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Friday, March 15, 2019

We are caring for 782 inpatients and have 3,286 outpatient visits today.

High: 43 Low: 27 Cloudy, breezy

High: 42 Low: 29 Partly cloudy

Broadcasts: Need to know

2019 Health Sciences Research Day registration now open

This year’s Health Sciences Research Day will take place Saturday, April 27, at the Iowa Memorial Union with a keynote lecture, poster session, mini-symposia, and vendor/research services fair.

Reminder: Rossi Guest House now fully transitioned

The remaining guest rooms from the Helen Rossi Volunteer Guest House on 4 South General Hospital (Elevator C, Level 4) have been relocated to the Heartland Inn in Coralville. Read the FAQ on The Loop for more information.

News: In The Loop

Match Day is here!

Fourth-year medical students learn today where they’ll be going for their residency training. Match Day begins at 11 a.m. today in the MERF atrium. Or watch it live starting at 10:50 a.m. on the Carver College of Medicine Facebook page.

Breaking down Wahls

A decade since its introduction, the Wahls Protocol—developed by UI physician Terry Wahls—continues to help those with autoimmune diseases improve their lives, Iowa Magazine reports.

Cycling jerseys now available for order

New UI Health Care cycling jerseys can now be ordered; men’s and women’s styles are available. Orders must be placed by Tuesday, April 2. Your jersey will be delivered by May 24, just in time for your Memorial Day bike ride.

Why med students join medical societies

A Short Coat Podcast listener asks: Is it useful for students to join medical associations and societies? And get some financial budgeting advice for students.

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.


  • Know someone who would make a great Kid Captain? Nominations are open through Sunday, March 17.
  • Social Work month recognizes social workers for the work they do to help patients and families: coordinating discharge planning, providing counseling services, problem solving, connecting patients and families to community resources, and advocating for patients’ and families’ choices. If you need a social worker, call 319-356-2207.
  • Want fewer emails? UI employees may now opt out of certain categories of UI mass emails, such as student orgs and research recruitment. Log in to Employee Self Service and click on “Mass Email Filter Settings.”

Research volunteers invited

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  • Men ages 58 to 80 with no metal implants are invited to participate as controls in a research study on metal hip replacements. Compensation. Email

Outside UI Health Care

UI faculty group petitions to pool sick-leave dates into a communal bank

Faculty members in the College of Liberal Arts are petitioning for the UI to create a sick day bank for employees to use when they need to take long-term sick leave due to illness, The Daily Iowan reports.

A March made for women filmmakers

FilmScene’s Women’s March celebrates Women’s History Month by showing only female-made films for the month, The Daily Iowan reports.

Judge rules 40 unvaccinated children can’t go back to school

A federal judge has turned down a request to let more than 40 unvaccinated children return to classes in a suburban New York school while there’s a measles outbreak in the area, CNN reports.

Students around the world protest climate inaction

In the Global Climate Strike, students are walking out of classrooms in over 100 countries to protest climate inaction today, CNN reports.

49 dead in terror attack at New Zealand mosques

Forty-nine people have been killed and at least 20 wounded in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, BBC News reports. A gunman live-streamed the rampage on Facebook; he and three others have been detained.

Iowa alumna teams up with singer Alanis Morissette for a new Broadway musical

A new musical based on the songs of Alanis Morissette features a story penned by Iowa alumna and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody, Iowa Magazine reports.

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