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Thursday, April 11, 2019

We are caring for 741 inpatients and have 3,849 outpatient visits today.

High: 61 Low: 34 Rain

High: 48 Low: 31 Cloudy


  • Epic upgrade: Did you know? With the new Epic, chief complaints will no longer be set default. To be sure encounters will close, review the chief complaint in the Rooming tab in the Visit Info section. To review at a glance, add the chief complaint column to your schedule view.
  • The 2019 Faculty Executive Committee election voting period is open until Friday, April 19. Read the nomination statements on The Loop, and then submit your ballot online.
  • The transition to the Vue Motion image viewer has been completed. Familiarize yourself with Vue Motion by visiting the Epic A–Z site. For questions or more information, contact the HCIS Help Desk at 319-356-0001 or For questions about Vue Motion application tools or training, contact Radiology Image Management at 319-356-2345.

News: In The Loop

Focusing on vision issues

Neuroscience doctoral candidate Brittany Williams loves conducting research, and through the support of mentors and the welcoming environment at the UI, she hopes to help those with visual impairments.

Volunteer Week spotlight on Rick Simpson

Rick Simpson has contributed over 1,200 hours volunteering at UI Hospitals & Clinics. He currently volunteers at the Rooftop Café, about which he says, “There’s no pressure, and it’s a great place to be.”

Inventing the future of medicine, featuring Matthew Howard, MD

Matthew Howard, MD, chair and DEO of the Department of Neurosurgery, visits The Short Coat Podcast to discuss the process and toils of inventing medical devices.

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.

Research volunteers invited

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  • Women between the ages of 18 and 99 who have received a breast cancer diagnosis while working at least 30 hours a week are invited to participate in a research study of overall well-being. Study requires 1 hour to complete an online survey. Compensation. Questions? Email

Outside UI Health Care

UI mobile app used around the world for speech learning

Sounds of Speech evolved from a classroom learning tool to a top language app, Iowa Now reports.

UI junior to experience Indonesia on US State Department scholarship

UI student Mark Schoen has been awarded the U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarship to study Bahasa, the official language of Indonesia, The Daily Iowan reports.

North Liberty breaks ground on new police station

The new facility will be across from the fire station and will be 16,000 square feet, much larger than the current 1,800-square-foot building, KCRG reports.

Ancient bones and teeth found in a Philippine cave may rewrite human history

An unusual species of human apparently lived on the island of Luzon in the Philippines as recently as 50,000 years ago, NPR reports.

Hawkeye Gustafson selected 17th overall in WNBA draft

Megan Gustafson, a 6’3″ former center for the Hawkeyes, will be joining the Dallas Wings as their second-round draft pick, KCRG reports.

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