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Friday, Nov. 18, 2022

Keeping you in The Loop

Who’s most at risk for RSV?

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common virus that nearly all children get by age 2, but infection can occur at any age. However, some children are at a higher risk of severe RSV which can land your little one in the hospital.

Johnson-Carlson, chief administrative officer for UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital, leaving UI Health Care

Pamela Johnson-Carlson, DNP, RN, NE-BC, chief administrative officer of UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital, will leave UI Health Care to become chief nursing officer at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Her last day at Iowa will be Jan. 11, 2023.

Iowa neuroscientist and painter explores the beauty of biology

Kathleen Sluka, PT, PhD, FAPTA, a neuroscientist and physical therapist, spends her time outside of work painting scenes only visible through a microscope. Her subjects include neural networks, brainwaves, and other biological marvels.


Today's tip

Trainings are available to help public health professionals build their skills, knowledge, and confidence when it comes to interpreting and communicating data.

In the spotlight

As part of a national campaign, the UI Health Care Injury Prevention Team is shining a green light for safety education. The team passed out emerald onesies to every infant in UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital under one year of age to encourage parents to practice safe sleep habits.

Questions? Contact the Children’s Safety Store for safety tips.

By the numbers

Patient-related care

Total inpatients: 794 today
Total outpatient visits: 3,608 today

C-19 adult inpatients: 14 yesterday, 1,622 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 0 yesterday, 206 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 22% yesterday, 35% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 26 yesterday, 15,588 to date

Employee-specific data

Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 7 yesterday, 7,177 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 2 yesterday, 15,790 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 4 yesterday, 15,693 to date

Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info

Research volunteers invited

  • Pregnant women in their first trimester are invited to participate in a research study where they wear health monitors and answer questionnaires. Compensation provided.

Find more research studies at

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Outside UI Health Care

UI CAMBUS launches app for on-demand services

CAMBUS partnered with company Spare to develop an app to allow for new services within a limited area and time frame, The Daily Iowan reports.

Holiday Lights at the Lake ready for Thanksgiving opening in Johnson County

Holiday celebrations are starting to ramp up in eastern Iowa, and people in Johnson County got the chance to check out a holiday light show earlier this week, KCRG reports.

To heal after parade tragedy, the Dancing Grannies must march again

Relying on some well banked resiliency, a group of retired women—lovingly called the Dancing Grannies—is overcoming tragedy and loss after a driver plowed through a parade a year ago in a Milwaukee suburb, the Associated Press reports.

Caitlin Clark injured as fourth-ranked Iowa women’s basketball falls to Kansas State

The No. 4 Iowa women’s basketball team was upset by Kansas State, 84–83, last night in Manhattan, Kansas, The Daily Iowan reports.

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