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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

We are caring for 755 inpatients and have 4,200 outpatient visits today.

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Broadcasts: Need to know

Four ways to protect yourself from phishing

The UI email system receives more than 2.5 million messages per day, but about 69 percent never reach inboxes. Screening systems flag them as spam or scams—they’re discarded before they can do harm. But some deceptive and dangerous emails slip through. That’s why it’s essential to recognize email phishing scams and take proactive steps to protect yourself.

News: In The Loop

U.S. News ranks physician assistant program No. 1 in ‘Best Graduate Schools’ listing

In its latest edition of “Best Graduate Schools,” U.S. News & World Report ranks the Carver College of Medicine in the following:

  • Physician Assistant: No. 1
  • Family Medicine: No. 19
  • Internal Medicine: No. 22
  • Primary Care: No. 26
  • Research: No. 38

Also, see how other colleges at the UI are ranked.

UI neuroendocrine tumor program earns high European distinction

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is the first U.S. cancer center to be designated a Neuroendocrine Tumor Center of Excellence by the European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society.

Medical faculty honored at awards banquet

Ten UI Carver College of Medicine faculty members were honored for their work at the college’s Faculty Awards Banquet, held March 6 at Brown Deer Golf and Country Club in Coralville.

Events: Join us

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  • Epic upgrade: Did you know? With the new Epic, the open hours of each pharmacy now appear as part of the pharmacy header in the pharmacy association form. This feature will always be accurate for UI pharmacies, but we can’t guarantee accuracy for external pharmacies beyond what has been communicated to SureScripts. Some may say Open 24 hours or Not Open 24 hours instead of exact hours. Learn more on the Epic upgrade site.
  • UI Health Care faculty, P&S and SEIU staff, and Merit exempt employees with 50 percent or greater appointments need to complete an annual Disclosure of Outside Professional Activities and Interests in the eCOI system by Tuesday, April 30.
  • Are you a nursing mother? Become a milk donor for the Mother’s Milk Bank of Iowa. Make a difference with every ounce that you donate for the babies (many of whom are sick, born prematurely). Please contact Kelsey Smith at 319-384-9930 or

Research volunteers invited

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  • Older adults with chronic musculoskeletal pain are invited to participate in a study about virtual reality. Compensation. Contact Lynn Nakad at or 262-994-4016.

Outside UI Health Care

UI research advances understanding of how children learn words

UI researchers are partnering with school districts in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City to enroll elementary-age children in research to better understand how they identify and recognize words, Iowa Now reports.

Iowa City Downtown District honors influential women in the city

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Iowa City Downtown District is honoring an influential woman in the community on its social media pages every day throughout March, The Daily Iowan reports.

Johnson County considers expansion of ordinance to ban e-cigarettes in some areas

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors is set to make a decision March 27 on the proposal to expand the current ordinance banning tobacco cigarettes to include the use of e-cigarettes, CBS 2 reports.

Risk of flooding increases as rain, warmer temperatures move in

The next system will bring rain and wind to eastern Iowa over the next several days in addition to some of the warmest air the area has seen in the last four months, KCRG reports.

Meet Tengai, the job interview robot who won’t judge you

The world’s first robot designed to carry out unbiased job interviews is being tested by Swedish recruiters, BBC reports.

Marinelli wins title, Hawkeye wrestlers finish 3rd at Big Ten championships

Iowa wrestling finished third in the team standings behind Ohio State and champion Penn State, KWWL reports.

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