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A new medical student group seeks to provide career development opportunities and a unifying space for medical students from underprivileged backgrounds.
UI Carver College of Medicine alumnus Rufus Kruse, MD, graduated in an accelerated program formed to meet the need for medical officers in World War II. He then practiced internal medicine in Marshalltown for 35 years, becoming an integral member of the community with a reputation for providing thoughtful patient care.
University of Iowa Health Care faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend an investiture ceremony honoring two Carver College of Medicine faculty at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, in the Prem Sahai Auditorium at the Medical Education and Research Facility.
Steve Varga, UI expert on RSV, breaks down what you need to know about the virus and recent progress in vaccine development.
“I didn’t feel particularly confident after walking out of the exam,” fourth-year University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine student Zach Skopec recounts after completing Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), an exam that could decide which residency training program...
Winners of the 2022 Carver College of Medicine Creative Writing Contest have been chosen and will be published in a fall 2022 anthology. The recipients were selected from two separate competitions: a poetry contest for students in the MD, PA (physician assistant), and PT (physical therapy) programs, and a poetry and short fiction contest for the college’s faculty, resident physicians, fellow physicians, and postdoctoral scholars.
Kalpaj Parekh, MBBS, has been named chair and departmental executive officer of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery with University of Iowa Health Care, following a national search.
Congratulations to all recipients of the Education Innovation and Scholarship Grants!
The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine would like to welcome the following fellows to the first THRIVE (Teaching, Health care, and Research Innovation through a Vibrant Environment) @ Carver program. This program was developed to help early-career faculty navigate the continual changes in academic medicine.
A plant-based diet rich in isoflavones alters the composition of the gut microbiome in a way that reduces inflammation and appears to provide some protection against multiple sclerosis-like disease in mice. The new findings from the University of Iowa lab of Ashutosh Mangalam, PhD, UI associate professor of pathology, were published recently in Gut Microbes.