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Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019

We are caring for 791 inpatients and have 4,176 outpatient visits today.

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Broadcasts: Need to know

It isn’t spooky or scary: A brief reminder on our Halloween costume policy

Halloween is only a few weeks away, making it a good time to remind individuals working, learning, and volunteering at UI Hospitals & Clinics that the Professional Appearance Policy (HR-03.21) prohibits holiday or event-themed costumes, including Halloween costumes, with the exception of UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

News: In The Loop

Your health care is our priority!

UI Health Care is dedicated to serving the health care needs of our UI family. We have worked diligently to ensure UIChoice members (as well as UISelect members beginning in 2020) can get care easier and faster.

Employee flu vaccination clinic in Fountain Lobby

Have you been putting off getting your flu vaccine? Well today’s your day! The employee flu vaccination clinic will be in the Fountain Lobby (Elevator C, Level 1) until 6:30 p.m. this evening. Stop by to get your free flu vaccine, and make sure you take the flu survey in ReadySet ahead of time.

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.


  • Junior faculty in any department or college who wish to pursue pilot projects broadly related to basic and clinical areas of cancer research can apply for a seed grant from Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center’s American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant. Applications due at noon on Nov. 4.
  • Reach Out. Report. Repeat. It’s that simple! Email to make sure your department’s community benefit efforts are recorded for FY19.

Research volunteers invited

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  • The Departments of Orthopedics and Urology invite adult males who have been experiencing testicular/epididymal/scrotal content pain for longer than 3 months to participate in a research study. Study requires an office visit with urology, four surveys, a physical exam, and X-rays. Call 319-356-2421 to schedule an appointment.

Outside UI Health Care stories

Street closures announced for UI Homecoming Parade

This year’s UI Homecoming Parade is scheduled to kick off at 5:45 p.m. on Friday at the intersection of Washington and Gilbert streets, Little Village Magazine reports.

Eastern Iowa Airport launches crowdfunding campaign for water quality projects

The Eastern Iowa Airport launched a fundraising effort today to fund water quality projects in both Linn and Johnson counties, KCRG reports.

Cyclists weigh options after new ride announced to compete with RAGBRAI

Bicyclists in eastern Iowa are wondering which ride they’ll go on next year after RAGBRAI organizers announced today that they’d be starting their own ride, KCRG reports.

These are the new spacesuits for the first woman and next man on the moon

The suits improve on the technology used in the Apollo suits as well as those currently used by astronauts on the International Space Station, CNN reports.

The world’s first artificial womb for humans

Scientists in the Netherlands say they are within 10 years of developing an artificial womb that could save the lives of premature babies, the BBC reports.

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