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Friday, April 19, 2019

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Broadcasts: Need to know

Warning: Scam targeting UI Health Care employees

There have been reports of scammers creating email addresses to impersonate department heads, then emailing staff within that department asking them to purchase gift cards. Please be aware this is a scam. Contact the UI Department of Public Safety at 319-335-5022 if this happens to you.

News: In The Loop

2019 Health Sciences Research Day

Get ready for Health Sciences Research Day, to be held from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. next Saturday, April 27, at the Iowa Memorial Union, with a keynote lecture, poster session, mini-symposia, and vendor/research services fair. No registration is required to attend and is open to the public.

Iowa Cancer Consortium blog features two UI Health Care advocates

Bridget Toomey, CPC, CPB, of Patient Financial Services, wrote a blog post on ovarian cancer advocacy and her time in Washington, DC, while Richard Hoffman, MD, MPH, discusses barriers to lung cancer screening and proposes a solution to this in Iowa.

FilmScene marks the 30th anniversary of UI HIV/AIDS Clinic with mini film series

When the UI introduced its HIV/AIDS Clinic in 1988, it saw hundreds of patients within its first two years, Little Village Magazine reports. The Bijou Film Forum, FilmScene, and Iowa City Pride is helping celebrate the clinic’s 30th anniversary with a mini film series next week.

Hirsch to depart UI Health Care

Raphael Hirsch, MD, chair and departmental executive officer of the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics, has accepted the position of chair of the University of California–San Francisco Department of Pediatrics and physician-in-chief at Benioff Children’s Hospital.

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.


  • Joint Office for Compliance reminds employees to only access patient records if you have a legitimate business or care-related reason to do so, or if you have prior documented patient consent. Inappropriate access to a patient’s medical record may result in termination. Questions? Call 319-384-8282.
  • Every patient’s story is personal and can inspire others. Patients and families can share their meaningful or positive experiences with UI Health Care through the “Share Your Story” links on or

Research volunteers invited

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  • Adults age 50 and older are invited to sign up for the Seniors Together in Aging Research (STAR) Registry, a voluntary registry that connects individuals interested in participating in research studies. Participation is voluntary. Compensation for some studies. Questions? Call 335-7569, email, or visit

Outside UI Health Care

Outstanding faculty, staff, and students recognized during Celebration of Excellence and Achievement Among Women

The Susan C. Buckley Distinguished Achievement Award for Staff and May Brodbeck Distinguished Achievement Award for Faculty were awarded to two exceptional women at the UI’s annual Celebration of Excellence and Achievement Among Women, Iowa Now reports.

Cedar Rapids, Iowa City see population growth, according to census estimates

Census estimates show strong growth in the Des Moines metro area as well as the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City areas, but more than two-thirds of Iowa’s counties have lost population since 2010, KCRG reports.

Notre Dame rector: ‘Computer glitch’ possible fire culprit

As architects and construction workers tried to figure out how to stabilize the damaged Notre Dame Cathedral and protect it from the elements, the cathedral’s rector said an unspecified computer problem may have been behind the fast-spreading fire that ravaged it, KCRG reports.

3D goggles may soon help surgeons see better

In a first, heart surgeons in Poland used 3D goggles to help them see inside a patient’s chest as they opened up a narrowed heart valve, Reuters reports.

Three Iowa track athletes set personal bests in Bryan Clay Invitational

Tria Simmons and Jenny Kimbro competed in the heptathlon for the Iowa women, and Peyton Haack is displaying his all-around talents in the men’s decathlon, The Daily Iowan reports.

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