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Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022

Keeping you in The Loop

Meet graduates of the Physician Assistant Program Class of 2022

This Friday, the newest group of physician assistants will graduate from the Carver College of Medicine’s Physician Assistant (PA) Program. Members of the Class of 2022 sat down for a Q&A to reflect on their time in PA school.

Bone Health Clinic keeps patients from falling through the cracks

UI Health Care’s Bone Health Clinic is designed to meet patients’ needs for coordinated diagnostic and preventative bone health services.

It’s not too late to vaccinate

This is the final week of our annual flu vaccination campaign. All employees and volunteers are required to participate in the campaign. You must receive the influenza vaccine or decline it in ReadySet to comply.


Today's tip

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, use the MyChart self-checker or call the University Employee Health Clinic at 319-356-3631, option 3.

By the numbers

Patient-related care

Total inpatients: 799 today
Total outpatient visits: 4,767 today

C-19 adult inpatients: 21 yesterday, 1,658 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 2 yesterday, 208 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 28% yesterday, 35% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 45 yesterday, 15,834 to date

Employee-specific data

Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 17 yesterday, 7,227 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 0 yesterday, 15,790 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 0 yesterday, 15,693 to date

Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info

Research volunteers invited

  • Women who have delivered a baby in the past 1–4 years are invited to participate in a study investigating preeclampsia and future health. Compensation provided. Link to for information.

Find more research studies at

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Outside UI Health Care

Some Iowa communities are getting high-speed internet service upgrades

Neighborhoods across the state are getting fiber optic upgrades to their infrastructure, Iowa’s News Now reports.

Houston lifts boil-water order affecting more than 2 million

The boil order had been in effect since Sunday, when a power outage at a purification plant caused pressure to drop, the Associated Press reports.

WHO renames monkeypox as ‘mpox’

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced yesterday that “mpox” is now the preferred name for monkeypox, CNN reports.

Spanish coastguard finds stowaways on ship rudder

Three stowaways have been found sitting on the rudder of a ship after it completed an 11-day voyage from Nigeria, BBC News reports.

Iowa men’s basketball prepared to host Georgia Tech

The Hawkeyes take on the Yellow Jackets at home tonight as part of the final edition of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, The Daily Iowan reports.

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