March - University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine by pengxuebo



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                                Wednesday, March 30, 2011                                                                         More faculty and staff news:
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                                UI to begin search for alcohol-reduction liaison
Tomorrow                        The University of Iowa has received 52 applications for the job of overseeing campus alcohol
High: 49 Low: 35                reduction efforts and serving as a community liaison on alcohol issues, the Iowa City Press-Citizen
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                                reports. A UI search committee plans to interview candidates in April and May; the new person is
                                expected to start work around June 1.
                                UI professor proposes football ticket surcharge
                                At a UI Faculty Senate meeting yesterday, Judy Polumbaum, a UI journalism professor, proposed a
                                football ticket academic surcharge with the additional money going to the university’s general
                                education fund, the Press-Citizen reports. The UI Athletics Department, which does not receive
                                university funds for its operations, already plans to begin giving money to the general fund once the
                                debt for the nearly $90 million Kinnick Stadium renovation project is paid off in seven years.
                                CR council to take closer look at medical district
                                The Cedar Rapids City Council may re-examine parking requirements in the proposed medical district,
                                The Gazette reports. More than 150 people attended a forum last night to voice their opinions on the
                                planned medical district that could encompass more than 50 blocks near downtown Cedar Rapids.
  Today in history              Iowa Hot Lotto prize remains unclaimed
                                A $16.5 million Iowa Hot Lotto jackpot remains unclaimed three months after a winning lottery ticket
                                was purchased, The Gazette reports. The jackpot-winning Hot Lotto ticket was sold at the Quik Trip at
On this day in                  4801 N.E. 14th St. in Des Moines. Whoever bought the ticket now has waited longer to claim the prize
1964, the TV                    money than any lottery jackpot winner in Iowa over the past decade.
game show                       US lacks border strategy
“Jeopardy”                      The federal government hasn’t come up with a comprehensive strategy to secure the nation’s southern
                                border, even as a war between Mexico and its violent drug gangs has claimed 35,000 lives and pushed
premiered on                    hundreds of thousands of immigrants into the United States, the Associated Press (AP) reports.
                                FDA considers warnings for artificial food colorings
                                After years spent defending the safety of artificial food colorings, the Food and Drug Administration is
                                for the first time publicly reassessing whether foods should carry warnings that the artificial colorings
                                may worsen behavior problems like hyperactivity in some children, The New York Times reports.
                                Setbacks plague Japanese nuclear plant
                                Setbacks continue in the crisis over Japan’s damaged nuclear facility, with nearby seawater testing at
                                its highest radiation levels yet, the AP reports. The March 11 earthquake and tsunami overwhelmed the
                                Fukushima Daiichi plant, damaging the cooling systems that keep nuclear fuel rods from overheating.
                                Tokyo Electric Power Co. is struggling to keep the facility in northeastern Japan under control.
                                Yemen’s Saleh makes new offer
                                Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh has a new offer to the country’s opposition movement demanding
                                his ouster, Reuters reports. Saleh wants to stay in office until elections are held but transfer power to a
                                caretaker government. Weeks of protests have sent Saleh’s 32-year rule to the brink of collapse.
                                Microsoft seeking testers for Xbox update
                                Microsoft reportedly is looking for Xbox 360 Live members to test a new Xbox 360 disc format. In
                                exchange, Microsoft will send testers a copy of the Halo: Reach game and other freebies.
                                Robin Williams takes on challenging Broadway role
                                Robin Williams makes his Broadway acting debut today in a play about the ghost of a Bengal tiger that
                                slinks around the streets of war-torn Baghdad and tries to make sense of humans and war.
                                Alexander, Printy earn AP All-America honors
                                Iowa women’s basketball players Kachine Alexander, a senior, and Jaime Printy, a sophomore, were
                                named to the honorable mention All-America team by the AP yesterday.

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▪ Receive a free t-shirt when you sign up for the American Diabetes Association’s 2011 Tour de Cure-Corridor Classic. Stop by
  the Fountain Dining Room until 1 p.m. today to sign up for the Saturday, June 25, event at Kirkwood Community College.
  Last year’s event raised more than $100,000. The fully-supported bike ride (not a race) includes well-stocked rest stops, SAG
  vehicles, and a post-ride lunch. More information at
▪ Considering vision correction surgery? Join a free informational seminar on the latest advances in LASIK and laser vision
  correction from noon to 1 p.m. today in the Blodi Conference Room in the Pomerantz Family Pavilion (Elevator L, Level 1).
  For information and to register, call 353-7625 or email
▪ Gamblers Anonymous meetings are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. in Melrose Room No. 3 (Elevator L, Level 5). Questions?
  Call 353-3904.
▪ All physicians and staff are invited to participate in a new patient safety initiative that begins at noon on Tuesday, April 5, in
  the East Room (Elevator F, Level 8). “Let’s Talk Patient Safety” is a monthly discussion forum where participants can speak
  honestly and confidentially about patient safety issues. CEU and CME available. This month’s topic is “Communication
  Openness—Questioning Those With More Authority.” Lunch provided to first 50 attendees. You must have your badge to be
  admitted. For more information, go to The Point or call 356-4311.
▪ Children six years old and younger along with their caregivers are invited to the UI Children’s Hospital Safety Fair at the
  Clarion Highlander Conference Center, 2525 N. Dodge St., in Iowa City on Fri., April 22. Families may attend from 8 to 10
  a.m. and daycares and schools from 10 a.m. to noon. The event is free, but registration is required by April 8. Children can
  learn about a variety of health and safety topics, including burn prevention, bike safety, and booster seat safety. To register,
  call 356-3543 or email

▪ High school students from around Iowa will be visiting various UI Health Sciences locations today as part of UI Health Care
  Health Academy Day. This educational experience program gives students the opportunity to interact with health care
  professionals, experience hands-on activities in a health care setting, and explore various health care careers.
▪ Blood and platelet donors needed. Visit DeGowin Blood Center (Elevator B, Level 2) or call 356-2058. Weekday and evening
  appointments available. All donations used at UI Hospitals and Clinics.
▪ It’s not too late to get vaccinated against influenza. All UI Hospitals and Clinics faculty and staff can go to the University
  Employee Health Clinic (Elevator A, Level 1) to receive a free vaccine through the end of March. If you wish to decline the
  vaccination, be sure to report to the UEHC and let them know, or contact Trisha Schultz at 356-0864.
▪ Family Services, a unit of UI Human Resources, offers programs and services in a variety of areas from child care to elder
  care. Please visit the website at, email the office at,
  or call 335-1371 to learn more about the resources available to UI faculty and staff.

More studies listed at
▪ Low-income mothers of infants or toddlers are invited to participate with their children in a study of early childhood
  development and mother-child interaction in the UI Department of Psychology. Mothers and children will be observed as they
  play, prepare and eat snacks, and enjoy books and toys. Parents will be asked to fill out questionnaires. The study involves
  several visits to The University of Iowa and home visits over six months. Compensation and free parking. To see if you
  qualify, call 335-0500 (collect calls accepted) or email
▪ Adults age 18 and older who care for a person living at home with Alzheimer’s disease or other conditions involving memory
  loss are invited to participate in a UI research study investigating whether expressing thoughts and feelings in writing can help
  manage stress associated with the caregiving experience. Questions? Visit or contact Ji Woon
  Ko at 594-0502 or
▪ Adults 65 years or older are invited to participate in a research study on physical activity and personality. Survey will take
  approximately 30 to 60 minutes either on-site or by email. Compensation. Call 353-5342 or email

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