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Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019

We are caring for 782 inpatients and have 4,351 outpatient visits today.


  • Halloween is tomorrow! All individuals working, learning, and volunteering at UI Hospitals & Clinics are reminded that the Professional Appearance Policy (HR-03.21) prohibits holiday or event-themed costumes, including Halloween costumes.
  • The Department of Radiology and HCIS are conducting a survey of users’ experiences viewing patient images in Epic and are interested in your feedback and suggestions to improve their services. Please take this five-minute survey to share your input.
  • Do you know a staff member or team that is making a positive difference in the results your workplace is achieving? Nominate them for an Improving Our Workplace Award (I.O.W.A.) by Nov. 1.

Keeping you in The Loop

UI Health Care provided $334,167,322 of value in community benefits in FY18

UI Health Care provided $334,167,322 of value in community benefits to Iowa communities in FY18, according to the most recent annual assessment of community benefit program and services recently reported to the Iowa Hospital Association.

Anesthesiologist finds comfort in bird photography

Anil Marian, MBBS, MD, FRCA, was thrilled when he learned that his stunning photos of birds in flight would be displayed at the Carver College of Medicine’s 13th annual Examined Life Conference.

Chapleau to receive lifetime achievement award

Mark Chapleau, PhD, will receive the 2019 Iowa Physiological Society Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of a career devoted to science and to the professional society.

Can aspirin decrease the rate of intracranial aneurysm growth?

UI researchers Mario Zanaty, MD, and David Hasan, MD, investigated whether aspirin can aid in the prevention of intracranial aneurysm rupture by hindering aneurysm growth, MedicalXpress reports. Their findings were recently published in the Journal of Neurosurgery.

Events: Join us

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Research volunteers invited

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  • Parents and their infants under 6 months are invited to a research study at the UI Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Compensation. Contact Sleep Development Lab: 319-400-8540 or

Outside UI Health Care

UI-led study shows Southern California earthquakes increased stress on major fault line

A UI-led study has found that a series of Southern California earthquakes last summer increased stress on the Garlock Fault, a major earthquake fault line that has been dormant for at least a century, Iowa Now reports.

Iowa ‘blackout’ plate becomes most popular specialty plate

Since July 1, the Iowa Department of Transportation has issued more than 46,000 “blackout” plates, KGAN reports.

Iowa State University study shows young adults not getting help for substance use disorders

The study shows two in every five young adults reported a substance use disorder in the past year, KCRG reports.

25-year-old Dallas woman’s brain surgery livestreamed

A Dallas hospital livestreamed a surgery yesterday, showing doctors operating on a young woman’s brain while she was awake and speaking, ABC News reports.

Nationals force Game 7

The Washington Nationals won a wild and at times controversial Game 6 of the World Series over the Houston Astros, CBS Sports reports.

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