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Friday, Jan. 20, 2023

Keeping you in The Loop

Dare to Discover 2023: Student spotlights

The Dare to Discover campaign showcases researchers, scholars, and creators from across the UI who were nominated by a mentor or colleague. Read the profiles of the students contributing to UI Health Care’s tradition of excellence in research.

UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital physician explains sudden cardiac arrest

Pediatric cardiologist Gary Beasley, MD, explains sudden cardiac arrest, how to identify it, and what you can do to help prevent it, KCRG reports.


Today's tip

It can be difficult to respond to offensive behavior. Check out some thoughtful strategies to consider, depending on the situation.

In the spotlight

We’re still anticipating a visit from The Joint Commission to complete a five-day survey of our quality and safety standards. To prepare it’s important to remember that our safety protocols and policies.

Our policies exist—and we follow them—because it’s the right thing to do to keep patients and visitors safe.

By the numbers

Patient-related care

Total inpatients: 832 today
Total outpatient visits: 3,553 today

C-19 adult inpatients: 16 yesterday, 112 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 1 yesterday, 3 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 17% yesterday, 20% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 25 yesterday, 350 to date

Employee-specific data

Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 3 yesterday, 7,576 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 0 yesterday, 15,794 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 1 yesterday, 15,671 to date

Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info

Research volunteers invited

  • Women that have delivered a baby in the past 1–4 years are invited to participate in a study investigating preeclampsia and future health. Compensation provided. Visit for information.

Find more research studies at

Outside UI Health Care

Invasive ash tree-killing insect found in 3 more Iowa counties

The invasive ash tree-killing insect from Asia has been confirmed in Monona, Osceola, and Woodbury Counties for the first time, KCRG reports.

Australia’s ‘Toadzilla’: Record-breaking cane toad found in Queensland

The specimen is six times bigger than the average toad, weighs almost six pounds, and could break a world record, BBC News reports.

Galactic photo shoot captures 3 billion stars

A galactic photo shoot has captured more than three billion stars and galaxies in one of the biggest sky surveys ever, the Associated Press reports.

Iowa-Northwestern men’s basketball game rescheduled for Jan. 31

The UI men’s basketball home game against Northwestern has been rescheduled for 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, The Daily Iowan reports.

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