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University of Iowa Media Advisory

March 26, 2004

WHAT: Media tour of new UI Maternity Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

WHEN: 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, April 2, 2004

WHERE: 6th level, John Pappajohn Pavilion, Elevator I

WHO: UI Maternity Center and NICU faculty and staff will be available for interviews

WHY: Faculty and staff in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology will soon begin delivering babies in the new UI Maternity Center. Also, specialists with Children's Hospital of Iowa at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City will soon begin caring for premature and severely ill infants in the new NICU. Staff and faculty will attend an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 2 to tour the facilities. (Another grand opening event will be held for the public on April 4, 2004, from 1 to 4 p.m.)

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945,