The culture and the hospitality of people here is really great. I remember someone knocked on our door when we first moved here and they had a cake to give us just for moving in! I have lived in other areas where if you get a knock on the door at night you call 911, but in Iowa, they bring cake.
Throughout my training at the University of Iowa I was impressed by the institution’s dedication to providing high quality health care. The vision to make a difference in the quality of life and health for generations in Iowa and around the world really resonates with me.
You know that phase that every little kid goes through around age four or five, where they want to be a doctor (usually a pediatrician) when they grow up? Well, I just never recovered from that phase.
It has been very exciting to continue our tradition of outstanding clinical care for children with epilepsy and other neurological disorders and to mentor and support young physician-scientists who are leading the way toward a better understanding of disease and toward new treatments.
Get to know what current PhD student Alex Rouault is accomplishing at the University of Iowa.
Ferhaan Ahmad, MD, PhD, associate professor of internal medicine, led the group that wrote the American Heart Association's recent recommendation to create clinical programs that take advantage of the latest genetic testing available to better understand how certain heart conditions are inherited and improve patient care.
Each year, the Graduate Medical Education program recognizes outstanding clinical coaching and excellence in interprofessional education and practice. Here are the 2019 honorees.
The UI Department of Radiation Oncology this month began using a just-approved radiation therapy device that combines state-of-the-art imaging and radiation targeting. Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is only the third center in the country offering this technology.
Education is a huge part of medicine and we’re always striving to make the educational process more efficient and better so that the residents are competent and confident surgeons when they finish the residency program.
How do you see your faculty role impacting medicine and/or science? I hope to promote the translation of bench discovery to bedside treatment of cancer patients.