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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 uihc.org/degowin.
- You can now use uichildrens.org 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
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.
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.
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.
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
- UI Research Services Fair: 1 to 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, Hancher Auditorium, with presentation at 5:30 p.m. by Bruce Gantz, MD, on hybrid cochlear implants
- Science Thursday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow with food trucks
- Carver College of Medicine homecoming tailgate: 9 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, MERF
- Registration open for The Examined Life conference: Oct. 24 to 26, MERF, exploring the intersections between the arts and medicine
- Quality and Safety Symposium and Research Poster Session: Wednesday, Nov. 20, and Thursday, Nov. 21, MERF
Research volunteers invited
Find more research studies at uihc.org/studies.
- 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 Co-MAT-IA@healthcare.uiowa.edu.
Outside UI Health Care
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Biles is now two shy of the overall record held by 1990s Belarusian Vitaly Scherbo, NBC Sports reports.
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