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Friday, April 20, 2018

We are caring for 739 inpatients and have 2,971 outpatient visits today.

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Inaugural Andreasen Series Lecture, April 24

Harvard neuroscientist and MacArthur Fellow Beth Stevens, PhD, will present the inaugural Nancy C. Andreasen Lecture from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 24, Prem Sahai Auditorium (1110A MERF), and will participate in a panel discussion about the science and societal impact of autism.

March hand hygiene trophies to 7JCP, child life, 3JPP, and social work

The top hand hygiene performers for the month of March were:

  • Best performing unit: 7JCP Dialysis (98 percent)
  • Best performing job category: Child life (100 percent)
  • Most improved unit: 3JPP (9 percent increase)
  • Most improved job category: Social work (100 percent increase)

National Volunteer Week: Meet Anastasia Surguladze

Anastasia Surguladze’s time as a volunteer helped her discover her passion for pediatric medicine and inspired her aspirations to become a pediatrician.

Bariatric surgery recognized as Blue Distinction Center+

UI Hospitals and Clinics has received a Blue Distinction Center+ designation by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield for bariatric surgery. Health care facilities receive the designation for delivering quality care resulting in better overall outcomes for bariatric patients.


Today's tidbit

The NIH Physical Wellness Toolkit gives tips on physical health habits to decrease stress, lower disease risk, and increase energy.

Research volunteers invited

Find more research studies at

  • Subjects ages 18 to 50 are invited to a study on microneedle skin repair in people of different races/ethnicity. There will be seven visits over one to two weeks. Compensation. Contact 319-678-8089 or

Outside UI Health Care

Two Iowans made Time’s 100 most influential people list

Iowa-born astronaut Peggy Whitson and comedian Kumail Nanjiani, a Grinnell College graduate, were both named to Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people list, Time reports.

Linn-Mar students join National School Walkout

Linn-Mar High School students will participate in the National School Walkout today, a nationwide event being held on the anniversary of the 1999 mass shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado, Little Village Magazine reports.

E.coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce spreads to 16 states

Chopped romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona, is the source of an E.coli outbreak that has sickened at least 53 people in 16 states, NPR reports.

Opioid prescriptions see largest annual drop in 25 years

The volume of prescription opioids dispensed by U.S. doctors dropped 12 percent last year, marking the largest annual decline in 25 years, Forbes reports.

Iowa spring game 2018

The Iowa football spring game will begin at 7 p.m. tonight at Kinnick Stadium, reports.

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