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Wednesday, March 29, 2023

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UI Health Care faculty, students among recipients of Discovery and Innovation Awards

Six individuals from UI Health Care are among the 18 exceptional researchers, scholars, innovators, students, and administrators recognized by the 2023 Discovery and Innovation Awards program.

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Become a better writer: Your cheat sheet for UI Health Care

Is there always an ampersand in UI Hospitals & Clinics? What are the correct abbreviations for the organization? These editorial style tips will help keep your UI Health Care writing strong, consistent, and on-brand.


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Looking to improve your heart health? We’ve put together some easy tips.

In the spotlight

Get ready to celebrate UI Health Care Week 2023, starting Monday, May 8! Your dedication to the continued growth and expertise of UI Health Care means we plan to mark the occasion with a theme that celebrates the work “You & I” do every day.

There will be giveaways, a complimentary meal, surprise guests, discounts, and more. Look to The Loop for more information in the coming weeks as we finalize the schedule of activities and events.


Today’s inpatients: 772
Today’s outpatient visits: 4,472

Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info

Research volunteers invited

  • Adults with Achilles tendinopathy are invited to participate in a study where they undergo exercise, ultrasound imaging, and blood draws. Compensation provided.

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Outside UI Health Care

Willie Ray Fairley heading to Mississippi to feed storm victims

Cedar Rapids restaurant owner Willie Ray Fairley—who’s become known for his willingness to provide food for those affected by natural disasters—plans to serve up hot meals in Mississippi, KCRG reports.

Old Spaghetti Works in Des Moines suddenly closes for good

No reason has been given as to why Old Spaghetti Works closed Monday night after more than 40 years in business,  WHO-13 reports.

Scientists identify secret ingredient in Leonardo da Vinci paintings

A new study found famous painters Leonardo da Vinci, Sandro Botticelli, and Rembrandt may have used proteins like egg yolk in their oil paintings, CNN reports.

Iowa women’s basketball’s 1993 Final Four squad has high hopes for the 2023 team

The 1993 Iowa women’s basketball team—who last led the Hawkeyes to the Final Four—believes the 2023 team has what it takes to go the distance, The Daily Iowan reports.

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