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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.
I was impressed by the opportunities here as a faculty member. Each faculty member in the Department of Orthopedics is allowed to pursue their passion—whether it is a focus on clinical care, resident education, or research activities. Being able to spend my time on activities that I enjoy and where I feel I can make the most impact allows me to be a more effective faculty member.
The biggest thing is my role as an educator and a mentor and it’s the thing that provides me the most joy. I try to teach students to have fun with their science. You have to love coming to work every day, and I try to emphasize that to my trainees and put them in a situation to succeed based on their individual strengths.
Barbara McAneny (77MD, 80R) is finishing a one-year term as president of the American Medical Association, a role that has kept her on the road for about 250 days, meeting with AMA members and others across the country.
Iowa’s Patrick Sinn, PhD, has helped shape the world’s understanding of how this serious disease spreads at the cellular level.
When I started exploring career opportunities here, there had been a period of growth in neurology/neuroscience. This has continued almost exponentially, especially with the development of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute.
When it came time to look for a more long-term position, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics was already on my list, and I was blown away by how much the Emergency Department had grown during my absence.
Get to know graduating medical student Sarah Floden and why the Carver College of Medicine was the right place for her to complete medical school.