Juneteenth, Today and Tomorrow

Today is Juneteenth, which commemorates the final emancipation of enslaved Black people in the United States in 1865. Learn more about the importance of this date. Slavery was abolished in Jamaica, the land of my birth, in 1834. My maternal grandparents, Phillip Baker and Ina (Lillian) Haynes, were both born in 1909, and my paternal […]

Seven Internal Medicine members nominated for inaugural teaching award

The Carver College of Medicine announced nominees and winners for their new Excellence in Clinical Teaching Awards, and seven of the 28 nominees are members of Internal Medicine training programs. Named by medical students, peer residents, peer fellows and faculty, these nominations represent the dynamic and skilled approach to clinical teaching, a deep appreciation for […]

The Future of Immunotherapy-Based Combination Therapy in Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

Article: The Future of Immunotherapy-Based Combination Therapy in Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Authors: Rohan Garje, Josiah An, Austin Greco, Raju Kumar Vaddepally and Yousef Zakharia Journal: Cancers (Basel). 2020 Jan 7;12(1) Abstract: In the past two decades, there has been a significant improvement in the understanding of the molecular pathogenesis of Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC). […]

Garje aims at GU cancers on multiple fronts

Genitourinary (GU) cancers, including prostate cancer, are the most common among men, and Rohan Garje, MBBS, clinical assistant professor in the Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Marrow Transplantation, has made them his singular focus. With two publications in the last month and multiple projects underway, the former fellow and recent addition to the faculty is […]

Class of 2020 matches across the country and at Iowa

With last week’s Fellowship Match Day, many of our graduating residents can breathe a sigh of relief as their next couple years become much clearer. The Department is proud to announce that every one of our residents who entered the fellowship match met with success. This year’s 100% placement rate raises our five-year rolling average […]

Residency committees create continuous improvement

For more than 80 years, the Internal Medicine Residency Program has focused on equipping residents with the skills and experiences they need to succeed as physicians. As part of the ongoing drive for excellence, the residency program directed by Manish Suneja, MD, has resident-led committees to provide avenues for feedback and improvement. Committees such as […]

Residents make strong showing at Midwest SGIM

Because of the support of the Division of General Internal Medicine, six internal medicine residents, a fellow in endocrinology, and a medical student were able to travel to Minneapolis last month for the regional Midwest Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) meeting. Each of them had an oral or poster abstract accepted for presentation. Krista […]

53rd Annual Internal Medicine Research Day, 10/15/19

Since the tradition began in the early 1960s, Research Day has seen a variety of formats. But what has always been at its core was the celebration of the diversity and depth of the work being done by a panoply of trainees, clinicians, and basic scientists. Better understanding a disease mechanism or testing a new […]

ACP Resident Clinical Vignette Competition, 2019

“I always learn something at these,” Scott Vogelgesang, MD, said as residents, medical students, and faculty took their seats in the Bean Conference Room last week. Heads within earshot of this observation nodded in agreement. A collection of often obscure, usually surprising, and always well-researched presentations were about to be delivered. Every year, the American […]

Bjarnason completes doctorate during residency

Third-year resident Thorarinn Bjarnason, MD, has another set of initials to add behind his name, PhD. A couple months ago, Bjarnason returned home to Reykjavik, Iceland, to successfully defend his dissertation “Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in the Acute Coronary Syndrome: Diagnosis, effect on atherosclerotic burden and prognosis” at the University of Iceland. The work represents […]