Keeping you in The Loop
When Colton Egan needed a kidney transplant, his parents chose the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital Pediatric Kidney Transplantation Program because it “felt like home.”
In this We Are Iowa interview, Melanie Wellington, MD, PhD, associate hospital epidemiologist, discusses why we might be seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases among children, and how you can keep your kids safe and healthy.
Michael Welsh, MD, professor of pulmonary, critical care, and occupational medicine, received the 2020 Association of American Physicians George M. Kober Medal for his contributions to cystic fibrosis research and patient care.
- HCIS will perform scheduled network maintenance tonight at 8 p.m.
- The Professional Coding Division has created a physician pocket card as a quick reference for providers.
- The University of Iowa Benefits Office warns faculty and staff to be aware of possible unemployment scams.
Commuting in a van pool or carpool? Check out the CDC’s guide for staying safe and healthy while commuting with others.
We Stand Together
Did you know UI Health Care is one of 47 medical centers around the world designated as a Center of Excellence by the Parkinson’s Foundation?
On Saturday, April 24, UI Health Care—in partnership with the Parkinson’s Foundation—will present a free online event for patients with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers.
By the numbers
Total inpatients: 773 today
Total outpatient visits: 4,226 today
C-19 adult inpatients: 16 yesterday, 497 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 0 yesterday, 35 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 10% yesterday, 14% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 224 yesterday, 20,404 to date
Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 0 yesterday, 1,635 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 48 yesterday, 15,212 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 44 yesterday, 12,914 to date
Research volunteers invited
- Individuals ages 18 to 80 are invited to participate in a research study that investigates assistive device use and changes in speed. For more information, email NMBL@uiowa.edu or call 319-353-5342.
Find more research studies at uihc.org/studies.
Events: Join us
- Living Peace Meditation: 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. tomorrow, via Zoom.
- Let’s Talk: Mental health in a pandemic, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. tomorrow.
Outside UI Health Care
Christiansen, assistant director for leadership, service, and civic engagement in the University of Iowa Division of Student Life, was honored for her undergraduate student advocacy, Iowa Now reports.
Cedar Rapids is still considering plans to revitalize the Cedar River, attracting visitors from around the state, Little Village Magazine reports.
Mondale served as vice president under then-President Jimmy Carter, CNN reports.
A new study of Indian jumping ants shows they have the ability to shrink and expand their brains—a first for any insect, NPR reports
Nijziel was also named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, The Daily Iowan reports.
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