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Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023

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Today: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Lecture at noon

Keeping you in The Loop

UI Health Care to address health care access gap in southeast Iowa City

UI Health Care is addressing the health care access gap in Iowa City’s southeast neighborhood by planning more primary care services in this underserved area. In addition, the planned southeast Iowa City facility will enhance the university’s ability to train future physicians to help address the shortage of physicians across the state as well as conduct medical research.  

What you should know about XBB. 1.5, the latest COVID-19 variant*

With a new variant on the horizon, Karen Brust, MD, hospital epidemiologist, emphasizes the protection provided by the bivalent COVID-19 booster, The Des Moines Register reports.

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Social shout-out

“Every one of the staff I have met goes above and beyond for the children at the hospital. I am so grateful for all the staff!”

–@uihealthcare Facebook comment #UIHCStrong

By the numbers

Patient-related care

Total inpatients: 805 today
Total outpatient visits: 4,334 today

C-19 adult inpatients: 19 yesterday, 104 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 0 yesterday, 2 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 30% yesterday, 21% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 26 yesterday, 309 to date

Employee-specific data

Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 4 yesterday, 7,568 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

  • Adult volunteers are invited to a research study to undergo a finger stick to determine if they are a cystic fibrosis carrier or potential control. Compensation provided.

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Outside UI Health Care

UI Nonfiction Writing Program house to open spring 2023

The Nonfiction Writing Program house—the latest addition to the “writers’ neighborhood” on the corner of North Clinton and Church Street—will host classes for both undergraduate and graduate students, The Daily Iowan reports.

Wintry mix arrives late afternoon for slick evening drive

Plan for a potentially slick evening commute as a winter storm starts to move through the area this afternoon, with precipitation expected after 3 p.m., KCRG reports.

Argentine corn field planted with face of World Cup winner

Lionel Messi—who led his team to victory in the World Cup—has been immortalized in Argentina with tributes ranging from tattoos to murals to a specially designed corn field, Reuters reports.

Northwestern–Iowa basketball game will not be played

This evening’s men’s basketball game between Iowa and Northwestern will not be played due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols within the Northwestern program, Hawkeye Sports reports.

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