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Katie Imborek awarded for being one of “Forty Under 40″

Katie Imborek, MD, is among 40 outstanding Iowa City-area leaders under the age of 40, as identified by The Corridor Business Journal.

Family Medicine Faculty recognized at the State of the College Address by Dean Schwinn

We are very proud to see the accomplishments of our faculty highlighted by the Dean of the CCOM at her State of the College Address.

Martin Fenton Award for Outstanding Medicine/Psychiatry Resident

Congratulations are in order! Jennifer Donovan has won the prestigious Martin Fenton Award for Outstanding Medicine/Psychiatry Resident from the Association of Medicine and Psychiatry. She will receiv...

Patients whose physicians recommend colonoscopy and those who follow through

Background: More than half of eligible individuals are not up-to-date with colon cancer screening.

Fecal immunochemical tests for colorectal cancer screening

New fecal occult blood tests have a higher sensitivity and specificity for detection of adenomas and cancer than guaiac-based tests.

Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Depression

Major depressive disorder in children and adolescents is a common condition that affects physical, emotional, and social development. Risk factors include a family history of depression, parental conf...

Costs and lengths of stay in general medical inpatients who are enrolled in hospice at the time of admission

Abstract not available.

Pharmacodynamic Response to Warfarin After Conversion of Atrial Fibrillation or Flutter to Sinus Rhythm. 

Purpose: The results of an evaluation of the impact of restoring sinus rhythm on warfarin sensitivity are reported.Methods: A retrospective review of the records of all patients (n = 46) with atrial f...

Patient and Physician Management of Self-monitoring of Blood Glucose: An Iowa Research Network Study.

Daly JM, Xu Y, Levy BT. Patient and physician management of self-monitoring of blood glucose: an Iowa Research Network study. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2012 May 1;6(3):718-20.

Patient and physician management of self-monitoring of blood glucose: An Iowa Research Network Study

Abstract not available.

Critical Care Nurses' Perspectives on Elder Abuse. 

AIMS: To explore through interviews of critical care nurses their perspectives on elder abuse to achieve a better understanding of the problems of reporting and generate ideas for improving the proces...

Critical care nurses’ perspectives on elder abuse

AIMS: To explore through interviews of critical care nurses their perspectives on elder abuse to achieve a better understanding of the problems of reporting and generate ideas for improving the proces...

Quality of colonoscopy services for physicians in the Iowa Research Network

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Primary care physicians initiate colorectal cencer (CRC) screening and manage health care issues that present from these procedures. Quality of colonoscopy services can be d...

A randomized colorectal cancer screening intervention trial in the Iowa Research Network (IRENE): study recruitment methods and baseline results

BACKGROUND: Only about half of eligible Americans are adherent with colorectal cancer (CRC) screening. Because patients generally access CRC screening via their primary care physicians, interventions ...

Diagnostic errors in primary care: lessons learned

BACKGROUND: Diagnostic errors occur more commonly than other kinds of errors, they are more likely to harm patients, and they are more likely to be preventable. Little is known about the presenting co...

Mailed fecal immunochemical tests plus educational materials to improve colon cancer screening rates in Iowa Research Network (IRENE) practices

INTRODUCTION: Only about half of all eligible Americans have been screened for colorectal cancer (CRC). The objective of this study was to test whether mailed educational materials and a fecal immunoc...

The Need for Office Systems to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening

Patients generally access colorectal cancer (CRC) screening through primary care physicians. National guidelines recommend CRC screening for adults beginning at age 50, yet one-third of Americans are ...

Implementation of a diabetes management program for patients in a rural primary care office

Abstract not available.

Recent Publications

Family Medicine's skilled faculty continues to publish top-tier research.

Research Awards

We have learned that the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has funded our Meta-network Learning and Research Center.  Meta-LARCs mission is to sustain a consortium of PBRNs dedicated to stren...

Awards Recognition

The Family Medicine Top Ten Awards recognize accredited medical schools for their exceptional role in advocating for the specialty of family medicine. Medical schools are recognized for their high per...