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Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019

We are caring for 756 inpatients and have 4,011 outpatient visits today.

High: 58 Low: 39 Sunny

High: 68 Low: 51 Mostly sunny


  • Do you know a staff member or team that is making a positive difference in the results your workplace is achieving? Nominate them for an Improving Our Workplace Award (I.O.W.A.) by Nov. 1.
  • There is currently road construction on 9th Street in Coralville along UI Health Care–Iowa River Landing, until Friday, Nov. 22. Please plan for extra travel time. The traffic pattern has been changed to allow for better traffic flow.
  • During home football games, beginning one hour before kickoff until 30 minutes after the game ends, Level 12 of UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital is reserved solely for eligible pediatric patients, their parents, and siblings.

News: In The Loop

Walk-in mammography screenings at Breast Imaging Center during October

UI Health Care’s Breast Imaging Center has walk-in mammography screenings during October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You don’t need an appointment. Just walk in and we’ll get you screened.

Gifted students with autism find an intellectual oasis in Iowa

Hanna Stevens, MD, PhD, is studying the links between early brain development and disorders such as autism in conjunction with the Belin-Blank Center at the UI College of Education, NPR reports.

Suicide prevention training now available to faculty, staff, and students

People in distress often turn to those they know rather than seek professional help. Learn how you can help reduce suicide by signing up for online training that will prepare you to lead conversations with people who may be in distress.

William Synan recognized by American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

William Synan, DDS, was recently recognized with the 2019 Daniel M. Laskin Award for Outstanding Predoctoral Educator in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons annual meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.

Events: Join us

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Research volunteers invited

Find more research studies at

  • U.S. Citizens invited for research study: online morality survey followed by magnetic resonance brain scanning. Up to an hour in the scanner and thirty minutes outside. Compensation. For screening, email

Outside UI Health Care

Ears through the years: Iowa’s Homecoming corn monument

Nothing says Homecoming at Iowa quite like an enormous edifice covered in corn, Iowa Now reports.

Wet soil and first freeze impact harvest

The first freeze of the season did hit Iowa’s crops, and despite the dryer weather, wet field conditions only gave farmers about three days to harvest, KCRG reports.

95% of tested baby foods in the US contain toxic metals, report says

Tests of 168 baby foods from major manufacturers in the U.S. found 95% contained lead, 73% arsenic, 75% cadmium, and 32% mercury, CNN reports.

California to unveil earthquake alert system today

The warnings will be issued in two ways: a cellphone app called MyShake and the more traditional wireless notification system that sends out Amber Alerts, NPR reports.

Tamborski named B1G Diver of the Week

For a second consecutive week, UI sophomore Sam Tamborski is the Big Ten Diver of the Week, Hawkeye Sports reports.

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