Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology Fellowships Graduation, 2022

Just one night before the Endocrinology Fellowship graduation and in the same location, the family, friends, and colleagues of graduates of the Allergy and Immunology Fellowship and the Rheumatology Fellowship gathered to celebrate. Both fellowship programs are housed within the Division of Immunology. In addition to the end of their fellows’ training programs, the members were […]

Vogelgesang to step down as Immunology Division Director

After eight years as Director of the Division of Immunology and nearly three decades of service to the University of Iowa, Scott Vogelgesang, MD, has announced his intention to retire. Effective July 1, Benjamin Davis, MD, PhD, will serve as Interim Division Director while a nationwide search is conducted for Vogelgesang’s permanent replacement. Our thanks to […]

Davis named Interim Director of the Division of Immunology

The message below was sent to the Department of Internal Medicine earlier today. I am pleased to announce that Benjamin Davis, MD, PhD, clinical associate professor of internal medicine in immunology and of pediatrics, has accepted the role of Interim Director for the Division of Immunology, which includes allergy, immunology, and rheumatology services, effective July […]

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 […]

Kumar leads team building new clinical decision-making tool

Bharat Kumar, MD, MME, FACP, RhMSUS, clinical assistant professor in Immunology, has received a $49,999 DxQI Seed Grant from the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM). Kumar’s project, “Reducing Delays in Diagnosing Primary Immunodeficiency Through the Development and Implementation of a Clinical Decision Support Tool,” aims to reduce many of the barriers physicians face […]

Hal Richerson, MD, 1929–2020

Today, a giant in Internal Medicine was laid to rest at Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City by his immediate family. Hal B. Richerson, MD, was a member of the University of Iowa since 1961, when he joined us for residency and fellowship training in Allergy-Immunology. Although he had brief stints away for further training, including […]

Big data expands understanding even in rare diseases

Adult-onset Still’s disease (AOSD) is a rare autoinflammatory disease driven by the innate immune system leading to clinical manifestations of fever, rash, and arthritis. Additionally, AOSD patients can present with severe complications at onset including macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) and lung disease. Because large prospective cohorts of AOSD patients are lacking, research into long-term clinical […]

Research, diversity, and immunology

During this month of transition, we have focused quite a bit on our education mission, but research within the Department of Internal Medicine never slows down. This last month has seen a number of compelling research stories come to light that reflect the diversity of research that is being conducted within our Department. These include […]

Update from the Division of Immunology

The following is a guest post from Scott Vogelgesang, MD, Director of the Division of Immunology. It is part of an ongoing 2019 series of division updates. In the Division of Immunology, which includes Rheumatology and Allergy, our vision is to be Leaders in Immunology through:         New Knowledge Robust basic immunobiology program Vigorous data mining from University […]