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Dr. Scott A. Vogelgesang selected for advancement to Mastership, 2021

(May 2021) Dr. Vogelgesang was officially recognized with ACP Mastership during the 2021 Internal Medicine Meeting. Masterships are awarded because of “personal character, positions of honor, contributions towards furthering the purposes of the ACP, eminence in practice or in medical research, or other attainments in science or in the art of medicine." Dr. Vogelgesang is a Clinical Professor in Rheumatology at the University of Iowa. He is the Chair of the UI Hospitals & Clinics Graduate Medical Education Committee, the Director for Continuous Accreditation Initiatives, and Director of the Division of Immunology-Rheumatology and Allergy. He served as Governor of the ACP Iowa Chapter from 2015 to 2019.


Martha Carvour, MD, PhD wins for Virtual Presentation - 2021 National Abstract Competition

(May 2021) Dr. Carvour received an award in the Early Career Physician virtual presentation category for her presentation, "Optimizing Communication in Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy Amid the COVID Pandemic (Communication, Hospital Medicine)." Dr. Carvour is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases at University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and a researcher at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Research Center.


Dr. Donald Brown and Dr. Christine Sinsky selected for advancement to Mastership, 2020

(May 2020) While the Annual Meeting of the ACP in Los Angeles was canceled due to COVID-19, we wanted to acknowledge Dr. Donald Brown and Dr. Christine Sinsky who advanced to Mastership in 2020. Masterships are awarded because of “personal character, positions of honor, contributions towards furthering the purposes of the ACP, eminence in practice or in medical research, or other attainments in science or in the art of medicine."

Donald Brown, MD, MACP – Dr. Brown has been at the University of Iowa in the Cardiovascular Division for nearly his entire career. He is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, has received numerous awards and accolades for his teaching, and has taught countless medical students and residents the art of cardiovascular diagnosis and the interpretation of electrocardiograms, in addition to the subtleties of the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease, to generations of residents and fellows.

Christine Sinsky, MD, MACP – Dr. Sinsky is a general internist who joined Medical Associates in Dubuque, Iowa, following her residency training, where she practiced for over twenty years. Dr. Sinsky has translated her extraordinary abilities from the bedside to a national stage, and has become one of the leading and most important voices on the subject of burnout and well-being in our profession. Currently the Chair of the ABIM Foundation, she is also the Vice President of Professional Satisfaction at the American Medical Association.


ITE-IM High-Scoring Residents receive awards

(January 2020) Every year our Chapter recognizes the second year resident in every internal medicine program in the state of Iowa who achieves the highest score on the annual ITE-IM. The ITE-IM is administered annually in the late summer, and internal medicine residents from all four of our programs spend an entire day testing their knowledge in a highly structured format. Residents and programs eventually receive detailed reports that include their individual and program strengths and weaknesses. It is a low stakes exam in the sense that it may not be used for purposes of promotion or graduation, it is, nonetheless, an enormously helpful tool to both individual residents and program directors.

The second year resident who achieves the highest score in a program also receives $500 in vouchers from ACP to be used to purchase educational materials. In the event of a tie, which happens on occasion, the award is shared equally.

Here are the winners from each program:

  • Allie Ladd, MD, Mercy One, Des Moines
  • Katharine Lasley, DO, Mercy One, Mason City
  • Molly Ropte, DO, University of Iowa-Des Moines (tie)
  • Lizzie Wendl, MD University of Iowa-Des Moines (tie)
  • Craig Rosenstengle, MD, University of Iowa

If you have any current news to share about yourself or a colleague that we can celebrate, please e-mail it to Jana Mishler.