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Friday, June 23, 2017

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Hospital Parking Ramp 1 closes at 6 p.m. today

Hospital Parking Ramp 1 will be closed from 6 p.m. today to 3 a.m. Monday, June 26, for maintenance. Beginning at 4 p.m. today, vehicles will not be permitted to enter the parking ramp. Vehicles not removed from the parking ramp by 6 p.m. today will be towed. Questions? Contact UI Parking and Transportation at or call 335-1475.

News: In The Loop

What if UI Hospitals and Clinics looked like this?

When Jim Olson in Radiology found an architectural rendering in the trash in Boyd Tower, he thought it was too good to toss. So he hung it in his office without knowing much about it, except for a date in the corner: October 1966.

Get those bug bites checked

Ticks can carry lyme disease, which has been on the rise in Iowa in recent years. Get tested for an infection if you experience chills, fever, headache, muscle pain, stiff neck, or a rash. UI Health Care experts recommend when to see a doctor for bug bites.

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.

  • Take time on a summer Sunday to enjoy music with a view. Join cellist Zoraida Oyola Rebaza from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Sunday, June 25, in the Meditation Room (Level 12) of UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital. Questions? Contact Noelle Andrew, associate director of Spiritual and Interpreting Services, at 356-0470.
  • Visit Kaleidoscope Gift Shop and Safety Store (Level 1, UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital) from Monday, June 26, to Monday, July 3, for the Stars, Stripes, and Seats event to receive a 10 percent discount on all Britax car seat orders. Learn firework safety tips, and receive a free giveaway. Questions? Call 356-3543.
  • The Stead Family Department of Pediatrics will present a Frontiers in Pediatric Research seminar at noon Monday, June 26, in the East Room (Elevator F, Level 8). David Gutmann, MD, PhD, director of the Neurofibromatosis Center at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, will present “Neurofibromatosis-1 as an Informative Platform for Precision Medicine.” Questions? Email


  • Wild Rose Gifts (Elevator E, Level 1) will be closed tomorrow and Sunday to install a new slip-resistant floor. Normal hours will resume on Monday, June 26. Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Research volunteers invited

Find more research studies at

  • Latinos age 18 or older who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender are invited to participate in a study examining the roles family religiosity, acculturation, gender, navigation of identities, mental distress, and acceptance play in the lives of LGBT Latino individuals. The study takes 30 to 40 minutes to complete, along with filling out a short online survey and a phone interview about LGBT Latinos. If you’re interested in participating, please visit Questions? Contact

Outside UI Health Care

UI putting nearly $5 million toward faculty pay raises

UI President Bruce Harreld yesterday said his administration is allocating $4.9 million toward the new budget year goal of raising faculty salaries to nearer the median of their peers at other institutions, The Gazette reports. The unit slated to receive the biggest portion—$501,536—is the UI Henry B. Tippie College of Business, followed by $290,721 to the College of Pharmacy, and $216,373 to the College of Engineering.

Grassley, Ernst signal receptiveness to health bill, but aren’t firm ‘yes’ votes yet

Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst, both Republicans, said they would withhold judgment on the health reform bill until they’ve studied the document, the Iowa City Press-Citizen reports. Supporters contend it would make health coverage more affordable, but critics say it would cost tens of millions of Americans their insurance.

Iowa City group works to decrease health disparities in low-income neighborhoods

In 2016, Iowa City received a $60,000 Invest Health grant in order to explore ways to reduce disparities in asthma, depression, and behavioral health in children and adults living in low-income households, Little Village Magazine reports. The Invest Health team members will hold the first community meeting tomorrow at 6 p.m. during the Juneteenth Celebration in Mercer Park, to ask the public what types of health and wellness programs they would like implemented or expanded.

FBI: Search for missing University of Illinois student national priorty

Yingying Zhang was last seen on a surveillance video getting into a black Saturn Astra in Urbana, Illinois, on the afternoon of June 9, The Chicago Tribune reports. Police have labeled the case a kidnapping but haven’t ruled out other scenarios.

Man accused of making millions of robocalls faces biggest-ever FCC fine

The Federal Communications Commission has proposed a $120 million fine for a Miami resident single-handedly responsible for almost 97 million robocalls over a three-month period in 2016, to landlines, cellphones, and emergency medical paging services, NPR reports.

Peter Jok undrafted, signs with New Orleans Pelicans for NBA Summer League

Iowa guard Peter Jok went undrafted in the 2017 NBA draft last night but still has a shot at a roster spot via the New Orleans Pelicans who invited him to play with the Summer League squad in Las Vegas, The Gazette reports.

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