“With Gratitude,” Pulmonary celebrates Zabner’s leadership, inspiration

Measuring a leader’s impact in academic medicine can be done more easily by examining growth of revenue or faculty members or patient care volume. But less tangible factors like lives transformed, world views changed, or careers redirected toward greater success are arguably even more important. Over the course of an evening on the second floor […]

“Exit interview” with Joseph Zabner, MD

In December 2021, after more than ten years as Director of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine, Joseph Zabner, MD, stepped down from the role. David Stoltz, MD, PhD, was named as his successor. After a couple of months spent “keeping a low profile,” as Zabner put it, we sat down to […]

Celebrating Zabner’s career achievements

When the American Thoracic Society (ATS) chose Joseph Zabner, MD, to receive the 2021 Recognition Award for Scientific Accomplishment, they invited him to deliver a lecture as well. Zabner, the Sterba Professor of Internal Medicine and Division Director of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine, recorded that presentation and sent it off to ATS for […]

Welsh receives Kober Medal

Michael Welsh, MD, professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine, received the 2020 Association of American Physicians (AAP) George M. Kober Medal. Joseph Zabner, MD, Director of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine, presented the honor to Welsh during the AAP, American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) and American Physician Scientist Association […]

CF research lights up Nashville

Sponsored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the 33rd North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC) was held in Nashville, Tennessee, earlier this month. A number of members of the research program at the University of Iowa made the trip. This included faculty in the adult and pediatric pulmonary divisions, a pediatric endocrinologist, study nurses, pathologists, microbiologists, […]

Gerke, Sekar earn clinical recognition

Since expanding in 2011 to cover the entire Carver College of Medicine, the University of Iowa Physicians (UIP) Clinical Awards has honored providers in six categories. This year, the Department of Internal Medicine is proud to have claimed a third of the prizes. Alicia Gerke, MD, MBA, received this year’s Patient Satisfaction and Service Excellence […]

Pulmonary focuses on people

The below is a post from Joseph Zabner, MD, PhD, director, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine. The members of our division believe in incorporating each element of the tripartite mission into everything we do. In our clinical practices, you will find research discoveries through clinical trials as well as education of medical […]

Internal Medicine takes its place on the wall

In recognition of scholarship that has had wide-ranging impact, the Carver College of Medicine created the Wall of Scholarship in the atrium of the Eckstein Medical Research Building. That wall was formally dedicated earlier this week by UI President Bruce Harreld, Provost and UI Interim Executive Vice President Sue Curry, and Brooks Jackson, dean 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 […]

CF Research Team Awarded $3.63M Grant

For decades, the University of Iowa has been home to some of the most significant advancements in our understanding and treatment of cystic fibrosis. A recent $3.63M/five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to a multidisciplinary team of researchers led by Drs. David Stoltz and Joseph Zabner may lead to the next ground-breaking discovery. […]