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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

We are caring for 667 inpatients today.

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Broadcasts: Need to know

Welcome to the new Noon News!

This new email will cut down on the number of emails you receive by putting all your non-emergency broadcast messages—including events, announcements, and soon even Help Desk and Epic messages—in a single place. They’re set up for a quick view, so you can immediately link to the stories that are relevant or interesting to you. A paper version of Noon News will still be available.

News: In The Loop

Program specializes in treating adolescents and young adults with cancer

Margaret and Fran McCaffery, the Iowa men’s basketball coach, had found out their teenage son, Patrick, had a cancerous mass on his thyroid. He’s now cancer-free, and the family is helping raise awareness of how cancer affects individuals age 13 to 31. On Saturday, April 29, the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program will hold a free symposium.

This is National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

Did you know that laboratory test results comprise about 70 percent of a patient’s medical record? Or that 5 million laboratory tests are performed at UI Hospitals and Clinics each year? Take a moment to thank our outstanding medical laboratory professionals.

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.

  • Wild Rose Gifts is sponsoring a jewelry sale until 5 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow in the Fountain Entrance Lobby (Elevator C, Level 1).
  • The Janice and Bruce Ellig Children’s Library (UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital, Level 1), will host a special story hour from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. tomorrow. The story hour will host a guest reader, and a craft activity will follow.
  • The Stead Family Department of Pediatrics will present a Frontiers in Pediatric Research seminar at noon Monday, May 1, in the East Room (Elevator F, Level 8). Steven McElroy, MD, will present “The Role of the Paneth Cell in the Defense and Homeostasis of the Developing Small Intestinal Tract.”
  • Attend “Face Perception: A Window into Visual Object Representation,” by Doris Tsao, PhD, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 1, in the Prem Sahai Auditorium, 1110 MERF.


  • Don’t forget that today is Administrative Professionals Day. It’s a great opportunity to let the administrative professionals in your office, clinic, or unit know that their efforts are appreciated.
  • Our volunteers at UI Hospitals and Clinics donated over 110,000 hours of service during fiscal year 2016. Thank our volunteers by signing “Thank-You Card” posters today found throughout the hospital.
  • During Occupational Therapy month, take the OT Challenge—a quiz to test your knowledge of 10 amazing things about occupational therapy—or color a special doodle found on The Loop.

Research volunteers invited

Find more research studies at

  • Children age 7 to 9 who are monolingual English speakers and have experienced language delays are invited to participate in a research study focused on grammar learning. The study requires two to four visits of about 45 to 90 minutes each. Scheduling is at your convenience; compensation provided. Questions? Contact or 335-8113.

Outside UI Health Care

Former Oprah Winfrey executive producer and UI alumna to visit campus

Sheri Salata, UI alumna and former executive producer of “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” the highest-rated talk show in TV history, will be on the University of Iowa campus for a “Life with Phil” talk at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow in C20 of the Pomerantz Center, Iowa Now reports.

Terry Donahue elected North Liberty mayor; Sarah Madsen to city council

In a special election yesterday that drew more than 1,000 voters, Terry Donahue retained his position as North Liberty’s mayor and Sarah Madsen topped the race for an open city council seat, according to The Gazette.

US military begins installation of missile defenses in South Korea

In a surprise move, the U.S. military overnight transferred key parts of a controversial anti-missile defense system into operational position, drawing angry reaction from residents near the site in Seongju, South Korea, ABC News reports.

The Pope delivers a surprise TED talk

In last night’s TED international conference, Pope Francis delivered a plainspoken sermon on the importance of interconnection and tenderness, CNN reports. Essentially, he told the academics and innovators, scientists and techies, there is no “you,” without an “us.”

Hope for preemies as artificial womb helps tiny lambs grow

Researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies—and remarkable animal testing with lambs suggests the first-of-its-kind watery incubation so closely mimics mom that it just might work, The Associated Press reports.

Clutch hitting, pitching lead Iowa in walk-off win

After allowing two runs in the first two innings, the Hawkeye pitching staff battled back with an impressive performance allowing just one more, while Drake Robison closed out the game with two hitless innings to go along with four strikeouts en route to a much-needed win, The Daily Iowan reports.

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