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Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020

We are caring for 806 inpatients and have 4,026 outpatient visits today.

High: 35 Low: 4 Mostly cloudy

High: 17 Low: 7 Mostly sunny

Broadcasts: Need to know

Thank you for your response to our winter weather

Thank you to all faculty and staff for keeping our hospitals and clinics running despite the challenging weather conditions today. Safety is our top priority, and we’d like to extend our appreciation to those staff who stayed late to ensure patient care and hospital services continued until relief arrived.

Blood drive tomorrow, Fountain Lobby

The UI DeGowin Blood Center is in critical need of Types O-negative and O-positive whole blood donors. Donate from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow in the Fountain Lobby (Elevator C, Level 1) or visit the UI DeGowin Blood Center (Elevator B, Level 2). To sign up for an appointment, visit or call 319-356-2058.

News: In The Loop

New UI Urgent Care, Occupational Health now open in Coralville

UI Health Care has opened a new UI Urgent Care Clinic at 2591 Holiday Road in Coralville, along with a new location for Occupational Health.

Shinozaki receives $3.1 million grant for study on epigenetics of psychiatric disorders

Gen Shinozaki, MD, was awarded a five-year, $3.1 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study the correlation of epigenetic marks between human brain tissue and peripheral tissues.

UI Hospitals & Clinics expects better culture to bring better results*

What is a “just” culture? CEO Suresh Gunasekaran explains to The Gazette: It’s how we improve outcomes.

*Subscription service, limited access

Candidate for Stead Family Department of Pediatrics chair and department executive officer

The next candidate is Fred S. Lamb, MD, PhD, who will present “The Topography of Reactive Oxygen Signaling: How Do Redox Signals Cross Membranes?” from noon to 1 p.m. tomorrow in the Pediatric Conference Center, 2415 JCP (Elevator F, Level 2).

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.


  • Apply now for the Iowa Family Leadership Training Institute, a special leadership opportunity for parents of children ages 3 to 19 with special health care needs. Learn more at or contact or 319-356-8637.
  • Nominations are open for the 2020 Discovery and Innovation Awards. See the award categories, nomination instructions, and criteria. Nominations are due Feb. 4.
  • “Warm the Sole” sock drive is on Level 1 near Elevator E until Jan. 31. Buy an extra pair of socks while you’re out shopping and donate them for local nonprofits.
  • Are you prepared for the flu? The UI Health Care pharmacies are here to help, with a 20% discount on many over-the-counter products with the presentation of an employee badge (when possible) or validation in the university directory at checkout.

Research volunteers invited

Find more research studies at

  • Children with AD/HD between 4 and 12 years prescribed stimulant medication and exhibiting disruptive behavior are invited to participate in research evaluating behavior and choices. Compensation. Questions? Contact Matthew O’Brien at or 319-384-9827.

Outside UI Health Care

Athletes celebrate end of Special Olympics Winter Games

Athletes celebrated at the Grand River Center in Dubuque last night, wrapping up two days of competition in the Winter Games of the Iowa Special Olympics, KCRG reports.

Cedar Rapids Ice Arena gets a new name, partnership with Chicago Blackhawks

The Cedar Rapids City Council approved a naming rights agreement at its Jan. 14 meeting under which the city will receive $500,000 from ImOn Communications over the next five years, Little Village Magazine reports.

Mississippi River expected to rapidly rise as dam threatens to fail

Authorities have activated an “emergency watch” and closed the gates of the Steele Bayou control structure yesterday as high-water forecasts threaten the Mississippi River, CNN reports.

In Philippines, volcano is quieter, but officials renew warnings for people to leave

Mass evacuations continued today in the Philippines under the shadow of a volcanic plume that blotted out the sun and spread ash across much of the country’s most populous island, NPR reports.

Garza leads the way in Iowa’s win over Northwestern

The Hawkeyes men’s basketball team improved their conference record to 3-3 with a 75-62 victory over the Wildcats, The Daily Iowan reports.

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