Internal Medicine Education Awards, 2018-19

The following award winners were announced by Manish Suneja, MD, Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, on Thursday, May 16. François M. Abboud Internal Medicine Resident Award Chris DeZorzi, Tyler Rasmussen Presented annually to recognize one or two Senior Residents in the Department of Internal Medicine who carried out the most meritorious research work […]

A day in the life of a PGY-2 – Jason Cascio, MD

We asked residents in each class to provide an account of what a typical day looks like. Below is an entry from second-year resident Dr. Jason Cascio. We are grateful to all the residents who have participated in this series. Inpatient shifts begin at 7am, and I live close enough to the hospital that I […]

A day in the life of a PGY-2 – Austin Greco, MD

We asked residents in each class to provide an account of what a typical day looks like. Below is an entry from second-year resident Dr. Austin Greco. We are grateful to all the residents who have participated in this series. Fortunately, we aren’t surgeons; my alarm goes off at a respectable yet reasonable 6 AM. […]

Cardiologists in the Quarter

An important element in academic medicine is the communication of ideas and discoveries to peers outside the institution. Some of the best venues for that communication are national meetings of professional organizations. In addition to communication, each division within the department sees the educational opportunities these conferences represent and makes it a priority to support […]

Clearing the path ahead

Goblet cell metaplasia results in excessive amounts of mucus in people with chronic bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, and asthma. A person’s persistent inability to clear that mucus is a major contributor to their difficulty in breathing. In a recent publication in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Alejandro Pezzulo, MD, Assistant Professor in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and […]

Iowa at ACG 2018

In early October, a complement of Internal Medicine faculty, fellows, and residents traveled to Philadelphia for the American College of Gastroenterology’s Annual Scientific Meeting. Like most society meetings, the ACG featured a number of presentations, networking events, and even a photo op with an inflatable colon that would go on to be semi-famous later in […]

Cardiac resynchronization therapy and outcomes in patients with left ventricular assist devices: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Article: Cardiac resynchronization therapy and outcomes in patients with left ventricular assist devices: a systematic review and meta-analysis Authors: Dinesh Chandra Voruganti, Alexandros Briasoulis, Mohsan Chaudhry, Paulino Alvarez, Vlad Cotarlan, Jay K. Bhama, Michael Giudici Journal: Heart Fail Rev. 2018 Sep 27. doi: 10.1007/s10741-018-9740-x. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract: The impact of cardiac resynchronization therapy […]

ACP Iowa Chapter 2018 Meeting

Coinciding with the 2018 Progress conference, the Iowa Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP) held its meeting at the end of the day’s presentations. Though most of the business had been conducted among the chapter leadership the previous evening, there still remained a few more pieces of business. Foremost among them was which […]

Residents Show SGIM the Iowa Way

Members of the Internal Medicine Residency Program delivered presentations at the most recent meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), including Dr. Matthew McGee, who took first place in the Clinical Vignette Oral Presentation competition. SGIM holds seven regional meetings around the country throughout the year and last month’s Mid-West Regional Meeting in […]

ACP Resident Clinical Vignette Competition, 2018

Clinicians rely on their colleagues to share the stories of what they encounter in their work. Individuals cannot read nearly enough to be prepared for every illness, presentation, or combination of factors that might appear. Oral case reports then become a critical means not only to understand the specific ways that textbook conditions can appear […]