Reported variability in healthcare facility policies regarding healthcare personnel working while experiencing influenza-like illnesses: An emerging infections network survey

Article: Reported variability in healthcare facility policies regarding healthcare personnel working while experiencing influenza-like illnesses: An emerging infections network survey Authors: Hilary M. Babcock, Susan E. Beekmann, Satish K. Pillai, Scott Santibanez, Leslie Lee, David T. Kuhar, Angela P. Campbell, Anita Patel and Philip M. Polgreen Journal: Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Nov 14:1-6. doi: […]

The Broad Scope of Internal Medicine Research

An essential component of our role as academic physicians is to promote a culture of research and inquiry among our students. In addition to providing compassionate and cutting-edge care for our patients, we must also nurture our skills in the laboratory. To this end, the Carver College of Medicine hosts Medical Student Research Day, providing […]

Milestones and Innovation

This time of year is significant as we welcome new trainees and faculty. Because so many begin their time with us in July each year, many also celebrate milestones this month. Of particular note are four faculty members who have dedicated their careers to the Department, the College, and the University. Dr. François Abboud marks […]

Infection detection: Motion-sensing tools deployed in war on pathogens

by Tony Craine, Medicine Iowa With fists at chin level, a young video game player focuses on the television in front of him. He begins shadow boxing, throwing a series of punches and kicks. Meanwhile, on the screen, an animated character engaged in hand-to-hand combat faithfully reproduces all of the player’s punches and kicks in […]