“Olive” the Rheumatology fellows improve aim with ultrasound

Late last month, members of the Rheumatology Fellowship were part of a novel training method to get experience using ultrasound to guide injections. The tools included a needle and point-of-care ultrasound system, as well as a dish of olives and block of semi-firm tofu. Associate Program Director Bharat Kumar, MD, MME, had the idea of […]

Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology Fellowships Graduation, 2022

Just one night before the Endocrinology Fellowship graduation and in the same location, the family, friends, and colleagues of graduates of the Allergy and Immunology Fellowship and the Rheumatology Fellowship gathered to celebrate. Both fellowship programs are housed within the Division of Immunology. In addition to the end of their fellows’ training programs, the members were […]

Responding to the call, even on vacation

Gatr-Alnada (Gatra) Gheriani, MBChB, first-year Rheumatology fellow, and her husband, Mahmod El-Tayash MBChB, FACS, a general surgeon at the Grinnell Regional Medical Center, were in the pursuit of a relaxing spring break. Although Gheriani and El-Tayash both love their specialties, a getaway from the fast-paced clinics and procedure rooms was very overdue. “He had just […]

Allergy / Immunology, Endocrinology, and Rheumatology Fellows Graduation, 2020

For the last couple years, these three fellowship programs have combined their graduation celebrations for a number of reasons. The most obvious is that two of them—Allergy / Immunology and Rheumatology—are both housed within the Division of Immunology, a strength lent to both fellowship programs. Faculty within the division can easily “cross the hall” to […]

Kumar adds color to fellows’ education

Nobody has ever said that ultrasonography is child’s play. But can channeling our inner child help physicians-in-training learn how to use such a complicated device? Bharat Kumar, MD MME FACP RhMSUS, clinical assistant professor in Immunology and Associate Rheumatology Fellowship Program Director, has created a 150-page musculoskeletal sonoanatomy coloring book that substitutes long lists and bland […]

New Fellows Welcome, 2019

Just as they did when they said good-bye to their graduates, the fellowships in Allergy/Immunology, Endocrinology, and Rheumatology combined forces to welcome their new fellows. Earlier this month, faculty and staff convened in the Immunology conference room to enjoy some cupcakes and an ice cream bar while taking the opportunity to get to know one […]

Allergy / Immunology, Endocrinology, and Rheumatology Fellows Graduation, 2019

As with last year the Divisions of Immunology and of Endocrinology and Metabolism combined their respective fellowship graduations into one event. A ballroom in the Coralville Marriott was carefully prepared to handle the influx of the two divisions’ worth of guests. But before attendees even entered they were greeted with displays honoring each of that […]

Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology Fellows Graduation, 2017

Hard work on shared passions is one of the quickest ways to form deep and long-lasting bonds. This idea was affirmed this week as the Division of Immunology celebrated its graduating fellows. Guests were created upon arrival at the Terry Trueblood Recreation Area Lodge with stations honoring each of the fellows. Photographs and name placards […]