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Thursday, April 18, 2019

We are caring for 749 inpatients and have 4,215 outpatient visits today.

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Events: Join us

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News: In The Loop

Study: Active treatment immediately after birth improves survival chances for tiniest babies

A recent JAMA Pediatrics study upholds what neonatologist and researcher Edward Bell, MD, has believed for years: Active treatment for even the tiniest of babies improves their chance of survival.

Stockdale named president of ASCCP

ASCCP announced its new president earlier this week: Colleen K. Stockdale, MD, MS. ASCCP is a society dedicated to improving lives through the prevention and treatment of anogenital and HPV-related diseases.

Global health addresses the health of people and populations around the world

Amy Hanson has worked with migrant agricultural workers in Iowa, the Indian Health Service Hospital in Montana, and helped repair cleft palates in Guatemala. She’s one of our medical student in the Global Health Program.

Grateful patient letter: ‘I was forever grateful to her’

Natalie Bindler, RN, BSN, was recognized by a grateful patient, who said, “We were not prepared to be NICU parents … Natalie was patient, caring, and compassionate, not only to my son, but also to me.”


  • CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank (formerly Crisis Center of Johnson County) is hosting a baby shower drive during the month of April to collect items such as diapers, baby wipes, and formula.
  • Vote for this year’s Great Catch winner by Friday, April 19. The winner will be announced during Patient Safety Week (April 29 to May 3).
  • Call the Patient Access Center at 2-1095 to accelerate follow-up clinic appointments for patients who need them prior to discharge and within a tight time frame.

Research volunteers invited

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  • Men ages 58 to 80 with no metal implants are invited to participate as controls in a research study on metal hip replacements. Compensation. Email

Outside UI Health Care

IWP’s Merrill awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Director of the UI International Writing Program Christopher Merrill was one of 168 winners of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation’s 2019 fellowships, Iowa Now reports.

UI researchers find a link between meal swipes and social connection

Researchers in the College of Education have studied how student meal swipes in the dining halls can help determine social connectivity, The Daily Iowan reports.

Pulling the strings: Puppetry in Iowa

Despite puppetry’s obscurity, several artists in Iowa have learned how to make a living bringing life to dolls, The Daily Iowan reports.

Researchers identify largest carnivorous mammals ever to live on land

Twenty-three million years ago, a giant carnivore larger than any modern-day lion or polar bear stalked sub-Saharan Africa, CNN reports.

The Writers Guild of America is suing Hollywood’s biggest talent agencies

The writers’ union says that talent agencies are taking too large a share in the deals they negotiate, and that conflicts of interest may prevent them from working in their clients’ best interest, NPR reports.

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