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Friday, Nov. 16, 2018

We are caring for 768 inpatients and have 3,189 outpatient visits today.

High: 41 Low: 31 Partly sunny

High: 34 Low: 20 Chance snow

Broadcasts: Need to know

Level 2 corridor closure near Elevator F

Level 2 of Colloton Pavilion will be closed between Elevators EE and F from 6 p.m. today to 6 p.m. tomorrow. Both elevators will remain open. Questions? Call Kelly Stevenson, Capital Management, at 319-353-7703.

News: In The Loop

Iowa’s family physicians train the next generation

The UI Carver College of Medicine’s Family Medicine Preceptorship provides an opportunity for all medical students to spend four weeks on-site with a family physician practicing in Iowa. Learn more with Lonny Miller, MD, preceptor; Cameron Jones, fourth-year medical student; and Erin Renfrew, fourth-year medical student.

Meet Kid Captain Livia Jackson 

Livia Jackson, 11, of Glenwood, Iowa, is our Kid Captain for tomorrow’s game against Illinois. Livia has cyclic vomiting syndrome, a condition marked by frequent episodes of severe nausea and vomiting that can last from an hour to a week.

Getting there from here, a novel recipe, and future projects

The Short Coat Podcast crew confront pictures of their younger selves and offer themselves the advice they should have gotten at the start of their med school journeys. And a listener asks for the best options to progress from his current work as an EMT-B/paramedic to medical school.

Iowa Neuroscience Institute awards Accelerator Grants

Three teams of researchers have won Accelerator Grants from the Iowa Neuroscience Institute:

  • John Freeman, PhD, and Krystal Parker, PhD: Cognitive functions of the posterior cerebellum
  • Amy Lee, PhD, and Kumar Narayanan, MD, PhD: Synapse remodeling in Parkinson’s disease
  • Jatin G. Vaidya, PhD, and Emine O. Bayman, PhD: Personalized neuromodulation for treating post-surgical pain

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.


  • Do you know an individual or group that has made conscious decisions to practice culturally responsive health care? Nominate them for the Culturally Responsive Health Care Award by Wednesday, Nov. 28.
  • A Massage Oasis offers $20 gift cards, good for a 15-minute chair massage at either UI Hospitals & Clinics location. They can be purchased at either location and are available throughout the year.
  • Kudos to the units and job roles that reached 100 percent hand hygiene last week: 2JCP, 3BT, 3JPP, 6JPP, 6JCP, 6RCP, 7JCP, 7RCS, 8JCP, Level 11 of UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital, SNICU, chaplain, dietary, medical assistant, nursing student, nursing unit clerk, PA/ARNP/midwife, resident, respiratory therapy, social work, and volunteer.

Research volunteers invited

Find more research studies at

  • Non-smoking, overweight adults with high or borderline high blood pressure are invited to participate in a study investigating effects of blood pressure drugs on vascular and nerve function. Contact 319-467-0343 or

Outside UI Health Care

Students likely to see 3 percent tuition hikes for five years, regents decide

Students attending the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa will likely see tuition increases of about 3 percent each year for five years, depending on state funding levels, The Daily Iowan reports.

Snowstorm slams eastern US, killing 8 and knocking out power

A strong winter storm moving over the eastern half of the country has claimed at least eight lives and knocked out power for tens of thousands of people, CNN reports.

FDA seeks ban on menthol cigarettes to fight teen smoking

The Food and Drug Administration announced that it will seek a ban on the sale of menthol-flavored cigarettes, as well as restrict the sale of flavored electronic cigarettes, NPR reports.

The benefits of taking out loans for college

Researchers are studying the impact that packaging student loans has on student borrowing and school performance, NPR reports.

Labor pains: The OB-GYN shortage

Half of U.S. counties lack a single OB-GYN, and some women’s lives are endangered by long treks for much-needed care, AAMCNews reports. Learn what leaders in academic medicine are doing to recruit and retain this vital workforce—and protect patients’ health.

Bohannon’s ‘Miss for Chris’ to be honored tomorrow

Jordan Bohannon, a UI men’s basketball point guard, will be honored at the 2018 Musial Awards in St. Louis tomorrow for something he rarely does: miss a free throw, Hawkeye Sports reports.

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