In Her Words: Women in Medicine Month

This week’s Views from the Chair is the last post in September, which is Women in Medicine month. For this column, Dr. Grumbach asked a number of women faculty members for their thoughts on the subject without any other prompt or guidance. We are grateful for these contributions. Saima Sharif, MD, MS Clinical Associate Professor […]

A celebration of women

On Wednesday, the University of Iowa held its annual Celebration of Excellence and Achievement Among Women. In addition to scholarships to deserving undergraduate and graduate women, for nearly thirty years they have also given achievement awards to a woman faculty and a woman staff member. In recent years, Dr. Peggy Nopoulous, Chair of the Department […]

Khan named to ACC diversity leadership team

Arooj Khan, MBBS, second-year fellow in cardiovascular disease and rising chief fellow, was selected for the Women in Cardiology Section Leadership of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Khan credits mentorship from Mahi Ashwath, MD, MBA, FACC, clinical associate professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, and plans to continue to help women resolve the gender gap in […]

Women in Medicine in 2021

Earlier this year, for Women’s History Month, we asked faculty members to tell us about a woman in medicine who inspired them. With Women in Medicine month drawing to a close, we recognize several inspiring women faculty members within our own institution and their recent achievements. Martha Carvour, MD, PhD, assistant professor in Infectious Diseases, […]

Who Inspires You? Women in Medicine for Women’s History Month

For Women’s History Month, we featured stories of influential women in medical history. Department faculty provided their response to the following question: “Who is a woman in medicine in the near or distant past who inspires you and why?“ Melissa Swee, MD: Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Hilary Mosher, MFA, MD: Bettye Tate Christie Thomas, MBBS: […]

In Her Own Words: Women in Internal Medicine

This week’s Views from the Chair falls on the last Friday of September, which is Women in Medicine month. Instead of writing his own column, Dr. Abel asked a number of women faculty members for their thoughts on the subject without any other prompt or guidance. We are grateful for these contributions. Isabella Grumbach, MD, […]

Advancing the Careers of Women in Medicine – some progress but much more to do

This month, our institution is celebrating September as Women in Medicine month by highlighting the contributions of women to varied missions in the Carver College of Medicine. The question of gender equity is one that has generated many conversations not only within our walls but across many sectors of our society. Many organizations have been […]

Moving in the Right Direction

The American Medical Association has designated September as “Women in Medicine Month,” We are proud to recognize the important contribution of women to the fabric of our department, from trainees to faculty and senior leaders. Last year, I opined on many of the ways that our department works to create a level playing field for […]

Women in Internal Medicine

Each year, the American Medical Association’s Women’s Physician Section designates September as “Women in Medicine Month.” A clear-eyed scan of the accompanying hashtag on social media outlets quickly reveals the essential contributions that women have made historically and continue to make in all fields of medicine. Dig a little deeper and the stories being shared […]