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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

We are caring for 771 inpatients and have 3,859 outpatient visits today.

High: 72 Low: 59 Showers likely

High: 76 Low: 63 Mostly sunny

Broadcasts: Need to know

DeGowin Blood Center in need of donors

The DeGowin Blood Center is looking for donors to come and save a life from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, June 20, in the Fountain Lobby (Elevator C, Level 1). Due to high usage, O negative and O positive blood donors are needed. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. To schedule a donation, visit or call 319-356-2058.

Parking Ramp 2 main entrance closed

The main entrance to Parking Ramp 2 will be closed at 9 a.m. tomorrow to allow required signage to be installed. The closure is anticipated to last about 30 minutes. Questions? Contact UI Parking and Transportation at or call 335-1475.

News: In The Loop

Spotlight on current and future research

Join the first of the quarterly short-talk seminars, hosted by Brooks Jackson, MD, MBA, from 4 to 5 p.m. tomorrow, in Kelch Conference Room (1289 CBRB). The event will feature presentations by four Carver College of Medicine investigators to share research ideas, discoveries, and a discussion of their current work and future plans for realizing their research aims.

Occupational Health moves to Coralville in 2020

By January 2020, all of our occupational health services will become fully integrated with UI Health Care.

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.


  • New notary service guidelines have been developed for UI Hospitals & Clinics, including forms that hospital notaries can and cannot notarize, procedures to follow for notary needs, and notary options for staff and faculty.
  • A Massage Oasis offers $20 gift cards, good for a 15-minute chair massage at UI Hospitals & Clinics.

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

Highway 1 south of Iowa City reopened after grain truck accident

Officials have reopened Iowa Highway 1 in rural Johnson County after an accident involving a grain truck, KCRG reports.

People gain new experiences with art at downtown Block Party

This year’s annual Block Party, scheduled for June 22, has been expanded to include all of Clinton Street, allowing for more activities and shows, The Daily Iowan reports.

California wildfires: Power company agrees to pay for damage

Pacific Gas & Electric Corp has agreed to pay $1 billion to local California authorities for wildfire damage blamed on the firm, BBC reports.

Starving polar bear wanders into Siberian city of Norilsk looking for food

An emaciated polar bear has been sighted in a Russian industrial city in Siberia, hundreds of miles south of its normal hunting grounds, CBS reports.

Humongous Horns: Texas longhorn from Alabama sets Guinness World Record

Six-year-old Poncho Via’s horns are more than twice the width of a concert grand piano, which set the Guinness World Record for possessing the longest set of horns on any other Texas longhorn ever, NPR reports.

Serena, Sharapova, Federer among top storylines on road to Wimbledon

The tournament begins July 1, but burning questions and storylines are already sprouting like Wimbledon’s rye grass, ESPN reports.

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