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Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019

We are caring for 793 inpatients and have 3,821 outpatient visits today.

High: 78 Low: 59 Partly sunny

High: 78 Low: 63 Partly sunny

Broadcasts: Need to know

UI Health Care FY19: Looking back (and looking ahead)

Fiscal year 2019 was a remarkable year for UI Health Care. Vice President for Medical Affairs Brooks Jackson, MD, MBA, shares highlights from the past year—and outlines challenges and opportunities ahead for FY20.

Blood drive tomorrow, Fountain Lobby

Help us close out summer and ring in the new school year by donating blood at the DeGowin blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow in the Fountain Lobby (Elevator C, Level 1). Due to high usage, the UI DeGowin Blood Center is in need of O negative and O positive blood donors. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Sign up at or call 319-356-2058.

News: In The Loop

UI summer program helps incoming medical students adjust

Starting medical school can be stressful, especially if you are a nontraditional student. To ease these students into their first semester, the Carver College of Medicine established the Introduction to Medical Education at Iowa summer program. This unique program mimics a standard week of classes and covers 30% of the fall curriculum.

Woman pays tribute to the MICU team who cared for her dying fiancé

When her fiancé, Rusty, passed away on April 11, Amber was devastated. She wanted to make sure people remembered him and the people who took such good care of him while he was hospitalized.

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.



  • Parking Ramp 2 will be closed for maintenance from 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, to 3 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19. Vehicles will not be able to enter the ramp after 4 p.m. on Friday, and those not removed by 6 p.m. will be relocated. Questions? Email or call 319-335-1475.
  • The Corridor Business Journal’s annual “Forty under 40” awards recognize 40 leaders under the age of 40 who are making a difference in the Corridor. Nominations will be accepted until Thursday, Aug. 15.
  • UI Dance Marathon allocations applications for fall 2019 (new and renewal) are now available and are due by Aug. 31, 2019. Questions? Email
  • Print a free short story at the new Literary Kiosk in the Janice and Bruce Ellig Children’s Library, on loan from the UI Libraries. Or, contribute your own writing to our kiosk.

Research volunteers invited

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  • Parents and infants are invited to a research study at the UI Department of Psychology. Compensation. Contact Kochanska Child Lab at 319-335-0500 or

Outside UI Health Care

No bus fares, adding Sunday service on the table as Iowa City evaluates transit system*

Iowa City is considering substantial changes to its transit system: Sunday service, expanded hours, and zero fares, The Gazette reports.

New warnings of link between lung disease in teens and e-cigarettes

There are new warnings about a possible link between severe lung disease in teenagers and e-cigarettes and vaping, CBS reports.

Hong Kong protests: Flights resume amid new security measures

Hundreds of flights were cancelled after protesters flooded the terminal buildings, but Hong Kong airport has resumed operations after a night of chaos, BBC reports.

First chlamydia vaccine tested in humans shows early promise

The first chlamydia vaccine to be tested in humans has been shown to be safe and may protect against the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection in the world, NBC reports.

Fantasy football: Mid-round sleeper running backs to target in drafts

The best FantasyPro teams have been calculated, according to Forbes.

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