LaBrecque launches new lectureship aimed at increasing liver knowledge

More than 40 years ago, Douglas LaBrecque, MD, FACP, Emeritus Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, moved from San Francisco, California, to the middle of the country with the intent of starting a liver program in Iowa. This week, LaBrecque’s enduring commitment to that vision and to the University of Iowa will be […]

Wahls research gets $2M gift

Terry Wahls, MD, and her team were recently the recipient of a $2M gift from Dr. Howard Urnovitz to support the Wahls Therapeutic Lifestyle fund. This money will go towards Wahls’s current study, Longitudinal study of Clinically Isolated Syndrome and Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis: Dietary and lifestyle changes without drugs versus standard of care. A key question in […]

Bird House Hospice Home – Internal Medicine’s impact

Representatives from the Bird House Hospice Home of Johnson County brought snacks, stories, and gratitude to the Department of Internal Medicine yesterday afternoon. Rebecca Carver, Sanjana Raghavan, and Carol Tippe have stayed in close contact with the department throughout our Spring Community Engagement project and helped us bring this campaign to a close in a […]

Our history and our future

No greater reminder exists that we are brief stewards of this university and its work than an anniversary, and this month brings two of them. When the first clinical manifestations of HIV appeared nearly four decades ago, many were bewildered, and prior to our understanding of its pathogenesis and development of treatments, HIV infection often […]

PKD research gets boost from Hills family

In our most recent issue of Foundations & Innovations we profiled some of the generous donors whose philanthropy helps fuel the work we do in the department. One of those profiles was on Jared and Carol Hills, who have donated more than $3.5M to the University of Iowa over the last 45 years to a […]

We Are Phil, and Laubenthal Is Too

“Someone’s generosity made all the difference in my education,” Chris Laubenthal said. “I want to do what I can to make sure someone else gets the same chance I did.” As the Clinical Administrator for the Department of Internal Medicine, Mr. Laubenthal sees firsthand how a modest investment can produce a dramatic difference. But even […]

Recruiting for Long-Term Success

January 27, 2015 – Resident interviews were recently completed. Dr. Manish Suneja reports that faculty members from each division participated in 273 interviews. Thank you for helping provide these candidates a better understanding of who we are as a Department. We are confident that this next incoming class of residents will be ready to tackle […]