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Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019

We are caring for 787 inpatients and have 4,197 outpatient visits today.


  • What does Suresh Gunasekaran, chief executive officer of UI Hospitals & Clinics, love about Iowa? Find out in his latest post on LinkedIn, and connect with him directly.
  • This week is National Medical Assistant Week. Thank our medical assistants, who are an integral part of our patients’ health care teams, from assisting with check-in to testing and recording tasks in clinics and procedure areas.
  • Radiology images can now be viewed on Epic Haiku and Canto for iOS devices (Apple). To view radiology images, use the PACS Images—Vue Motion link in the Results report.
  • MyChart rack cards are available for order from UI Printing’s Health Care catalog.
  • Halloween is only a few weeks away, making it a good time to remind all individuals working, learning, and volunteering at UI Hospitals & Clinics that the Professional Appearance Policy (HR-03.21) prohibits holiday or event-themed costumes in most areas of the hospital.

Keeping you in The Loop

Cystic fibrosis through the lens of an artist: Finding hope in a seemingly hopeless situation

Joy is available even in trauma. Don’t lose hope.

That’s what artist Dylan Mortimer hopes to convey through his art, depicting his personal struggles with cystic fibrosis. His art exhibit opening is today from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Medical Museum Gallery B (Elevator F, Level 8).

Four UI Health Care employees named to ‘Forty Under 40’ list

Four UI Health Care employees were honored Oct. 17 by the Corridor Business Journal for their inclusion on the annual “Forty Under 40” list: Michael Colburn, MD, MEd, Jeralyn Westercamp, MHA, Luke Leyden, and Arunkumar Modi, MBBS, MPH.

UI honors 2019 Faculty and Staff Awards recipients

Kimberly J. Sprenger, clinical research manager; Heena Olalde, research specialist in neurology; and William John Sharp, MD, vascular surgeon and professor, were among those honored by the UI at its annual Faculty and Staff Awards celebration on Oct. 16.

Student poetry competition winners honored at scholarship luncheon

This fall, with the support of an anonymous donor’s gift, the Carver College of Medicine held a poetry competition for its students with scholarship prizes going to the winners: Allyson Merfeld, Marshall Moyer, and Miranda Schene.

Events: Join us

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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 319-335-7569, email, or visit

Outside UI Health Care

College of Engineering dean search finalists to visit campus for open forums

The UI search committee for the new dean of the College of Engineering has selected four final candidates, Iowa Now reports. The candidates will visit campus from Oct. 29 to Nov. 12.

Vaping devices now accepted during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Law enforcement will accept vaping pens and cartridges during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, KCRG reports.

Scientists taught rats to drive little rat-sized cars, and it could advance human mental health treatment

Rats have learned how to drive and steer their own tiny cars in exchange for Froot Loops, CNN reports.

Auto-brewery syndrome caused man to produce alcohol in his gut, act drunk

The rare condition happens when “gut disturbances,” including antibiotic use, allow certain fermenting fungi or bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract to grow unchecked, NBC News reports.

Nationals beat Astros 12-3 in game 2 of the 2019 World Series

The Nationals lead 2-0 as the best-of-seven series heads for Washington, D.C., tomorrow night, NPR reports.

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