Internal Medicine

Karissa Pinkerman Joins Immunology Division Staff

Pinkerman, Karissa

Karissa Pinkerman, MBA, PHR, has begun work in the department as the administrator for the Division of Immunology and for the Medicine Specialty Clinics (MSC). She will work closely with and advise the division director and MSC director in all matters related to finance and management.

Karissa received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing (emphasis in accounting) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, followed by a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. In 2012, she received certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR). She has worked with Verdis Group, a strategic planning firm that advises businesses and academic centers on issues of environmental sustainability. Her career at the University of Iowa began in the Department Microbiology and the Center for Immunology, followed by the Department of Orthopaedics where she served as the department’s human resources representative. Karissa is a mentor for the UI Critical Mentoring and Student Support program and has participated as a UI Conversation Partner.