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Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019

We are caring for 770 inpatients and have 4,449 outpatient visits today.

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  • The UI DeGowin Blood Center is in need of types O, A, and B-negative whole blood donors. Eligible donors can schedule an appointment by calling 319-356-2058 or visiting
  • You can now use to schedule primary care visits with UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital pediatricians. This convenient new feature is available on multiple pages throughout our site to make it as easy as possible for you to schedule an appointment for your child.
  • Your HealthCare ID and your HawkID passwords are now automatically synchronized, and you no longer need to manually change both. When you change one password, the other will automatically change as well.
  • Planning to get a flu vaccine as a patient or with your family? With online scheduling and walk-in availability at many convenient locations, we’ve got you and your family covered this flu season! And as an employee, make sure to record your participation in ReadySet.

News: In The Loop

UI-led rare disease consortium receives $7.2 million grant

The Inherited Neuropathy Consortium led by UI neurologist Michael Shy, MD, has received a five-year $7.2 million grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health to continue conducting clinical research on different forms of inherited peripheral neuropathies and improving the care of patients.

Meet graduate student Gabriel Baccam

Gabriel Baccam’s love for science and research began at Iowa as an undergraduate student. Her passion for biomedical research and desire to become a physician scientist has only grown since becoming a molecular medicine graduate student.

APAMSA at the Carver College of Medicine

In 2018, student leaders at the Carver College of Medicine started their own chapter of the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association that has quickly grown and been awarded for its efforts.

Make your deposit—at the blood bank

In a column in the Corridor Business Journal, Brooks Jackson, MD, MBA, discusses the importance of donating blood and maintaining a steady supply, especially in a hospital where 24,000 blood products are used each year.

Events: Join us

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Research volunteers invited

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  • 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 City School Board tentatively supports a proposed threat assessment team

The Iowa City School Board has expressed support of a threat assessment team for the district, though the role of law enforcement in each school is still unclear, The Daily Iowan reports.

Hy-Vee announces locations of malware-infected sites where customer card data was stolen

Two months after Hy-Vee discovered a data security breach, the company has released the locations of the stores where the data thefts occurred, Little Village reports.

Why rural hospitals keep closing maternity wards

Jessica Sheridan’s plan was to have her first daughter at the local hospital, five minutes from her house in Iowa Falls, WFYI reports. But when she was seven months pregnant, that plan suddenly changed.

Stuffed with sockeye salmon, ‘Holly’ wins ‘Fat Bear Week’ heavyweight title

The annual competition is put on by Alaska’s Katmai National Park & Preserve in an effort to publicize and celebrate the process of bears building up crucial fat reserves in advance of winter hibernation, NPR reports.

Rising suicide rates at college campuses prompt concerns over mental health care

Suicide rates continue to increase across all age groups in America, but the rising youth suicide epidemic, which has progressively increased since the 1950s, is particularly concerning, ABC News reports.

Simone Biles breaks record; US women win gymnastics world team title

Biles is now two shy of the overall record held by 1990s Belarusian Vitaly Scherbo, NBC Sports reports.

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