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Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019

We are caring for 760 inpatients and have 4,081 outpatient visits today.

High: 79 Low: 56 Sunny

High: 78 Low: 56 Mostly sunny


  • The Institute for Clinical and Translational Science is sponsoring a K Club for any faculty planning to submit a K, R, or VA equivalent grant within the next 12 months. They will meet twice a month beginning Tuesday, Sept. 10. Space is limited.
  • Are you a nursing mother? Become a milk donor for the Mother’s Milk Bank of Iowa. Make a difference with every ounce that you donate for the babies (many of whom are sick, born prematurely). Please contact Kelsey Smith at 319-384-9930 or

News: In The Loop

Faith Murphy honored with Daisy Award

“Faith was caring, compassionate.” Congratulations to Faith Murphy, BSN, RN, of 2RCW, for receiving this month’s DAISY Award.

Drugs that target cell metabolism may lead to new treatment for childhood brain cancer

Scientists, including Charles Brenner, PhD, professor and DEO of biochemistry, have identified a class of drugs that may have potential to treat a rare and deadly form of brain cancer that affects young children.

CAMBUS announces changes for academic service to improve service

At the start of the 2019–20 academic session, Cambus will be implementing changes to the Blue Route and Red Route to improve service. SafeRide will also improve service reliability or offer more frequency of service.

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Research volunteers invited

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  • Adults age 50 and older are invited to sign up for the Seniors Together in Aging Research (STAR) Registry, a voluntary registry that connects individuals interested in participating in research studies. Participation is voluntary. Compensation for some studies. Questions? Call 335-7569, email, or visit

Outside UI Health Care

Humanize My Hoodie receives a shoutout from John Legend

A popular Iowa City fashion brand creating sweatshirts bearing the phrase “Humanize My Hoodie” caught 10-time Grammy winner John Legend’s attention on social media, Little Village reports.

City council in Iowa City adopts trap, neuter, return ordinance

People in Iowa City will now be able to trap stray cats, bring them to a veterinarian to get spayed or neutered, and then return them to the public, KCRG reports.

Off the hook: California king salmon rebounds after drought

California fishermen are reporting one of the best salmon fishing seasons in years, thanks to heavy rain and snow that ended the state’s historic drought, The Associated Press reports.

How medicine became the stealth family-friendly profession*

Female doctors are more likely than other professionals to have children and keep working, The New York Times reports.

In soccer’s equal pay suit, a May 2020 trial is ‘good overall,’ says Alex Morgan

Members of the U.S. women’s soccer team began a gender discrimination case against their employer, the U.S. Soccer Federation, NPR reports.

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