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Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019

We are caring for 761 inpatients and have 4,115 outpatient visits today.

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News: In The Loop

The incredible view behind our CTs, MRIs

Spend some time talking with radiologist Maheen Rajput, MD, about diagnostic scans, and there’s a good chance she’ll not only mention the state-of-the art technology at UI Hospitals & Clinics, but also our highly trained technologists.

Meet grad student Ellen Kiser

“When I interviewed at Iowa I knew it was the right fit! The faculty and students were welcoming and kind, and made me feel like I belonged here.” Ellen Kiser is pursuing a PhD in microbiology.

Working to better understand what leads to suicide

Virginia Willour, PhD, recently received a grant from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to investigate the biology of suicidal behavior. This is National Suicide Prevention Week.


  • The Joint Commission is on-site: How is your area improving patient safety? What are your performance improvement initiatives (CLABSI, CAUTI, hand hygiene, etc.)? Remember to use two patient identifiers. How do you prevent falls? How do you prevent alarm fatigue? How do you care for a suicidal patient? Brush up: Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals

Research volunteers invited

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  • Healthy male, college graduates, ages 38–47 and 50–60 are invited to participate in a research study of normal brain structure and function. Email

Outside UI Health Care

Provost Fuentes on staying true to yourself

New UI provost Montserrat Fuentes says her leadership style is collaborative, that she wants people to be the best version of themselves, Iowa Now reports.

UI ROTC hosts fifth annual 9/11 stair climb memorial on campus

UI ROTC hosted its fifth annual stair climbing 9/11 remembrance event, with students and veterans alike sharing their perspectives on and memories of the attack, The Daily Iowan reports.

Christine Grant Elementary opens its doors to students in North Liberty

Named for former UI women’s athletic director Christine Grant, ICCSD’s new elementary school is home to 500 students in North Liberty, The Daily Iowan reports.

Some states say they’ll keep fighting Purdue Pharma in court

Courtroom showdowns still face OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and the family that owns it, after a tentative settlement was reached yesterday with thousands of local governments, The Associated Press reports.

Water detected in atmosphere of potentially habitable super-Earth

Astronomers have peered into the atmosphere of an exoplanet—a planet outside our solar system—and discovered water vapor and temperatures that could potentially support life, CNN reports.

Ohio State can’t trademark the word “the,” patent office says

Ohio State University has failed to trademark the word “the,” in its wish to be formally called “The Ohio State University,” CBS News reports.

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