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Friday, April 30, 2021

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In case you missed it: April’s top stories

From a pediatric oncologist to the Show of Support team to ChloraPrep applicators, here’s a look at the top performing stories from April.

Every step along the way

When Jackie Schott gave birth to her son, Sully, at just 27 weeks’ gestation, she knew he would require increased medical attention due to his prematurity.

Six receive Regents Award for Faculty Excellence

Stanley Perlman, MD, PhD, and Jeffrey Murray, MD, are among six UI faculty members honored by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, for their exceptional contributions and sustained record of excellence.


Today's tip

Received your COVID-19 vaccination elsewhere? Make sure you record it in ReadySet.

We Stand Together

UI Health Care is collaborating with a coalition of 60 of America’s top hospitals and health care institutions on a nationwide campaign to encourage adults to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

“We want to make sure everyone has the facts they need to feel comfortable getting vaccinated, and this campaign will help us get the word out,” says Mike Brownlee, PharmD, MS, chief pharmacy officer.

By the numbers

Patient-related care

Total inpatients: 805 today
Total outpatient visits: 3,126 today

C-19 adult inpatients: 15 yesterday, 531 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 0 yesterday, 39 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 11% yesterday, 14% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 109 yesterday, 21,737 to date

Employee-specific data

Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 0 yesterday, 1,646 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 8 yesterday, 15,326 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 187 yesterday, 13,697 to date

Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info

Research volunteers invited

  • Research study seeks UI Hospitals & Clinics health care workers ages 18 to 100 years old with or without COVID-19 exposure. The purpose of the study is to determine if COVID-19 proteins (antibodies) are protective against repeat infection. For more information, contact

Find more research studies at

Events: Join us

  • Registration is open for the Culturally Responsive Health Care in Iowa Conference from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 3.

Outside UI Health Care

UI campus honored with ArbNet arboretum accreditation

The University of Iowa was recently awarded a level II accreditation by the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program, Iowa Now reports.

Johnson County combines food box distribution with COVID-19 vaccine clinic

Drivers could pick up a food box in the front of the parking lot, and then take a quick turn around the corner for a COVID-19 vaccine, KCRG reports.

Iceberg that became a social media star melts away

The iceberg that was for a time the biggest in the world is no more, BBC reports.

Iowa men’s golf heads to Big Ten Championships

The 54-hole tournament begins today at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Indiana, The Daily Iowan reports.

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