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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

We are caring for 740 inpatients and have 4,404 outpatient visits today.

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Broadcasts: Need to know

O-negative blood donors needed

Due to a dramatic increase in the demand for O-negative blood, the DeGowin Blood Center (Elevator B, Level 2) is in need of O-negative donors. Please call 319-356-2058 or visit to schedule an appointment.

Executive Leadership Academy accepting applications

The UI Health Care Executive Leadership Academy is now accepting applications for the 2019–20 academy year. Applications are due April 26. The academy is targeted at current and high-potential leaders desiring skills to lead in an academic health care environment.

News: In The Loop

Wall of Scholarship dedication today

Everyone is invited to attend the dedication of the UI Carver College of Medicine Wall of Scholarship from 4 to 5 p.m. today in the EMRB Atrium, established to highlight biomedical research and faculty members who have made significant contributions to their fields of research.

100 Great Iowa Nurses announced for 2019

Congratulations to all of our 13 nurses honored this year by the 100 Great Iowa Nurses program! Thank you for all you do to provide outstanding patient-focused care every day. (Pictured: Amy Bowman, Rhonda Evans, and Erin Springer)

Jane Lindsay Miller to lead Office of Consultation and Research in Medical Education

Jane Lindsay Miller, PhD, has been named director of the UI Carver College of Medicine Office of Consultation and Research in Medical Education (OCRME) and clinical associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine. She will join the college March 11.

NIH director Walter Koroshetz to speak

Come see Walter Koroshetz, MD, the director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, present “NIH and the Taxpayers Investment in Neuroscience” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2117 MERF.

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.


  • Epic upgrade tip: With the Epic upgrade March 9, outpatient prescriptions support ordering medications with multiple dosages; for example, if the patient needs to take 20 mg of a prescription for 4 days, then decrease to 10 mg for 4 days. You can place just one order with the taper/ramp up. Instructions will be combined in 1 sig. Tapers are not an option for inpatient medication orders.
  • Hospital-wide Moderate and Deep Procedural Sedation Program compliance education modules and tests have been moved to ICON and the CQ system. Automated system notifications will occur for those affected. Questions? Contact
  • Grant opportunities: The Division of Sponsored Programs can help you create a custom search for grant opportunities based on the Grant Bulletin. Email

Research volunteers invited

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  • The Department of Psychology is recruiting volunteers ages 18 to 75 for language perception studies. Must be native English speakers and have normal/corrected to normal vision. Compensation. For more information, email

Outside UI Health Care

Coralville Public Library to host youth job fair

Multiple groups are teaming up to provide a one-stop opportunity for job seekers, KWWL reports.

New 4,000-mile bike trail will cut through Iowa*

The Cedar Valley Nature Trail would be one of 12 gateway trails that would anchor a proposed 4,000-mile national bike trail, The Gazette reports.

Local brewery giving away leftover grain to help farmers

Exile Brewing Company of Des Moines gives the leftover grain from brewing their beer to farmers to use as livestock feed, KCCI reports.

Mardi Gras: The most fun you’ll have with a history lesson

According to historians, festivities resembling Mardi Gras go back thousands of years to ancient Roman festivals celebrating the harvest season, CNN reports.

UK patient ‘free’ of HIV after stem cell treatment

The London patient, who was being treated for cancer, has been in remission from HIV for 18 months and is no longer taking HIV drugs, BBC reports.

Iowa Hawkeyes generating buzz at the NFL combine

Four Hawkeyes competed in the NFL combine, and each drew plenty of buzz following solid outings in Indianapolis, The Daily Iowan reports.

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