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Friday, Nov. 22, 2019

We are caring for 809 inpatients and have 3,684 outpatient visits today.

High: 39 Low: 26 Decreasing clouds

High: 42 Low: 29 Mostly sunny

Broadcasts: Need to know

Epic upgrade freeze dates: Nov. 24–Dec. 14

There will be a freeze period on any configuration changes to Epic from Sunday, Nov. 24, through Saturday, Dec. 14, in support of the Epic upgrade happening on Dec. 7 at 1 a.m. Changes will only be allowed to existing functionality for emergent situations that meet patient safety, compliance, or financial criteria if approved by the leadership team.

Door security system back up and running

The C-Cure9000 software that controls the scheduling of locking and unlocking doors failed early this morning, but the software is back up and running. Questions? Call 319-356-0841 or 319-356-2658.

News: In The Loop

Meet Kid Captain Jeg Weets of Morrison

Jeg Weets, 6, of Morrison, Illinois, is our Kid Captain for tomorrow’s game against Illinois. At age 4, Jeg was diagnosed with Chron’s disease and Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC), a rare, progressive genetic disorder. While there is no cure for NPC, Jeg receives an experimental drug, and inspires everyone he meets.

INI awards Accelerator Grants for new research on neurodegeneration, cancer

Two teams of researchers have won Accelerator Grants from the Iowa Neuroscience Institute. These grants support high-impact neuroscience research in areas that are new or add value to existing research by branching in a new direction.

Paterson, renowned neurobiologist, comes to Iowa

Internationally recognized neurobiologist David J. Patterson, DPhil, DSc, will be the distinguished guest speaker at events hosted by the UI Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center on Monday, Nov. 25, and Tuesday, Nov. 26.

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.


  • The Fountain Entrance circle drive will be closed from 6:30 p.m. today until approximately 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, to move materials and equipment up to the roof. A crane will be set up early Sunday morning.
  • CAMBUS riders can now use a new mobile app called Transit, which replaces Bongo. Users can plan trips, predict departure times, and receive alerts, with other new features to help make riding CAMBUS convenient and easy.
  • The Hawkeyes kick off at 11 a.m. tomorrow against Illinois in Kinnick Stadium. Learn more about getting to the hospital on game days, and see details for employee parking. Please help direct our patients and visitors to avoid Melrose Avenue, to park in Parking Ramps 1 or 2, and enter through the Main Entrance.

Research volunteers invited

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  • Subjects between ages 40 and 70 with Type 2 diabetes are invited to participate in a research study where they undergo vascular function testing following eight weeks of dietary nitrate supplementation. Study requires seven separate visits on weekday mornings. Compensation. Contact 319-335-9808 or

Outside UI Health Care

Extreme weather protocol on campus

With December closing in, here’s some helpful information on battling winter weather on the UI campus, Iowa Now reports.

Iowa City Climate Expo prompts discussions on local action to address climate crisis

Iowa City hosted an expo to discuss initiatives to combat climate change, The Daily Iowan reports.

Gov. Reynolds orders flags to be lowered to honor Iowa WWII Marine killed in combat

Gov. Kim Reynolds has ordered all flags in Iowa to fly at half-staff to honor a fallen World War II veteran who will be laid to rest Friday, KCRG reports.

A Boeing 777 lands safely back in Los Angeles after flames shoot from an engine

The Federal Aviation Administration said the flight landed safely after reporting a possible engine failure just after departure, CNN reports.

Benjamin Netanyahu: Israel PM defiant in face of ‘coup’

Israeli PM Netanyahu holds on to power despite charges of bribery, fraud, and breach of trust, the BBC reports.

Shattered glass: Futuristic design questioned after Tesla Cybertruck launch

Tesla’s launch of its futuristic Cybertruck pickup suffered a setback when its “armored glass” windows shattered on stage, Reuters reports.

Hawkeyes ready to take on red-hot Illini

Iowa’s 19 football seniors will be honored before their final home game against Illinois tomorrow, The Daily Iowan reports.

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