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Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019

We are caring for 755 inpatients and have 3,893 outpatient visits today.

High: 80 Low: 67 T-storms likely

High: 85 Low: 70 Chance T-storms

Broadcasts: Need to know

Five tips for choosing between UIChoice and UISelect

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, approved a new health plan, called UISelect, to be offered to benefit eligible employees in addition to UIChoice. Look over tips, comparisons, and other resources to help you choose between the two health plans during Open Enrollment this fall.

News: In The Loop

Busch, Venmo match donations raised by ISU fan for children’s hospital; total tops $200K

Iowa State fan Carson King, 24, started out at Saturday’s Cy-Hawk game with a sign for beer money as a joke. Now he’s donating that money—totaling over $200,000 with matches from Busch Light and Venmo—to UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

Ted Abel named chair and DEO, Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology

Ted Abel, PhD, has been named chair and departmental executive officer (DEO) of the Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology. He is recognized for his work on the molecular mechanisms of memory storage and the molecular basis of neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders, including autism.

Cancer research seed grants awarded

These awards are made to junior faculty members and independent research scientists to initiate their careers in cancer research and to provide them with funds to explore new ideas related to the cause, prevention, and treatment of cancer.

Deal could expand UI dialysis services*

UI Health Care is closer to enacting big changes to its 44-year-old dialysis program that would include partnering with a company to run and expand the treatment services, The Gazette reports.

Events: Join us

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Research volunteers invited

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  • Parents and their infants under 6 months are invited to a research study at the UI Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Compensation. Contact Sleep Development Lab: 319-400-8540 or

Outside UI Health Care

Meet Iowa’s 2019–20 shared governance leaders

New UI shared governance leaders discuss their ideas for the coming academic year, Iowa Now reports.

Designing a safe, artful bus stop for Iowa schoolchildren

Students in Plymouth, Iowa, will soon be warmer, drier, and safer while waiting for their buses thanks to a grant through the Iowa Arts Council and a partnership with the UI, Iowa Now reports.

Our long 3-year wait is over: The Washington Monument reopens

America’s best-known obelisk reopens to the public today after more than three years of construction on a new security facility and renovations to its elevator system, NPR reports.

Microsoft president seeks end to US tech ban

Microsoft’s president has called on the U.S. to end a ban on it supplying Huawei with Windows software for the Chinese company’s computers, BBC reports.

ESPN extends rights with Special Olympics

The Walt Disney Company and ESPN have built a nearly 35-year relationship with Special Olympics, working to end discrimination against people with intellectual disabilities, ESPN reports.

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