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Friday, March 31, 2023

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Commuting to work? Consider using the employee van pool program.

Today's updates

Severe weather expected today: Resources for faculty and staff

Keeping you in The Loop

Clinical technician explains how a pandemic-prompted career change led to a home within the Digestive Health Procedure Suite

A licensed massage therapist, front desk clerk, independent birth doula, and Brazilian yoga instructor may not seem like jobs with all that much in common. But for Shelly Smith, they were all steps in her career journey.

In case you missed it: Pediatric patients deliver surprise message to Hawkeyes’ Caitlin Clark

Iowa women’s basketball junior guard Caitlin Clark frequently visits patients at UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital. So, it was only appropriate that they help with a huge surprise for the basketball star.


Social shout-out

“Thank you for all you do!! You don’t hear it enough, but my friends, family, and I all talk about how much you do and how much it means to us! Thank you!!!”

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In the spotlight

UI Health Care’s colorectal surgical team includes the only fellowship-trained colorectal surgeons in the region. They have extensive experience in minimally invasive approaches to complex disorders in addition to skills in traditional surgery.


Today’s inpatients: 817
Today’s outpatient visits: 3,323

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Outside UI Health Care

Severe weather develops this afternoon

The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted eastern Iowa as an area that could experience severe weather later today, KCRG reports.

52 years after capture, orca Lolita may return to Pacific

Plans are in place to return the Miami Seaquarium star to her home waters in the Pacific Northwest, where a nearly century-old, endangered killer whale believed to be her mother still swims, the Associated Press reports.

Plants aren’t silent. They make clicking sounds, a study finds

What in carnation? A new study finds that plants may make noise when they’re thirsty or under stress, CNN reports.

Women’s Final Four picks: Can Iowa stop South Carolina?

South Carolina has been ranked first in the nation all season, is the defending champion, and has an undefeated 36–0 record entering today’s women’s Final Four matchup with Iowa, whose roster includes AP Player of the Year Caitlin Clark, ESPN reports.

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