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Thursday, May 23, 2019

We are caring for 739 inpatients and have 4,115 outpatient visits today.

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Broadcasts: Need to know

Candidates for Microbiology and Immunology chair

Save the dates and join us for the upcoming seminars highlighting the Carver College of Medicine Department of Microbiology and Immunology chair candidates.

The first seminar will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 31, in 1289 CBRB, Kelch Conference Room, with four additional dates to follow.

News: In The Loop

Holden is one of three U.S. centers offering the latest radiation therapy technology

UI Hospitals & Clinics is one of only three U.S. cancer centers offering MR-linac, a newly approved radiation therapy technology that targets soft-tissue tumors with unprecedented accuracy, radiating cancerous cells while sparing more of the surrounding normal tissue.

Karandikar renews grant to promote South Asian performing arts in Iowa

Nitin Karandikar, MD, PhD, was recently awarded his second grant award from Humanities Iowa for his work building the Iowa Corridor Sangeet program, which strives to bring South Asian performing arts to Eastern Iowa.

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.


  • The Patients’ Library and the Medical Museums (Elevator F, Level 8) are open from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 25. The Janice and Bruce Ellig Children’s Library, Medical Museums, and Patients’ Library will be closed on Sunday, May 26, to Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day. Normal hours resume Tuesday, May 28.

Research volunteers invited

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  • Adults age 50 and older are invited to sign up for the Seniors Together in Aging Research (STAR) Registry, a voluntary registry that connects individuals interested in participating in research studies. Participation is voluntary. Compensation for some studies. Questions? Call 319-335-7569, email, or visit

Outside UI Health Care

Progress being made on Xtream Arena in Coralville

The new Xtream Arena is starting to take shape around the Iowa River Landing. Work on the arena started last week, and it’s expected to open August 2020, CBS 2 reports.

Tornado hits Missouri capital as deadly storms sweep state

A tornado tore apart buildings in Missouri’s capital city as severe weather swept across the state overnight, killing at least three people and injuring nearly two dozen others, The Associated Press reports.

India election results 2019: Narendra Modi secures landslide win

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi won another five-year term after winning a landslide general election, BBC reports.

Want better surgical results? Get patients to step up

Doctors aren’t the only ones who should train for surgery, AAMCNews reports. Hospitals boost results by getting patients prepped with exercise, nutrition, and more.

Amid rough patch, Cubs shake up their bullpen

The Cubs bullpen has been under the microscope recently as they hit another rough patch, NBC Sports reports.

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