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Thursday, April 15, 2021

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Eric Garcia: Helping lead the way with COVID-19 drug trials

Eric Garcia has had quite the year after overcoming COVID-19. He used his experience as motivation to help others, joining the Regeneron clinical trial team through UI Health Care.

UI medical expert takes questions on J&J vaccine concerns*

Pat Winokur, MD, principal investigator for UI Health Care’s Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine trial, says the temporary pause on the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is actually a sign that our system is functioning properly, The Gazette reports.

*Subscription service, limited access

Hunter begins as chief nursing executive

Welcome to Kimberly D. Hunter, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, who begins today as chief nursing executive at UI Hospitals & Clinics.


Today's tip

Learn how to bridge the stock shortfall of ChloraPrep applicators due to the 3ml voluntary recall.

We Stand Together

In this video from WorldCanvass, Claudia Corwin, MD, MPH—and other physicians, researchers, and advocates for Iowa’s most vulnerable populations—addresses public health and the pandemic, the needs of marginalized populations, and the challenge of vaccine hesitancy.

By the numbers

Patient-related care

Total inpatients: 794 today
Total outpatient visits: 3,931 today

C-19 adult inpatients: 13 yesterday, 482 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 0 yesterday, 33 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 11% yesterday, 14% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 174 yesterday, 19,676 to date

Employee-specific data

Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 1 yesterday, 1,632 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 166 yesterday, 14,864 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 1 yesterday, 12,842 to date

Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info

Outside UI Health Care

Coralville Mayor extends citywide mask mandate through end of May

Mayor John Lundell’s updated order requires residents to continue wearing a face covering over the nose and mouth when in a public place and not able to socially distance, KWWL reports.

Iowa nursing professor leads fight for equality in health care

Believing that education is the key to equitable health care, UI College of Nursing alumna Lynette Cooper returns to teach, Iowa Magazine reports.

Volunteers plant around 2,000 flags in tribute to Sergeant Jim Smith ahead of his funeral

Flags were planted to honor Smith, a member of the Iowa State Patrol who was killed on the job last Friday, KCRG reports.

JP Morgan is deploying $2.5 trillion to fight the climate crisis and inequality

The announcement is the latest in a string of pledges by financial institutions to help the world pivot toward a cleaner energy future, CNN reports.

Iowa field hockey to finish regular season at Northwestern

The No. 2 ranked Iowa field hockey team is looking for a win against No. 8 Northwestern to secure second place in the Big Ten, The Daily Iowan reports.

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