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Thursday, April 22, 2021

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David Dickens: Riding the wave to Iowa

“When you pour your heart and your soul into your work, where you’re trying to save a child’s life who has cancer, it means the world to have families partner with you,” says David Dickens, MD.

Zabner receives 2021 American Thoracic Society (ATS) award for scientific accomplishment

Joseph Zabner, MD, UI professor of internal medicine and director of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine, has been awarded the 2021 Recognition Award for Scientific Accomplishment by the ATS.

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet in Iowa City on April 29 and 30 to evaluate the four finalists for UI president and to make its appointment.


Today's tip

Remember: You must update ReadySet to indicate your COVID-19 vaccination status if you haven’t done so already.

We Stand Together

In this video, Michael Osnard, MD, MS, discusses the importance of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. “I have seen the COVID-19 vaccine make a difference between life and death. I chose life. I chose to receive the vaccine.”

By the numbers

Patient-related care

Total inpatients: 799 today
Total outpatient visits: 4,154 today

C-19 adult inpatients: 21 yesterday, 507 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 0 yesterday, 35 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 12% yesterday, 14% to date
Telehealth screenings***:  159 yesterday, 20,714 to date

Employee-specific data

Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 1 yesterday, 1,638 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 31 yesterday, 15,272 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 1 yesterday, 12,916 to date

Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info

Epic: What’s coming

  • As part of the Epic Spring upgrade, you’ll be able to complete documentation faster with a fresh look for the MAR administration form.

Research volunteers invited

  • Individuals ages 18 and older are invited to participate in a research study using ocular blood flow imaging techniques. Participation will include a two-hour visit for most participants. Compensation. Email or call 319-356-8299 if interested.

Find more research studies at

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Outside UI Health Care

Seven writers with Iowa ties earn prestigious literary honors

The American Academy of Arts and Letters honors both established and emerging writers of fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry, Iowa Now reports.

UI alum makes pie personal

Brittany Volk felt the weight of the pandemic in the beginning of 2020, but she was able to turn it into a sweet ending, The Daily Iowan reports.

Iowa man pulls two people from fiery wreck on Interstate 80

Runk Wood says he’s not a hero, he just did what he had to do, KCRG reports.

Perseverance rover just made oxygen on Mars

The rover successfully converted some of the plentiful carbon dioxide on Mars into 5.4 grams of oxygen—enough to sustain an astronaut for about 10 minutes, CNN reports.

Iowa women’s gymnast named College Gym News Comeback Gymnast of the Year

Sophomore JerQuavia Henderson earned the honor after a stellar 2021 season, The Daily Iowan reports.

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