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Friday, Sept. 20, 2019

We are caring for 748 inpatients and have 3,529 outpatient visits today.

High: 87 Low: 69 Mostly sunny

High: 78 Low: 64 T-storms likely

Broadcasts: Need to know

Parking Ramp 2 closure for maintenance this weekend

Parking Ramp 2 will be closed again for maintenance from 6 p.m. today until 3 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23. Vehicles will not be permitted to enter the ramp after 4 p.m. today. Vehicles not removed by 6 p.m. will be relocated. Questions? Contact UI Parking and Transportation at or call 319-335-1475.

News: In The Loop

Neonatologist cares for two generations of NICU babies

Twenty-five years ago, Kyle Nelson was cared for by Edward Bell, MD, in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. In 2014, Nelson helped build UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital. And this August, he was reunited with Bell when his newborn son needed emergency care.

CCOM students swarm Cretzmeyer Track for 2nd annual Carver Black and Gold Mile Run

With hopes of winning scholarship money, more than 200 Carver College of Medicine students showed up at the Francis X. Cretzmeyer Track last weekend for the second annual Carver Black and Gold Mile Run.

Carson King explains why he chose UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital

Carson King’s fundraising efforts for UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital, counting matches by Busch and Venmo, has topped $470,000. He made an appearance on Good Morning America this morning, and our patients and staff surprised him with a little video of our gratitude.

UI physicians expanding access to medication for opioid addiction*

To confront opioid addictions, about two years ago the UI Opioid Addiction Clinic started prescribing buprenorphine, the first approved medication to be dispensed by physicians to treat opioid dependency, the Iowa City Press-Citizen reports.

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  • The UI First-Generation Task Force established four 1stGen@Iowa Awards that recognize first-generation student achievements and support efforts of faculty. Nominate someone you know by Friday, Oct. 4.

Outside UI Health Care

UI provost announces new policy to increase faculty salary promotional raises

The UI will experience a change in policy regarding promotional raises of faculty salaries, The Daily Iowan reports

Hundreds of cars abandoned in Houston after drivers couldn’t get through floodwaters

Flooding in Houston yesterday made highways and other roads impassable as hundreds of cars were left abandoned, CNN reports.

Striking students tell world leaders ‘do your jobs’ on climate

Hundreds of thousands of protesters from across the globe took to the streets to demand action from world leaders on environmental change ahead of a U.N. climate summit, Reuters reports.

How to navigate new privacy features in Apple iPhone update

Tech giant Apple provides tips on how to navigate its new iPhone update, iOS 13, The Associated Press reports.

One way the Dodgers are better built for October than the Astros—and everyone else

The LA Dodgers are the best fastball-hitting team in baseball and, in the postseason, that may be the deciding factor on who wins the World Series, ESPN reports.

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