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Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020

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  • Submissions are now being accepted for the fall 2020 issue of The Examined Life Journal. The editors seek fiction, nonfiction, and poetry dealing with any aspect of health, disease, or the human condition. Deadline is April 1.
  • The entire pneumatic tube system on the UI Hospitals & Clinics campus will be offline for approximately eight hours starting at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12, and is expected to be operational by 4 a.m. on Monday, Jan, 13. UI Health Care–Iowa River Landing is not impacted by the shutdown.
  • The newborn nursery protocol will be live starting Tuesday, Jan. 14. Newborn nursery providers will no longer be entering routine newborn orders for well newborn babies, including late preterm infants. This will be done by OB and newborn nursing.

News: In The Loop

Q&A: UI Hospitals & Clinics CEO sees need for community care network across Iowa*

CEO Suresh Gunasekaran spoke with Modern Healthcare recently about the demands of our market, the communities we serve, and why our organization is unique.

*Subscription service, limited access

Listen to UI staff and alum discuss LGBT+ language on podcast

Did you know that several of our alum host a podcast called the Woman Centered Health Podcast? On their 30th episode, they talk with UI nursing lecturer Francis Kuehnle, RN-BC, MSN, about providing improved care to patients in the LGBT+ community, centering the conversation around language and pronoun usage.

New midwifery clinic opening in Cedar Rapids

UI Health Care opens a new midwifery clinic location in Cedar Rapids this week. This clinic will provide pregnancy care and general women’s health care to patients in the Cedar Rapids area.

Downtown banners showcase UI student researchers

From decoding the brain’s clock to uncovering causes of Parkinson’s, Carver College of Medicine students are engaged in groundbreaking research and are now featured with other UI student researchers across campus in this year’s Dare to Discover banner campaign.

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.

  • Frontiers in Pediatric Research Seminar: Suneet Agarwal, MD, PhD, noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, Pediatric Conference Center, 2415 JCP (Elevator F, Level 2)
  • Men’s Health Seminar: The impact of weightlifting and high-impact activities on your pelvic floor, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping, 2761 Oakdale Blvd Suite #1, Coralville
  • 2020 Sarcoma Symposium: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, 2117 MERF

Research volunteers invited

Find more research studies at

  • The Departments of Orthopedics and Urology invite adult males who have been experiencing testicular/epididymal/scrotal content pain for longer than 3 months to participate in a research study. Study requires an office visit with urology, four surveys, a physical exam, and X-rays. Call 319-356-2421 to schedule an appointment.

Outside UI Health Care

A snapshot of Iowa in 2019

Take a look back at the memorable moments of 2019, a year when the university built on excellence in the classroom, in the lab, and in the community, Iowa Now reports.

Iowa City Landfill expands hazardous household materials drop-off hours

A lot of trash enters the Iowa City Landfill, KCRG reports. Nearly 127,000 tons of it got put into the ground during the last fiscal year and in that, some hazardous household materials slipped by.

CDC says this flu season could be just as deadly as last year’s

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that this year’s flu season is shaping up to be as bad as last year’s, KCRG reports.

Australia’s deadly wildfires are showing no signs of stopping. Here’s what you need to know

Australia is being ravaged by the worst wildfires seen in decades, with large swathes of the country devastated since the fire season began in late July, CNN reports.

Some military families are caught off guard as thousands of troops get called up for Middle East deployment

More than 3,000 service members are set to be deployed to the Middle East as tensions rise following the killing of an Iranian general by the U.S., CNN reports.

Toussaint named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

Joe Toussaint, a guard on the Hawkeye men’s basketball team, was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week yesterday, The Daily Iowan reports.

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