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Friday, Feb. 28, 2020

We are caring for 785 inpatients and have 3,561 outpatient visits today.

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Broadcasts: Need to know

Physicians: Vote in the 2020 U.S. News ‘Best Children’s Hospitals’ survey

The U.S. News rankings influence our national reputation, recruitment, and philanthropy. Check your email or your mail box to see if you’ve been selected to participate.

News: In The Loop

Mark Wilson reflects on the importance of resident physicians for Thank a Resident Day

Resident and fellow physicians serve as integral members of our health care teams. Mark Wilson, MD, MPH, associate dean for graduate medical education, shares his thoughts on the role of our residents within UI Health Care.

College of Medicine Spotlight on Current and Future Research

Join Brooks Jackson, MD, MBA, from 5 to 6 p.m. on Monday, March 2, in the East Room (Elevator D/F, Level 8) for this quarterly short-talk seminar featuring presentations by our own investigators.

The Short Coat Podcast: Is academic medicine right for you?

Academic medicine is but one of the fulfilling options available to medical students. What’s that lifestyle like? That’s the subject of this week’s episode of The Short Coat Podcast.

Printer will let university doctors make life-like body parts*

A group of physicians at UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital practiced a heart procedure on a 3D-printed custom replica of a girl’s heart before operating on the girl herself, The Des Moines Register reports.

*Subscription service, limited access

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.


  • Read a meeting summary of the most recent UI Staff Council meeting, held on Feb. 12.
  • UI Health Care hired more than 3,000 new employees in 2019. A great way to save your department time during the recruitment process is to use SkillSurvey for your reference check needs.
  • Don’t forget UI EAP is here for you and your family members, too. Learn strategies to practice during stressful times. Free, confidential counseling available at four locations. Contact 319-335-2085 or

Research volunteers invited

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  • Individuals ages 18 and older are invited to participate in a research study using ocular blood flow imaging techniques. Participation will include a two-hour visit for most participants. Compensation. Email or call 319-356-8299 if interested.

Outside UI Health Care

UI and Iowa City schools address massive growth in English-language learners

A 250% increase of English-language learners (ESL) in Iowa over the past 20 years is creating a need for more ESL teachers and programs, The Daily Iowan reports.

Home of Iowa Cubs nearly finished with new safety netting

Visitors in Des Moines could notice something different the next time they step into Principal Park, KRCG reports.

How virtual reality is changing the live music experience

Streaming concerts to virtual reality headsets allows fans to enjoy the virtual spectacle from the comfort of their homes, CNN reports.

Coronavirus 101: What you need to know to prepare and prevent

There are steps you can take to protect yourself and your family, NPR reports.

Hawkeye men’s gymnastics continues Big Ten stretch

The No. 10 Hawkeyes host the No. 6 Fighting Illini this weekend at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, The Daily Iowan reports.

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