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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

We are caring for 746 inpatients and have 4,131 outpatient visits today.

High: 84 Low: 64 Sunny

High: 84 Low: 69 Mostly sunny

Broadcasts: Need to know

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News: In The Loop

Neuroscience grad student earns prestigious fellowship award

Alexandra Petrucci, a UI neuroscience graduate student, has received a predoctoral research fellowship award from the American Epilepsy Society.

UI Hospitals & Clinics physicians encouraging screening for anal cancer

KCRG-TV9 recently featured the Anal Dysplasia Clinic run by Nicole Nisly, MD, and Judith Assouline-Dayan, MD, at UI Health Care–Iowa River Landing. It is the only anal cancer screening facility in the state and one of two in the Midwest.

Events: Join us

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  • Use the Blind Spots Reporting System to report any staff or faculty concerns or issues that need to be directed to hospital leadership (not for patient information). Find the link on The Point, Incident Reporting page. Download a new flyer to post in your work areas.
  • Safetygram: Oxygen cylinder storage and securement. Reminder to always: secure cylinders in a rack, cart, or other enclosure to protect them; turn the flow meter “OFF” when done; and take any unattended cylinder to the nearest unit, clinic, or Main Information Desk. Units/clinics should contact Processed Stores (319-356-1784) to retrieve them.
  • Submit non-urgent work requests to Engineering Services, Environmental Services, and Guest Services through the 159 Support Services Center.
  • Remind patients and visitors about our Lost and Found at the Main Entrance Information Desk (Elevator E, Level 1), and remember to check for dentures, hearing aids, phone chargers, etc., as they leave. Call the Information Desk at 319-384-8591.

Research volunteers invited

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  • Women who have delivered a baby in the past three years are invited to participate in a study investigating preeclampsia and future hypertension. Compensation. More information at

Outside UI Health Care

Downtown Iowa City splashed with color, increase in public murals

With a recent increase in the number of public murals, paint has found a new canvas on the buildings of Iowa City, The Daily Iowan reports.

Amazon Prime Day will actually be two days this year

Amazon’s Prime Day will return for the fifth time next month, and this year the discount holiday will run for two entire days beginning at midnight on Monday, July 15, CNN reports.

Italy will host the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

The International Olympic Committee voted, and the 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics will be held in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, NPR reports.

Working to end gender harassment in medicine

Leaders in academic medicine tackled gender harassment during the 2019 Leadership Forum and concluded that eliminating gender harassment in academic medicine will require a multipronged approach, AAMCNews reports.

Team USA defeats Spain 2-1 in Women’s World Cup match; to face France in quarterfinals

The U.S. beat Spain in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, earning the right to advance to the quarterfinal round, CBS reports.

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