Keeping you in The Loop
UI surgeon performs high-tech iris repair
After a sliver of steel went through Larry Molyneux’s right eye, he met with Christopher Sales, MD, MPH, ophthalmologist and surgeon, who used new technology to repair Molyneux’s eye with an artificial iris implant.
5 ways to help keep our campus safe
A few simple steps can make a big difference in keeping our campus safe. We’ve put together five things every UI Health Care employee can do to help maintain a safe environment.
- Is there someone who is making a positive difference in the results your workplace is achieving? Nominate them for the Improving Our Workplace Award.
- Patients should use UI QuickCare or UI Urgent Care clinics when applicable and save the emergency room for those with life-threatening conditions.
- Project ADAM: Iowa Heartland provides free AED (automated external defibrillator) and CPR training and education to schools and other community organizations as well as assisting in putting emergency action plans in place to respond to sudden cardiac arrest.
Each of us experience situations that impact our mental health. We’ve put together a list of resources available to faculty, staff, and students, as individuals or teams.
In the spotlight
Have a sore throat? A fever? Maybe you woke up feeling congested?
Employees experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms should use the MyChart self-checker or call the University Employee Health Clinic at 319-356-3631, option 3.
By the numbers
Total inpatients: 829 today
Total outpatient visits: 4,471 today
C-19 adult inpatients: 19 yesterday, 79 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 0 yesterday, 1 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 22% yesterday, 22% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 24 yesterday, 197 to date
Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 4 yesterday, 7,546 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 0 yesterday, 15,794 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 0 yesterday, 15,670 to date
Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info
Research volunteers invited
- Children with ADHD ages 4 to 12 prescribed stimulant medication and exhibiting disruptive behavior are invited to participate in research evaluating behavior and choices. Compensation provided. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find more research studies at uihc.org/studies.
Events: Join us
- ‘Prenatal stress and the developing brain: From maternal microbes to offspring microglia,’ noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, via Zoom.
- 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Lecture: noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, in Prem Sahai Auditorium.
Outside UI Health Care
Iowa City bus project looking for artists
An Iowa City art project wants emerging artists to design, fabricate, and install a new bus stop bench along Highway 6 East, Iowa’s News Now reports.
Cyberattack keeps Iowa’s largest school district closed
Officials canceled classes for 30,000 students for a second day as technicians scrambled to protect data and restore the computer system, Iowa’s News Now reports.
Girl finds megalodon shark tooth on Maryland beach
Wading in knee-deep waters, Molly Sampson found a tooth belonging to the now-extinct Otodus megalodon shark species, BBC News reports.
Rare, green comet to pass by Earth starting this week
The comet is expected to pass by Earth this week and will be visible in the night sky for nearly a month, ABC News reports.
Magnotta named to US U–21 Women’s National Team
UI field hockey redshirt freshman Mia Magnotta has been selected to the 2023 U.S. U-21 Women’s National Team, Hawkeye Sports reports.
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