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Friday, Jan. 17, 2020

We are caring for 773 inpatients and have 3,029 outpatient visits today.

High: 27 Low: 26 Heavy snow

High: 34 Low: -2 Chance snow


  • There will be no Noon News on Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
  • Sub-zero temperatures are upon us and with such weather comes the risk of freezing pipes. Please make sure all windows are closed, especially when leaving for the weekend.
  • Do you have one of our jumbo cards from the Project Thankful campaign? Please email with the location of the card so that we can arrange for them to be picked up.
  • Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center announces its Aiming For A Cure Foundation seed grant opportunity. Letters of intent deadline is noon, Friday, Feb. 14.
  • Nominations are open for the Lola Lopes Award for Undergraduate Student Advocacy. Nominate a current UI administrator, staff member, or non-teaching role faculty who supports undergraduate education by Feb. 28.

News: In The Loop

Watch: State of the Enterprise, strategic plan presentation by VPMA Brooks Jackson

Missed the State of the Enterprise presentation by Brooks Jackson, MD, MBA, last night? You can now view a recorded video of this event and the strategic planning presentation.

2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration of Human Rights Week

Join in this annual celebration of diversity and inclusion that occurs throughout the week of the national holiday, beginning Monday, Jan. 20. From volunteering to lectures, film screenings to international cuisine, there’s no shortage of ways to participate.

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.

Research volunteers invited

Find more research studies at

  • Health care providers are invited to participate in a study expanding access to medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorders. Eligible clinicians will complete a free MAT training, which leads to a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine to treat OUD. For details and registration, email

Outside UI Health Care

Winter Storm Warning through Saturday evening

Here’s a prediction of what you should expect during the Winter Storm Warning in effect until 6 p.m. tomorrow, KWWL reports.

College students in Iowa get a front-row seat to national politics

First-time voters and college students in Iowa have had more access to the presidential candidates than any other student body in the country, The Daily Iowan reports.

Meet Hulk, the puppy who was born bright green

A family’s dog gave birth to a healthy litter of eight puppies, but she also delivered one very colorful surprise, ABC News reports.

Florida to purchase 20,000 acres of Everglades wetlands to prevent oil drilling

The wetland acquisition will protect the wildlife habitat of more 60 endangered and threatened species, ABC News reports.

Vitamin treatment for sepsis fails in large trial

Hope for an effective and inexpensive treatment for the deadly condition has dimmed following results of a major new study, NPR reports.

Late shot by Sevillian moves Iowa past Minnesota

Junior guard Alexis Sevillian hit a 3-pointer with eight seconds to go, giving the Iowa women’s basketball team a 76-75 victory over Minnesota, The Daily Iowan reports.

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