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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.
News: In The Loop
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.
Bing-Hua Jiang, PhD, participated in early research that led to this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine.
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, 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
- Science Thursday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow with food trucks
- HR Advisory Board: Prioritize Your Workload: 2 to 2:45 p.m. tomorrow, 8440 JCP (Elevator H, Level 8)
- Black Bodies, Medical Science, and the Age of Emancipation: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, Kelch Conference Room (1289 CBRB)
- Frontiers in Pediatrics Research Seminar: “New perspectives to prevent preterm labor and fetal organ injury,” noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, Pediatric Conference Center, 2415 JCP (Elevator F, Level 2)
- Inaugural Celebration of Resident and Fellow Teaching event: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, John Colloton Pavilion Atrium (Elevator F, Level 1)
- 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
Find more research studies at uihc.org/studies.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 319-384-9643.
Outside UI Health Care
UI 2019 Homecoming festivities provided faculty, staff, students, and alumni with a lot to cheer about throughout the week, Iowa Now reports.
The Ohio State University today named Melissa Shivers, PhD, its new vice president for student life, effective Jan. 6, 2020, Iowa Now reports.
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.
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 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 have died in Botswana in the past two months, partly because of a suspected anthrax outbreak, Reuters reports.
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