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Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019

We are caring for 799 inpatients and have 4,540 outpatient visits today.

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Broadcasts: Need to know

UI DeGowin Blood Center in need of donors of Types O-negative and O-positive blood

Due to high usage, the UI DeGowin Blood Center is in need of donors of Types O-negative and O-positive blood. Donate at the Fountain Lobby (Elevator C, Level 1) blood drive tomorrow between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.

News: In The Loop

Critical care in the air

A train accident in small-town Iowa easily could have taken a young father’s life, but a quick response from a UI medical helicopter gave him a fighting chance.

Sato, Shields to receive endowed professorships Nov. 22

UI Health Care faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend an investiture ceremony celebrating the appointment of two endowed professorships in the UI Carver College of Medicine at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, in 2117 MERF.

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in Iowa among nonsmokers

Charles Lynch, MD, PhD, speaks with KCRG about radon and why more people should be aware of the dangerous gas.

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.


  • Be a part of this wonderful tradition at UI Hospitals & Clinics and share the joy of the season by adopting an angel and donating a gift for our patients. The Angel Tree will be in front of the Volunteer Services Office (Elevator F, Level 8) until Dec. 16. Sponsored by the UI Hospitals & Clinics Holiday Committee.
  • Need new glasses? UI Optical is offering 20% off eyewear purchases in November. Locations in Pomerantz Family Pavilion (Elevator L, Level 2) and UI Health Care–Iowa River Landing (Level 2). Call 319-384-9922 for information or 319-356-2852 to schedule an eye exam.
  • UI faculty and staff can work one-on-one with a health coach to help facilitate goals that impact overall well-being. A health coach is a free, confidential, nonjudgmental, and motivational resource.

Research volunteers invited

Find more research studies at

  • Health care providers are invited to participate in a study expanding access to medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorders. Eligible clinicians will complete a free MAT training, which leads to a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine to treat OUD. For details and registration, email

Outside UI Health Care

Iowa researchers help study literacy skills in juvenile-justice schools

The Iowa Reading Research Center is participating in a study that explores interventions for literacy skills of students in juvenile correction centers, The Daily Iowan reports.

Iowa DNR lending a hand to new farmers

The Beginning Farmer Program allows new farmers to plant and harvest on DNR property through a lease, KWWL reports.

Border collie-koolie uses his nose to find koalas affected by Australia bushfires

Bear, the “koala detection dog,” is able to use his nose to sniff out any koalas and help rescue teams find them, ABC News reports.

Breakthrough discovery in plants’ DNA may lead to slowing aging process in humans

Science has identified in the plant kingdom the “missing link” of cellular immortality between human and single-celled animals, CNN reports.

After viral campaign, S. Dakota says its meth problem is deadly serious

Meth use is surging in South Dakota, and the government is desperate to stop a crisis it says is hurting every resident in its rural state, NBC News reports.

LeBron James first player with triple-double vs. all 30 teams

With 25 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists in a win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar became the first player in league history to log a triple-double against all 30 NBA teams, ESPN reports

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