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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

We are caring for 748 inpatients and have 3,895 outpatient visits today.

High: 45 Low: 28 Sunny

High: 51 Low: 32 Mostly sunny


  • From 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 24, the main corridor on Level 3 of Pappajohn Pavilion will be closed just north of elevator I. All elevators and stairwells will remain open. Detour signage will be posted. Email

News: In The Loop

Ward named associate chief nurse executive

Emily Ward, BSN, RN, MBA, CCRN-K, has been named associate chief nurse executive for UI Health Care. Working closely with Cindy Dawson, chief nurse executive, she has served as interim associate chief nursing officer since July 2016.

Stark named interim UIP chief operating officer 

John Stark, MBA, MS, has been named interim chief operating officer for University of Iowa Physicians (UIP), effective Monday, April 2.

Cardiology fellows room dedicated to Kerber

The late Richard E. Kerber, MD, mentored cardiology fellows for decades. To honor him, the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine remodeled and dedicated the fellows lounge in his memory.

Lee and Metsgar on CBS2 promoting Stop the Bleed course

In a preview to the upcoming Stop the Bleed course on Saturday, March 31, Kathleen Lee and Christopher Metsgar explain how to control wounds in situations where you could potentially save a life, CBS2 reports.

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Today's tidbit

The stimulus for the UI Hospitals and Clinics Medical Museum was the donation of a case of surgical instruments by Phoebe Wilcox of Newton, Iowa, in 1982.

Research volunteers invited

Find more research studies at

  • The Michaelson Lab is recruiting participants to take part in a genetic research study of autism, pediatric epilepsy, developmental delay, intellectual disability, and language impairment. Family members of affected individuals are also eligible. Contact Natalie Pottschmidt at, or visit

Outside UI Health Care

UI names new dean of College of Law

Kevin Washburn, Regents professor of law and former dean at the University of New Mexico School of Law, has been named the N. William Hines dean of the UI College of Law, Iowa Now reports.

Iowa House passes about $11 million in midyear cuts to UI, ISU

The House voted 59-41 to make about $11 million in midyear cuts to the fiscal 2018 budgets for the University of Iowa and Iowa State University, The Daily Iowan reports.

Austin bomber identified as Mark Anthony Conditt

Mark Anthony Conditt, a suspect in a wave of bombings that terrorized Austin, Texas, killed himself today with an explosion inside his car as authorities closed in, CNN reports.

Facebook, Cambridge Analytica sued in US by users over data harvesting

Facebook and Cambridge Analytica have been sued in the U.S. for obtaining information belonging to 50 million of the social media company’s users without permission, Reuters reports.

Tech companies are targeting heart disease

From apps that diagnose irregular heart rhythms to phone cases that claim to measure blood pressure, there has been a wave of technology promising to fight heart disease, The Verge reports.

Ellingson will transfer from Iowa basketball team

Brady Ellingson, a veteran shooting guard, announced yesterday he is transferring from the Iowa men’s basketball team, Hawk Central reports.

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