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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

We are caring for 737 inpatients and have 4,302 outpatient visits today.

High: 72 Low: 56 Partly sunny

High: 71 Low: 48 Scattered showers

Broadcasts: Need to know

VPMA Focus Forum today to provide UI Health Care financial overview

UI Vice President for Medical Affairs Brooks Jackson, MD, MBA, will host a Focus Forum for UI Health Care employees from noon to 1 p.m. today in the John H. Staley East Room (Elevator D, Level 8), with Brad Haws, MBA, associate vice president and chief financial officer.

Can’t get there in person? Watch it live streamed. Questions may be submitted in advance to

Measles: Protect your patients, your colleagues, and you

Learn more about the symptoms and the recommended treatment if measles is suspected in your patients.

Cable TV outage tomorrow morning

The main hospital complex will experience a CATV video outage from midnight to 6 a.m. tomorrow morning. In-house channels 104–129 will still be available. Questions? Call the HCIS Help Desk at 319-356-0001.

News: In The Loop

Culturally Responsive Health Care Conference in Iowa 2019 set for May 31

The 2019 Culturally Responsive Health Care in Iowa Conference will be held on Friday, May 31, at the UI College of Public Health Building.

KCRG health expert: Thoracic outlet syndrome

Maen Aboul Hosn, MD, a vascular surgeon at UI Hospitals & Clinics, talks about thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) and its symptoms, KCRG reports.

Student spotlight: Meet Jennie Yujia Liu

Jennie Yujia Liu is a biomedical science graduate student studying pharmacology. She is researching how changes in the mitochondria play a role in neurodegeneration in diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.


Research volunteers invited

Find more research studies at

  • The College of Pharmacy Dermatology Lab seeks volunteers aged 18 to 50 who identify as an ethnic minority with a BMI of greater than 30 kg/m2 to participate in a study on skin repair. Compensation. Complete this survey to begin participation:

Outside UI Health Care

liveWELL: Avid gardener’s plants grow, even when it’s snowing

Carole Kern took her gardening indoors, growing everything from lettuce to lemons, Iowa Now reports.

UI students turn trash into powerful artwork

Using plastics from trash cans, backyards, and city streets, two graphic design students partnered to create artwork to send a message about our impact on the environment, The Daily Iowan reports.

Measles case confirmed in Iowa*

A northeastern Iowan was confirmed to be infected with measles over the weekend, The Gazette reports. The individual was unvaccinated and recently had returned from Israel, where a measles outbreak has occurred.

Iowa ranks third in structurally deficient bridges

A recent survey of bridges has named Iowa as having the third-highest percentage of structurally deficient bridges in the nation that need to be repaired, The Daily Iowan reports.

What we know about the Notre Dame fire so far

A massive blaze at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris devastated large parts of the 850-year-old church yesterday, CNN reports.

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