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Yolanda Villalvazo Named Clinical Director for VA Hepatitis C ClinicYolanda Villalvazo has recently been named the Clinical Director for the VA Hepatitis C Clinic. The appointment coincides with the recent completion of her General Medicine Fellowship and VA Quality Scholars Program. Vicki Kijewski Named Faculty Teacher of the Year Vicki Kijewski was recently named “Faculty Teacher of the Year” by the Internal Medicine Residents.
Aparna Kamath and Joe Szot Receive Certificate of ExcellenceAparna Kamath and Joe Szot received the Certificate of Excellence form the Iowa City VA Health Care CenterEthan Kuperman Named Institutional ChampionEthan Kuperman was named the University of Iowa Institutional Champion at the 2015 Midwest Region Society of General Internal Medicine Meeting.Wendy Fiordellisi Receives François M. Abboud Internal Medicine Resident AwardWendy Fiordellisi was the recipient of the 2014-2015 François M. Abboud Internal Medicine Resident Award for her recent poster that was accepted to the Society of General Internal Medicine National Meeting. Wendy had the opportunity to present her work titled, “Improving Accuracy and Efficiency of the Medication Reconciliation Process at Internal Medicine Outpatient Appointments”, at this year’s national meeting in Toronto.Chakradhari Inampudi Accepted into MSCI ProgramChakradhari Inampudi has been accepted into the MS in Clinical Investigation Program. He will join colleagues Asad Ali, Jae Dong, Yassar Nabeel, Ahmed Selim, and Umang Swami in the program this fall.
Musab Hommos Receives Best-Poster Award at 3rd Annual QI SymposiumMusab Hommos was this year’s recipient of the Best-Poster Award at the 3rd Annual QI Symposium held April 15th-16th. Musab won this award for his poster, “A Novel Discharge Summary Evaluation Instrument”, which was in collaboration with Aparna Kamath, Clarence Kreiter, and Ethan Kuperman. Congratulations, Musab!
Kevin Glenn Named an IOWA Award WinnerKevin Glenn, MD was awarded the IOWA Award for his work with the Transitional Care Program Team in the restructuring and development of the transitional care model. This award is given to University of Iowa employees who have made a positive difference in the workplace. Congratulations Kevin!
Quality Improvement SymposiumPlease join us in congratulating Aparna Kamath and Krista Johnson for their work on another successful Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Symposium. Aparna served as the Course Director while Krista served as a Course Co-Director at this year’s symposium titled, “The Quest for Value”.Workshops at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine The Division of General Internal Medicine was well represented at this year’s Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine, held this past week in Toronto, with 7 faculty members participating in 3 separate workshops:
Umang Swami Accepted into MS in Clinical Investigation ProgramUmang Swami will join 4 of his peers (Asad Ali, Jae Dong, Yassar Nabeel, and Ahmed Selim) in the Clinical Investigation Program this fall. Please join us in congratulating Umang on his acceptance.Poster Presentations at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine Several division members presented posters at this year’s Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine:
Department of Internal Medicine Research Day AwardsMarin Schweizer received the Best Clinical/Translational Poster Award at the 2015 Department of Internal Medicine Research Day for her position on “A Multicenter Intervention to Reduce Surgical Site Infections among Patients Undergoing Cardiac Operations and Total Joint Arthroplasty (STOP SSI Study)”. Congratulations Marin! Hilary Mosher Receives VA Recognition for Work on Opioid UseThe VA Office of Research & Development recently highlighted Hilary Mosher’s JGIM article on opioid use. Please see the VA’s announcement as well as her recent article in JGIM. 5 Hospitalists Match for FellowshipSpecial congratulations to five of our current hospitalists for being accepted into fellowships. Please join us in wishing these individuals the best as they depart on June 30th for their training:
100 Great Iowa NursesPlease join us in congratulating Paula Forest, ARNP and Amy Leitch, ARNP for being named a 100 Great Iowa Nurse. The 100 Great Iowa Nurses award recognizes nurses for meaningful contributions to patients and colleagues. Paula and Amy join 6 other nurses from UIHC who received this honor. Congratulations to both on this extraordinary accomplishment!2015 Society of Hospital Medicine National MeetingAparna Kamath, MD and Alexis Wickersham, MD presented their poster, “Smartphones in the Improvement of Inter-professional Communication”, at this year’s Society of Hospital Medicine National Meeting in National Harbor, MD.2015 Society of General Internal Medicine National MeetingThe Division of General Internal Medicine will be well represented at this year’s SGIM National Meeting in Toronto.
Collegiate Teaching AwardJoe Szot, MD received the Collegiate Teaching Award from the Carver College of Medicine. The College of Medicine grants this award to faculty members who are exceptional teachers in their area of specialty. Please join us in congratulating Joe on his achievement. M3 Outpatient Clerkship DirectorKatie White, MD has been named the M3 Clerkship Director for the Department of Internal Medicine effective February 1, 2015. In addition to her new role, Dr. White will continue to providing patient care in our IRL Internal Medicine Clinic as well as the VA Continuity of Care Clinic. Congratulations to Katie on her new role!
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