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Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019

We are caring for 784 inpatients and have 4,275 outpatient visits today.

Broadcasts: Need to know

Planned service interruption for fingerprint scanning on Oct. 24

Fingerprint scanning for electronic prescribing of controlled substances will not be available from 6 to 7 a.m. tomorrow. During this time, prescriptions for controlled substances will need to be printed. If you have questions or experience problems as a result of this event, please call the Help Desk at 319-356-0001.

Keeping you in The Loop

Our newest UI Physicians Clinical Award winners

The 2019 UI Physicians Clinical Awards were recently awarded to David Bedell, MD, Muneera Kapadia, MD, Alicia Gerke, MD, MBA, Noelle Bowdler, MD, Dionne Skeete, MD, and Poorani Sekar, MD.

UI pathology professor’s Nobel connection

Bing-Hua Jiang, PhD, participated in early research that led to this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine.

Liberty High senior becomes DeGowin Blood Center’s first two-time Gallon Graduate

Liberty High School senior Scott Dill is the first high school student to donate two gallons of blood to the UI DeGowin Blood Center before graduation, The Daily Iowan reports.

Megan Heck awarded 2019 PHIL Award for respiratory care

Megan Heck, RRT, was the 2019 PHIL Award recipient. She made it possible for a new mother coming out of anesthesia to see her dying newborn before life support was removed.

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.


  • Consent for Operation or Procedure forms have been updated to ensure compliance with all regulatory bodies, including the Iowa Administrative Code, and to provide greater clarity and consistency to patients and providers.
  • October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month. Did you know UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital is a Cribs for Kids National Gold Certified Safe Sleep Hospital? Register to win a Halo Swaddle with any Safety Store purchase during the month (Level 1, UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital).
  • This week is National Spiritual Care Week. We celebrate the mission and vision of UI Hospitals & Clinics to offer holistic health care: mind, body, and spirit. Our chaplains recognize the importance of faith and spirituality in facing a health crisis, and offer spiritual and emotional support with issues surrounding illness and hospitalization.
  • Reminder: There are several construction projects taking place this week impacting commuter travel.

Research volunteers invited

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  • Men and women, ages 58–80 with no metal implants, are invited to participate as controls in a research study on metal hip replacements. This study will include one visit that will last approximately one hour and include a blood draw. Compensation. Email or call 319-384-9643.

Outside UI Health Care

Relive Homecoming 2019

UI 2019 Homecoming festivities provided faculty, staff, students, and alumni with a lot to cheer about throughout the week, Iowa Now reports.

Melissa Shivers named vice president of student life at The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University today named Melissa Shivers, PhD, its new vice president for student life, effective Jan. 6, 2020, Iowa Now reports.

UI ‘closely monitoring’ situation in Hong Kong

The UI runs a Master’s in Business Administration program in Hong Kong, and administrators are keeping a close eye on it as protests there continue to escalate, KCRG reports.

Disneyland issues measles warning after guest with virus visits park

A person infected with the contagious virus visited the park on Oct. 16 and was on Disney property the entire day, KCRG reports.

Google claims its quantum computer can do the impossible in 200 seconds

Google claims it has designed a machine that needs only 200 seconds to solve a problem that would take the world’s fastest supercomputer 10,000 years to figure out, CNN reports.

More than 100 elephants die in Botswana in suspected anthrax outbreak

More than 100 elephants have died in Botswana in the past two months, partly because of a suspected anthrax outbreak, Reuters reports.

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