VA-based health services research fellowship accepting applications

Just two years ago, Michelle Mengeling, PhD, and Michael Ohl, MD, MSPH, brought a fellowship sponsored by the VA’s Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA) to the Iowa City VA Health System. Fewer than two dozen VA Health Systems offer the OAA Advanced Fellowship in Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) in the country. Hilary Mosher, […]

Counseling as chronic opioid use prevention

Hilary Mosher, MFA, MD, clinical associate professor in General Internal Medicine, and Katherine Hadlandsmyth, PhD, clinical assistant professor of Anesthesia, received a four-year, $1,400,000 Investigator Initiated Research (IIR) grant from the VA’s Health Services Research and Development Service (HSR&D). For this interdisciplinary research project, Mosher and Handlandsmyth will test a preventative program for chronic post-surgical […]

Mosher triples on JHM top articles list

Hilary Mosher, MD, associate professor in General Internal Medicine, had a productive 2018 and with no small amount of impact. In its January newsletter, the Journal of Hospital Medicine issued its “Top 10 Articles of 2018” list. With entries in multiple categories from Original Research to Reviews, three of the articles chosen were ones to […]

VAQS Fellowship Program Renewed

The Iowa City VA Health Care System will remain one of 9 locations in the United States to offer subspecialty fellowships to physicians and nurses in quality improvement and patient safety through the VA Quality Scholars (VAQS) program. The Iowa City VAQS is directed by Hilary Mosher, MD, Associate Professor in the Division of General […]

Mosher to Implement Inpatient Opioid-Use Recommendations

Hilary Mosher, MD, Clinical Associate Professor in General Internal Medicine, has been awarded a 1-year, $100,000 VA Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) pilot grant to study effective implementation of opioid-management guidelines for veterans during medical hospitalization, especially those with concurrent chronic pain conditions. Dr. Mosher recently co-authored a guidance statement endorsed by the Society of […]

Residents Get Overview of Internal Medicine Research

“You already know how to do the hardest part of research,” Dr. Joseph Zabner told the room of Internal Medicine Residents during noon conference earlier this week. The Director of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine explained that the ingenuity that underlies a good testable hypothesis is what is most difficult to […]

Mosher Named VAQS Program Director

Dr. Hilary Mosher has been appointed Program Director of the Iowa City VA Quality Scholars (VAQS) Fellowship Program. The VAQS program consists of eight sites across the United States, with an affiliate site in Toronto, Canada. Each site, through a partnership between a VA hospital and an academic institution, delivers a two-year training program equipping […]

Our Chief Residents and Research Town Hall Survey Results

Last week, I had the privilege of recognizing the contributions of our departing Chief Residents to the Department of Internal Medicine. It was also an opportunity to hear their impressive Grand Rounds presentations. The Chief Resident position carries with it a great deal of responsibility to serve both as advocates for and mentors to our […]

Study of opioid epidemic provides new method for thinking about long-term therapy

Carrying implications not just for clinical prescribing practices, but also larger pharmacoepidemiology trends, Dr. Hilary Mosher’s recent research using data from the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) shows a decrease from 2004 to 2011 in the proportion of new users of opioids who begin long-term opioid therapy. The paper, published in April in the journal Pain […]