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Thursday, July 27, 2017

We are caring for 700 inpatients and have 3,399 outpatient visits today.

High: 83 Low: 62 Partly sunny

High: 81 Low: 59 Sunny

Broadcasts: Need to know

Providers can save time and effort with the new Dragon software

Save time and frustration with the new version of Dragon! This voice-to-text software has outstanding new features and works seamlessly with Epic. Now open to all faculty, fellows, fellow associates, ARNPs, PAs, and physical therapists. Learn more on The Loop.

News: In The Loop

Rolling with RAGBRAI Day 4: George Weiner and the ‘Kick Butts’ team

George Weiner, MD, has amassed an impressive collection of cycling jerseys, beginning when he and fellow cancer advocates, including Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center colleagues, first participated in RAGBRAI more than a decade ago. The team was formed to promote cancer control and research, and now focuses on an anti-smoking message for people across the state.

Good Morning America stops by UI Hospitals and Clinics

Good Morning America stopped by Tuesday to interview Terry Wahls, MD, who has been studying how diet affects fatigue in people with multiple sclerosis for more than a decade. The segment is tentatively scheduled to air Monday morning on ABC. Learn more about Wahls’ latest study at

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.

  • Have lunch at Science Thursdays today until 1 p.m. today between EMRB and MERF. Enjoy live music from Red Rock Hill and participant in the Slice is Right and mini health fair science activities.
  • Attend the open house for the new 2JCP Adult Acute Care Unit (Elevator H, Level 2) from 1 to 2:30 p.m. today. UI Health Care faculty, staff, students, and volunteers are invited to attend. Tour the newest unit at UI Hospitals and Clinics, a 30-bed adult medical and surgical unit with all private rooms, set to open on Monday, July 31.
  • Attend the Hardin Open Workshop, Finding Health Sciences Images, from 1 to 2 p.m. today in the East Commons of Hardin Library. To register and to view a complete list of classes, visit
  • Mark Hingtgen, assistant vice president for finance, UI Health Care, is leaving his position, effective Aug. 2, for the position of chief financial officer at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. A reception will be held for him from 3 to 4:30 p.m. today in the East Room (Elevator D or F, Level 8).
  • A series of open forums, called Simulation Center–Envision the Future, will be held Thursday, Aug. 10, in room 7610-A JCP (Elevator H, Level 7). Times to choose from are: 7 to 8 a.m.; noon to 1 p.m.; or 5 to 6 p.m. Questions? Email


  • The latest volume of Proceedings in Obstetrics and Gynecology (POG) is now available. POG is an open-access journal created by the UI Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, featuring case reports and peer-reviewed articles that address clinical care, education, and research topics related to obstetrics, gynecology, and women’s health. Visit to learn more or submit an article.
  • The east half of Hospital Parking Ramp 4 will be closed for maintenance from 4 p.m. tomorrow through 3 a.m. Monday, July 31. The west half of the parking ramp will remain open and accessible via Melrose Avenue. Vehicles not removed from the east half of the parking ramp by 6 p.m tommorow will be towed. Questions? Contact UI Parking and Transportation at or call 335-1475.

Research volunteers invited

Find more research studies at

  • Subjects who are transgender, non-binary, or gender non-conforming are invited to participate in a research study about accessing Pap tests in Iowa City and Coralville. The study requires a one-hour visit, during which participants will complete a survey and personal interview. Compensation is a $10 Target gift card. Questions? Call 563-940-6550 or contact

Outside UI Health Care

RAGBRAI to ride by UI alum’s acclaimed free-range pig farm

UI alumnus Paul Willis operates the Willis Free Range Pig Farm in Thornton, Iowa, and along with his UI alumna daughter Sarah, runs Niman Ranch, Iowa Now reports. Niman Ranch is a network of 500 farmers who specialize in raising animals without antibiotics, growth hormones, or gestation crates.

Dedication of new residence hall set for July 28

The UI will host a dedication ceremony for the new Elizabeth Catlett Residence Hall at 3 p.m. tomorrow, Iowa Now reports. The 12-story residence hall is the university’s largest, housing 1,049 students when it opens this fall.

Massive flooding in Kansas City leads to water rescues and closed roads

Overnight storms dumped heavy rains across the Kansas City area, leading to serious flooding, several closed roads, and water rescues early today, The Kansas City Star reports. Between 4 and 7 inches of rain fell across a widespread area, causing record flooding of Indian Creek.

Ride at Ohio State Fair snaps in mid-air, killing one and injuring seven

The Fire Ball, a carnival ride that swoops like a pendulum and swings in a circle, turned lethal yesterday at the Ohio State Fair, killing one man and injuring seven others, The Washington Post. A ride inspector with the Ohio Department of Agriculture said the ride was inspected three or four times before the fair began.

US warns travelers about tainted alcohol in Mexico

The United States is warning travelers to Mexico about tainted or counterfeit alcohol following the death of a Wisconsin woman during her stay at an all-inclusive hotel, CNN reports. The death of Abbey Connor, 20, is just one of many incidents of travelers becoming sick after drinking alcohol at Mexican resorts.

Morris scores Gold Cup–winning goal for USA vs. Jamaica

The U.S. men’s national soccer team captured its sixth Gold Cup title last night, with the Americans securing the trophy on Morris’ 88th-minute goal, which delivered a 2-1 triumph over upstart Jamaica at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, Yahoo Sports reports.

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