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Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017

We are caring for 697 inpatients and have 3,514 outpatient visits today.

High: 85 Low: 69 Afternoon storms

High: 80 Low: 60 Mostly cloudy

Broadcasts: Need to know

Install Haiku/Canto client version 5.0 for Epic 2017 compatibility

The minimum client version required to use Haiku and Canto for Epic 2017 is 5.0. Download and install Haiku/Canto client version 5.0 or later from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store to continue using the applications after the Epic upgrade on Saturday, Aug. 26. Until your mobile device is upgraded, you will not be able to log in to Haiku/Canto. Questions? Contact the Help Desk at 356-0001.

News: In The Loop

How to view the solar eclipse safely

Viewing the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, the wrong way could cause severe vision loss. Get some tips to safely view the eclipse from eye care experts at UI Hospitals and Clinics, including Alison Bozung, OD, and Karen Gehrs, MD.

iotaMotion raises $2 million to develop surgical robotics for cochlear implantation

iotaMotion Inc., a medical device startup spun out from the UI Department of Otolaryngology, has raised $2 million to fuel the development of novel robotic systems for cochlear implantation surgery, Yahoo Finance reports. The start-up is founded by Marlan Hansen, MD, and Christopher Kaufmann, MD.

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.

  • Tune in to 98.1 KHAK from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow and Friday, Aug. 18, as radio DJs Brain and Courtlin broadcast from UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital during their 20th annual radiothon to benefit UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital through Children’s Miracle Network. Stop by Nick’s Theater (Level 1) to say hello or drop off a donation. Call 800-456-2772 to pledge your support.
  • Deep fried Twinkies. Funnel cake. BBQ meatballs on a stick. It must be state fair day at the Melrose Dining Room (Elevator L, Level 5). Join us from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow for fair fare beyond compare.
  • Attend Addressing Rigor and Reproducibility at NIH: Does Your Grant Have to Change Radically, from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, in room 2189 of MERF. Questions? Email
  • Call for abstracts: “Educate. Collaborate. Innovate.” at the 5th annual UI Hospitals and Clinics Quality and Safety Symposium on Wednesday, Oct. 25, and Thursday, Oct. 26. Share your innovations in quality improvement and patient safety. Abstracts due Monday, Sept. 25.


  • It’s UI move-in week, and that means heavy traffic and delays. Patients should avoid Burlington Street, Grand Avenue, and Riverside Drive; Melrose Avenue and Hawkins Drive are better choices.
  • Attention Voalte users! As of Aug. 15, all support requests must go through the Help Desk. Call 6-0001, email, or use the new ESC portal to get the support you need.
  • The Department of Food and Nutrition Services is streamlining services: New hours for the Marketplace and the Café at UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital are coming Friday, Sept. 1.
  • The UI prides itself on being a community in which faculty/staff can build a career and a life. Visit the Work/Life Resources website at for more information on dual career employment. Dual Career Services are designed to provide assistance for partners/spouses of recently hired UI faculty and staff.

Research volunteers invited

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  • Adults age 50 and older are invited to sign up for the Seniors Together in Aging Research (STAR) Registry, a voluntary registry that connects individuals interested in participating in research studies with investigators. Participation in any study is voluntary. Compensation available for some studies. Questions? Call 319-335-7569, email, or visit

Outside UI Health Care

Sneaker expo coming to downtown Iowa City

Demetrius Perry, Mike Stenerson, and Simeon Talley are teaming up to host Kick-It, a sneaker expo in downtown Iowa City this Saturday, The Gazette reports. There are 11 vendors, and participants can bring in four pairs of shoes to sell or trade.

Man stabbed last night at Iowa State Fair

One person was injured in a stabbing at the Iowa State Fair last night around 10:25 p.m., WHO TV reports. A 21-year-old man was hurt and transported to a hospital, and officials have not named any possible suspects.

Nearly 300 bodies recovered from Sierra Leone mudslide

Rescuers in Africa have recovered 297 bodies following Monday’s deadly mudslide on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital, CNN reports. Around 600 people are still unaccounted for, and numbers are expected to rise as search and rescue efforts continue for a third day.

Delivering meaningful, not marginalized, care to the homeless

Homeless people often have conditions that are aggravated by sporadic care and the rigors of their living situations, from chronic diseases to acute ailments, mental illness, or substance addiction, AAMC News reports. Medical schools and teaching hospitals are working to provide the homeless with more and higher-quality medical care.

CDC: Antidepressant use up 65 percent over 15 years

Antidepressant use by Americans age 12 and older increased 65 percent between 1999 and 2014, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports. Nearly 13 percent of Americans reported taking antidepressants in 2014, a 7.7 percent increase from 1999.

Dodgers beat White Sox 6-1

The Los Angeles Dodgers hit 50 games over .500 for the first time since September 1953 with a 6-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox last night, ESPN reports.

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