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Friday, April 23, 2021

Today’s tip

You can improve your health and well-being through safe exercise.

Today's updates

Today: Main Entrance to re-open at 8 p.m.

Keeping you in The Loop

Lithium treatment rescues fear memory deficit in mouse model of intellectual disability

Using a mouse model of a human disease that causes intellectual disability, researchers at the UI Carver College of Medicine found that lithium therapy may have potential for treating learning and memory problems.

Presidential search: Provide your feedback

The Hawkeye community’s feedback is essential to choosing the University of Iowa’s next president. Feedback on all candidates will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Monday, April 26.


Advancing science through mentoring

The scientific journey of E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, has taken him from the West Indies to Oxford to Harvard to Iowa, where he leads diabetes research efforts. One constant in his career has been quality mentorship, and he aims to pay it forward.


Social shout-out

“Absolutely love being part of the amazing team that gets to change people’s lives!”

–@uihealthcare Instagram comment #UIHCStrong

We Stand Together

In this video, we celebrate National Volunteer Week. Though many volunteers have not been on-site due to the pandemic, we have missed their smiling faces, giving hearts, and helping hands.

By the numbers

Patient-related care

Total inpatients: 797 today
Total outpatient visits: 3,300 today

C-19 adult inpatients: 19 yesterday, 510 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 1 yesterday, 37 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 9% yesterday, 14% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 162 yesterday, 20,869 to date

Employee-specific data

Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 0 yesterday, 1,638 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 39 yesterday, 15,311 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 43 yesterday, 12,959 to date

Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info

Research volunteers invited

  • Volunteers between the ages of 25 and 45 who have been diagnosed with severe asthma are invited to participate in a Department of Radiology research study. Call Taylor Haynes at 319-356-1785 or email for more information or to see if you are eligible.

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Outside UI Health Care

ICCSD now following Iowa Department of Public Health Quarantine Guidelines

The Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) has changed their quarantine practices to line up with Iowa Department of Health recommendations to maintain balance between student health and success in education, The Daily Iowan reports.

Slowly warming up to the 70s in the days ahead

Starting this weekend, temperatures begin to trend a bit more towards normal in the mid to upper 50s, CBS2 reports.

California goes from worst to first in virus infections

California’s COVID-19 case rate is now the lowest in the continental U.S., ABC News reports.

SpaceX rocket launches with astronauts aboard

A SpaceX rocket lifted off from Florida early this morning on what is becoming a routine mission, carrying four astronauts to the International Space Station, NPR reports.

Japan promises safe Olympics after unveiling new emergency measures

The measures will go into effect from April 25 to May 11, raising questions about Japan’s ability to host the Olympics, Reuters reports.

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