International Childhood Cancer Day 2018: A Message From Luisella Magnani

I received a message from Professor Luisella Magnani yesterday about her contribution (CANCER DAY ) to International Childhood Cancer Day, which is today. I was reminded of what I see occasionally on Code Greens in the hospital–children suffering from delirium, which is sometimes a complication of childhood cancer. Code Green events in our general hospital are […]

“If You Don’t Stand for Something…”

Did you see the latest episode of X-Files season 11 on Wednesday this week? Were you puzzled about the quote that Fox Mulder attributed to Malcolm X? Two reviewers of the episode seemed to accept it at face value. The quote “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything” probably didn’t originate with […]


This is a just a short post about my gratitude. It is prompted by a couple of messages I received last week. One of them was from Dr. Luisella Magnani, letting me know about the International Guide “Are you worried about your child?” She was one of the participants who put the guide together. It’s […]

Life After Residency

The residents have been holding panel discussions on a variety of issues. An upcoming meeting will focus on life after residency. The panels are composed of visitors invited to provide interesting and helpful perspectives. I have high esteem for the trainees as well as faith in their creativity, practicality, and tenacity. They’re also tech-savvy. They […]

Thoughts for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

I’m sitting here still getting used to phased retirement. It’s a bit awkward, especially now that the Martin Luther King Jr Day is coming up here at The University of Iowa on Monday, January 15, 2018. That’s because part of the theme, which comes from a MLK quote is “Where do we go from here?” […]