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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Keeping you in The Loop

Transplant gives man new life—and a new purpose

After the UI heart transplant team gave him his full life back, Marcus Jones began telling the world about the importance of organ donation.

Three decades at UI Health Care: A look back in photos

During the course of her 34-year career, certain images have stayed with UI Health Care photographer Susan McClellan. As she prepares to retire, McClellen shares 14 of her favorite photos.

Madeline Shea, PhD, earns university’s top teaching award

Madeline Shea, PhD, professor in the Department of Biochemistry, has been awarded one of the 2020 President and Provost Awards for Teaching Excellence in recognition of her years of outstanding teaching.


Today's tip

Did you know you can submit non-urgent service and repair requests for Engineering Services, Environmental Services, and Guest Services?

We Stand Together

Do you receive questions about what vaccinated individuals should and shouldn’t do? Check out the graphic below to view why no matter the COVID-19 vaccination status, it’s as important as ever to continue following safety measures.

By the numbers

Patient-related care

Total inpatients: 821 today
Total outpatient visits: 3,744 today

C-19 adult inpatients: 16 yesterday, 529 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 0 yesterday, 39 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 13% yesterday, 14% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 135 yesterday, 21,641 to date

Employee-specific data

Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 1 yesterday, 1,646 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 1 yesterday, 15,318 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 197 yesterday, 13,510 to date

Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info

Epic: What’s coming

As part of the Epic Spring upgrade, users will be able to document that a patient isn’t taking a patient-reported medication, similar to the process for a prescription.

Research volunteers invited

  • Women who are pregnant are invited to participate in a research study examining the effects of maternal mental health and infant heart development. Participation includes health questionnaires during pregnancy and an ultrasound of your infant’s heart. Compensation is provided. Email or call 319-834-0831.

Find more research studies at

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Outside UI Health Care

Free outdoor movie showings offered this summer at ‘FilmScene in the Park’

The event, which kicked off yesterday, will be held on Wednesday and Saturday nights through August, KCRG reports.

State loosens restrictions around dogs on restaurant patios

Restaurants no longer need a special waiver from the state to allow patrons to bring their dogs into outdoor dining areas, Little Village Magazine reports.

Meet the man in a bear suit walking from Los Angeles to San Francisco

Jesse Larios says he does not know exactly what inspired him to dress up and start the over 400-mile trip, but he’s been pleased with the attention the journey has received, Reuters reports.

Twenty-five down and 71,632 to go: Scientists seek genomes of all critters with a backbone

Biologists say new gene sequencing techniques have allowed them to detail full genomes and find overlooked genes in 25 important species, NPR reports.

Former Iowa running back Ladell Betts returns to Hawkeye football program as a coach

Betts, the Iowa football program’s second all-time leading rusher, played for the Hawkeyes from 1998-2001, The Daily Iowan reports.

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