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Thursday, March 14, 2019

We are caring for 774 inpatients and have 3,859 outpatient visits today.

High: 52 Low: 31 Rain

High: 39 Low: 23 Breezy

Broadcasts: Need to know

Lean Improvement Model for Health Care Training dates set

Register now for the Lean Improvement Model for Health Care training, with two-day sessions to choose from in May, June, October, and November. This highly interactive course teaches and simulates Lean concepts for problem-solving, as well as identifying and initiating improvements.

Epic upgrade: Did you know?

With the new Epic, reconcile orders for discharge faster and more easily with home medications and inpatient medications side-by-side on a single screen. Learn more on the Epic upgrade site.

News: In The Loop

Match Day spotlight: Robert Humble anticipates pathology match

Rob Humble, M4, knew becoming a physician would allow him to make a meaningful impact on the lives of others, and a career in pathology was the perfect fit. Good luck, Rob. we can’t wait to see where you get matched! Match Day is tomorrow at 11 a.m. in MERF or watch live on Facebook.

Illinois-Iowa study points to promising CF treatment

New research findings suggest a small drug molecule that’s already approved to treat fungal diseases can correct lung and airway problems caused by cystic fibrosis (CF) by restoring key defense mechanisms against infections that are disrupted by CF.

Happy National Patient Safety Awareness Week

Health Care systems across the nation are celebrating Patient Safety Awareness Week. It encourages everyone, from clinicians to patients, to learn more about health care safety. UI Hospitals & Clinics will observe Patient Safety Awareness Week from April 29 to May 3. Stay tuned during that time to learn more and to celebrate the patient safety work already being done!

Medical assistant job fair

Job seekers interested in medical assistant (MA) positions are invited to attend the Partners in Care Job Fair from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 13, on the top floor of UI Health Care–Iowa River Landing, 105 East 9th Street, in Coralville.

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.


Research volunteers invited

Find more research studies at

  • Individuals 18 years and older who are fluent in English are invited to participate in an online survey study regarding sensitivity to normal daily sensations and painful stimuli. Participate in a survey for a chance to win a gift card. Email or call 319-353-5342 for details.

Outside UI Health Care

UI grad student breaks dissertation boundaries

UI PhD candidate Anna Williams created her dissertation in a podcast format, which she will defend in May, The Daily Iowan reports.

Get in sync with ‘Nature’s Rhythms’ at the Spring Physics Demo Show

The UI Department of Physics and Astronomy will host a public talk titled “Nature’s Rhythms,” Little Village Magazine reports.

Iowa City Downtown District taking applications for new nighttime mayor

The Iowa City Downtown District established the position in 2017 to provide advocacy and support for the city’s downtown nightlife, offerings, and the businesses that support them, KCRG reports.

A ‘bomb cyclone’ thwacks the central US

A satellite image shows a powerful storm system heading east across the U.S. expected to bring high winds, snow, and rain in the coming days, NPR reports.

World’s longest passenger plane debuts

The 252-foot-long Boing 777X is designed to seat up to 425 passengers in two classes and fly routes of 7,600 nautical miles, CNN reports.

Wieskamp prepped for first postseason as Hawkeyes take Chicago

Joe Wieskamp will prepare to play Illinois in his first Big Ten tournament as the Hawkeyes look to get back on track, The Daily Iowan reports.

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