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Friday, Nov. 1, 2019

We are caring for 796 inpatients and have 3,085 outpatient visits today.

Broadcasts: Need to know

Fountain Lobby Entrance circle drive to close this evening

A crane will be set up outside the Fountain Lobby Entrance today at 6:30 p.m. and remain until tomorrow afternoon to move materials and equipment up to the roof. The circle drive will be closed during this time. The other nearby hospital roadways will remain open.

Keeping you in The Loop

UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital hosts trunk-or-treat

Hospital staff came together yesterday to give families and patients at UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital a chance to enjoy Halloween, even though they’re away from home.

In case you missed it: October’s top stories

Do you feel like October flew by? Between the first snowfall and start of flu season, a lot happened last month, so we decided to take a look back at our favorite feature stories from October.

It’s ‘Movember,’ time for men to talk about uncomfortable topics—like prostate and testicular cancer*

Paul Gelhaus, MD, talks with The Gazette about screening for prostate and testicular cancer and why men are often hesitant to bring issues to their doctors.

*Subscription service, limited access

Phadke leads pilot study into ‘chemo brain’

Sneha Phadke, DO, and Kanchna Ramchandran, MS, PhD, have been awarded an American Cancer Society grant to learn more about the cognitive deficits that occur following chemotherapy, a.k.a. “chemo brain.”

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.


  • As a part of a General Hospital masonry repair project, teams will be photographing the exterior of the General Hospital building in the courtyards between Nov. 4 and 17. Photography will use tethered ropes from the roof to lower cameras to survey the masonry.
  • Are you prepared for flu season? The UI Health Care pharmacies are here to help, with a 20% discount on many over-the-counter products for UI employees.
  • Junior faculty in any department or college who wish to pursue pilot projects broadly related to basic and clinical areas of cancer research can apply for a seed grant from Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center’s American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant. Applications are due at noon on Nov. 4.
  • Submit non-urgent work requests to Engineering Services, Environmental Services, and Guest Services through the 159 Support Services Center on The Point.
  • Your HealthCare ID and your HawkID passwords now automatically synchronize, meaning you no longer need to manually change both. When you change one password, the other will automatically change as well.

Research volunteers invited

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  • Pregnant women planning on delivering at UI Hospitals & Clinics are invited to participate in a study investigating the effect of position on blood pressure management. Compensation. Visit for more information.

Outside UI Health Care

Student employment helps develop transferable skills beyond a paycheck

While receiving a paycheck at the end of the week is a major incentive for many students to hold a job in college, University of Iowa employers say that students often gain a lot more than money, The Daily Iowan reports.

Finding out fate: Iowa woman at risk for Huntington’s chooses to get gene testing

Bridget Schneider of Urbandale lived in fear for five years after finding out one of her parents has Huntington’s disease, WHOTV reports.

Dog sworn into state’s attorney’s office

The 2-year-old dog was sworn into the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office on Tuesday, placing her right paw over a law book during the ceremony, ABC News reports.

Measles wipe immune system’s memory of other illnesses, studies find

Measles can erase the immune system’s memory, leaving us vulnerable to diseases we were previously protected against, CNN reports.

Doctors use wine hack to free boy’s tongue stuck in bottle

An old hack to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew served as inspiration for German doctors tasked with helping a 7-year-old boy whose tongue had become trapped in a glass bottle, NBC News reports.

UI Athletic Director Gary Barta talks effects of pay-to-play, sports-betting laws

UI Athletic Director Gary Barta discussed national changes to sports including student athletes being paid to play and sports betting, The Daily Iowan reports.

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