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Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018

We are caring for 737 inpatients and have 3,991 outpatient visits today.

High: 82 Low: 70 Rain likely

High: 89 Low: 64 Mostly sunny

Broadcasts: Need to know

Watch the Magnet re-designation announcement today

Today’s the day! We’re expecting a call at 11:45 a.m. today to learn if UI Hospitals & Clinics will be re-designated as a Magnet Award hospital. Watch it live at or join our nursing staff in the Gerdin Family Lobby at UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital. Read Noon News tomorrow for a video and photos of the event.

DeGowin blood drive, Fountain Lobby

Donate blood at the DeGowin blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow in the Fountain Lobby (Elevator C, Level 1). The UI DeGowin Blood Center is in specific need of O-negative blood donorsAppointments encouraged; walk-ins welcome. Sign up: or 319-356-2058.

News: In The Loop

Deeded Body memorial service set for Friday, Sept. 21

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology in the Carver College of Medicine will hold its annual memorial service for the Deeded Body Program at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Oakland Cemetery, 1000 Brown St., in Iowa City.

Women in Medicine Month: Nancy Andreasen, MD, PhD

The UI is home to neuroscience rock star Nancy Andreasen, MD, PhD, who has pioneered neuroimaging and neuroscience research. She was the first woman to receive the American Psychiatric Association’s highest award for research, and in 2000 received the National Medal of Science at the White House.

Expert of the day: Leonel Vasquez, MD

Leonel Vasquez, MD, from the Department of Radiology’s Breast Division, appeared on KCRG this week to discuss breast cancer and screenings.

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.


  • The heart and vascular outpatient clinics on our main campus and at UI Health Care–Iowa River Landing allow new patients to be seen within 48 hours by our cardiac specialists. For an appointment, call 319-356-7102.

Research volunteers invited

Find more research studies at

  • Seven- to 10-year-old children are invited to participate in a study to investigate how children learn to solve math problems. Email Andy at for details.

Outside UI Health Care

Twin UI sophomores double as YouTube celebrities

Megan and Ciera Stitz are students at the UI and maintain a successful YouTube channel about gymnastics and cheerleading, The Daily Iowan reports.

City Council enacts climate-action plan

The Iowa City Council has approved the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan and appointed a committee of community members to work toward reducing greenhouse gases, The Daily Iowan reports.

Iowa City plans to install permanent storm pumps

Iowa City is considering installing automated pumps in the sewers at Normandy and Stevens Drives to prevent future flooding from closing those streets, CBS 2 reports.

Champion ISU golfer stabbed to death on golf course in Ames

A man with a criminal background was charged with murder just hours after a former Iowa State University champion golfer turned up dead in a pond on a golf course in Ames, ABC News reports.

Strawberry needle scare: Australia PM vows crackdown on ‘cowards’

After more than 100 reports of Australians finding needles in fruit, a young person has been arrested after admitting to committing the “copycat prank,” BBC News reports.

Blackhawks open the preseason at Columbus as work to get back to the playoffs continues

The games have begun, but some of the players will not see major playing time until October, WGN reports.

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