellows and just a couple plus-ones for the graduates themselves–came together to eat, laugh, and pose […]

Nephrology Fellows Graduation, 2021

Just days before the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension gathered in a conference room to celebrate the graduation of five of its fellows, University of Iowa Health Care released updated guidelines for vaccinated employees. Though most of their event plans could not be revised quickly in response, organizers still could be assured that group photos […]