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Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019

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News: In The Loop

Experimental treatment for childhood eye disease shows promising results

The first phase of a new treatment designed to improve the sight of those with a rare inherited childhood eye disease has shown promising results, UI researchers say.

Update on the Revenue Cycle and Enhancement Project (RCEP): Denials Management Unit

As noted in previous updates, the Denials Prevention Task Force initiative team is working to improve the accuracy and timeliness of billing for our patients. As successful as the solutions are for preventing denials, the reality is that there will still be denials and a need to manage them efficiently.

Iowa Perinatal Health Research Collaborative works to improve maternal and infant care

UI Health Care physicians are part of a new research team working to improve the care of mothers and premature babies in the weeks, months, and years following birth. See what the Iowa Perinatal Health Research Collaborative discovered in its first study about new moms and opioid misuse.

UI selects inaugural recipients of annual Provost Investment Fund

More competitive grants, AI-supported research, and Twice-Exceptional Talent Development are among initiatives selected for funding at the Carver College of Medicine. Congrats to our faculty supporting these projects: Ted Abel, PhD, Jake Michaelson, PhD, Tomas Nickl-Jockschat, MD, and Lane Strathearn, MBBS, FRACP, PhD.


  • Regents Award for Faculty Excellence honors faculty members for work representing a significant contribution to excellence in public education. Please submit your nominations to by March 8.
  • Did you know UI Health Care served over 906,000 people through Community Benefit programs and activities in FY17? Learn more about community benefit on The Point.
  • The Institute for Clinical and Translational Science is sponsoring a new K Club. This club will provide support to junior faculty who aspire to become future K Scholars.

Research volunteers invited

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  • The College of Pharmacy Dermatology Lab seeks volunteers ages 18 to 50 who identify as American/Black to participate in a study on skin repair. Compensation. Complete this survey to begin participation:


Outside UI Health Care

UI physicists receive $1M grant from NASA

UI physicists will spend three years designing and constructing an instrument to measure magnetic fields area around Earth through a grant from NASA, The Daily Iowan reports.

Cedar Rapids will start using its speed cameras on I-380 ‘soon’

Cedar Rapids will start using its speed cameras on I-380 to issue tickets again “soon,” Mayor Brad Hart announced yesterday, Little Village reports.

Cedar Rapids fire officials warning of thin ice

The Cedar Rapids Fire Department says with temperatures hovering around the freezing mark the next few days and with rain in the forecast, rivers could start breaking up, KCRG reports.

Breakdancing proposed as new Olympic sport for Paris 2024

It’s one of four sports suggested for inclusion in the Games—alongside surfing, climbing, and skateboarding, CNN reports.

Nike shares slip after college basketball star’s sneaker rips

Emerging basketball star Zion Williamson’s shoe split in half 33 seconds into a hotly anticipated game between Duke and North Carolina, Reuters reports.

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