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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

We are caring for 757 inpatients and have 4,252 outpatient visits today.

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Broadcasts: Need to know

Reminder: Conflict of interests disclosure requirements due April 30

All 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.

Two new forms of payment now accepted: Financing option and bank accounts

Patient Financial Services has recently added two new options for patients to pay for their health care expenses: a financing option that helps patients get financial assistance in the form of a loan, and patient bank account information as payment at clinical service locations.

News: In The Loop

Watch: Jackson, Haws discuss finances, capital at VPMA Focus Forum

Growth in the patient care enterprise will be key to UI Health Care remaining a “destination” academic health system and meeting its three-part mission of education, research, and patient care. That was the takeaway from Brooks Jackson, MD, MBA, and Brad Haws, MBA, from yesterday’s VPMA Focus Forum.

Jodi Graff recognized with Diversity Catalyst Award

For all her contributions toward diversity and inclusion at the UI, Jodi Graff, administrative director of the UI Carver College of Medicine Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, was presented with a 2019 UI Diversity Catalyst Award.

Boudreau receives $1.9M grant

Ryan Boudreau, PhD, was awarded a five-year $1.9M NIH R01 to further study the cardiovascular effects of a gene that affects heartbeat.

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Outside UI Health Care

UI College of Nursing will launch an online registered nurse apprenticeship program

The UI College of Nursing will use a $150,000 grant from Iowa Workforce Development to begin a registered-nurse apprenticeship, The Daily Iowan reports.

UI student improving the health of his hometown

Dillon Constant is working with his hometown of Newton, Iowa, through a partnership between the community, the UI, and Grinnell College intended to develop community-based programs that support and promote health and obesity prevention, Iowa Now reports.

Celebrating 10 years of Cedar Rapids EcoFest

Cedar Rapids EcoFest will be celebrating its 10th year of sharing eco-friendly festivities, educational activities, and strategies for Eastern Iowa residents to live more earth-conscious lives, Little Village Magazine reports.

Iowa House passes autonomous vehicle bill

The Iowa House passed a bill yesterday regulating self-operating vehicles in the state, KCRG reports.

New ‘added sugars’ labeling could save money and improve health

The Food and Drug Administration’s new mandatory rules requiring labels on all packaged foods and drinks to indicate the presence of added sugars could have substantial health and cost saving benefits in the U.S. over the next two decades, NPR reports.

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