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August 24, 2016 The Department’s Medicine Specialty Clinic (MSC) tracks its patient satisfaction with the help of Press-Ganey evaluations patients complete. In the last quarter, compared to the previous quarter, the MSC has seen significant growth in one category and nearly achieved its goal in another.
August 19, 2016 Leaders of Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa have announced the center has received its third renewal as a comprehensive cancer center from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health.
August 8, 2016 The Department of Internal Medicine is pleased to announce that Kimberly S. Staffey, MD, has accepted the position of Vice Chair for Clinical Programs for the Department of Internal Medicine.
August 4, 2016 Dr. Steve Lentz and Dr. Firas Zahr shared a byline recently in an editorial published by the New England Journal of Medicine.
August 2, 2016 Dr. Hilary Mosher has been appointed Program Director of the Iowa City VA Quality Scholars (VAQS) Fellowship Program. The VAQS program consists of eight sites across the United States, with an affiliate site in Toronto, Canada.
Muscle wasting, or atrophy, is a serious condition that affects millions of Americans. Aging is the most common cause, but muscle atrophy also happens as a result of muscle disuse—after injury or spinal cord damage, for example—malnutrition, critical illness, or advanced chronic diseases like...
July 22, 2016 Dr. Margo Schilling has been named to the John McMaster Ristine M.D. Professorship in Geriatrics Education.
July 20, 2016 Drs. Michihiko Goto and Eli Perencevich have published new findings in the most recent issue of Clinical Infectious Disease that reveal the VA’s nationwide and successfully aggressive effort to decrease drug-resistant staph infections had the added benefit of dramatically reducing infection rates of even more difficult-to-fight bacteria.
July 7, 2016 Dr. Milena Gebska, Clinical Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, is assuming the role of Sub-Internship Course Director.
July 6, 2016 Dr. François Abboud has received a 5-year renewal of the T-32 grant that has funded the Cardiovascular Institutional Research Fellowship, a postdoctoral program providing mentorship, guidance, and support to physicians and basic scientists in cardiovascular medicine.