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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Today’s tip

Vaccinated or not, PPE guidelines are still in place.

Today's updates

Today: Employee forum at noon

Keeping you in The Loop

Noon News gets a new look

In the fast pace of the last year, Noon News is one thing you can count on to keep you informed. Based on your input, we’ve made some changes to Noon News to continue providing the UI Health Care news, events, and employee updates you want and need, with a new look and feel.

‘Difference makers:’ Amy Conklin and Kelli Schlarbaum

The patient had just received a cancer diagnosis and had a lot weighing on his mind before his PET scan. But Amy Conklin, RN, BSN, and Kelli Schlarbaum, senior PET technologist, quickly put him at ease.

Rounding@IOWA: Lessons for the future from three decades of work with coronaviruses

In this episode of CME’s podcast Rounding@IOWA, host Gerry Clancy, MD, and coronavirus expert Stanley Perlman, MD, PhD, discuss research about coronaviruses in recent years and how that knowledge can be applied to mitigate future outbreaks.


Social shout-out

“Amazing crew. So compassionate. Iowa is blessed to have UIHC.”

–@uihealthcare Facebook comment #UIHCStrong

We Stand Together

UI Health Care is committed to preventing child abuse and neglect before it happens. During April, Child Abuse Prevention Month, learn how you can help keep your children safe and talk with them about abuse.

By the numbers

Patient-related care

Total inpatients: 770 today
Total outpatient visits: 4,061 today

C-19 adult inpatients: 14 yesterday, 463 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 0 yesterday, 31 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 11% yesterday, 14% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 212 yesterday, 18,529 to date

Employee-specific data

Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 1 yesterday, 1,624 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 309 yesterday, 13,852 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 0 yesterday, 12,779 to date

Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info

Events: Join us

Research volunteers invited

  • Women who had preeclampsia are invited to participate in a study about the effects of preeclampsia on blood vessel function and vascular health after pregnancy. Women who were pregnant in the last 2 years are eligible to participate. For more information, please contact Anna Stanhewicz, PhD, at 319-467-1732 or

Find more research studies at

Outside UI Health Care

University of Iowa biology professor wins inaugural DEI award

Lori Adams, a professor in the Biology Department, received the first ever Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) award for her to help underrepresented students in STEM, The Daily Iowan reports.

Riverside Theatre dives into Shakespeare’s sonnets—all 154 of them—for National Poetry Month

In Iowa City, the first U.S. UNESCO City of Literature, National Poetry Month does not go unnoticed, Little Village Magazine reports.

30 million people in the South threatened by severe weather

The Storm Prediction Center has issued an alert for severe weather for northern Louisiana, eastern Arkansas, west-central Mississippi and southwestern Tennessee, CNN reports.

Saks Fifth Avenue says no to fur, the latest fashion seller to go fur-free

Numerous luxury fashion brands have gone fur-free in recent years, including Gucci, Chanel, Burberry, and Prada—in a movement that Vogue magazine has called “a sea change in the luxury industry,” NPR reports.

Caitlin Clark wins Dawn Staley Award

The award is given to the most outstanding women’s collegiate basketball guard in the country, and Clark is the first freshman ever to win the award, The Daily Iowan reports.

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