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Dec. 15, 2009

At A Glance

H1N1 influenza vaccine clinics available to general public

H1N1 influenza vaccine clinics are available to the general public at several UI QuickCare locations in Johnson County. The injected form of the vaccine will be provided to people of all ages on a walk-in basis on the following schedule.

UI QuickCare in the Old Capitol Town Center: Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 to 6 p.m.

UI QuickCare East near Sycamore Mall: Mondays and Wednesdays, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 to 6 p.m.

UI QuickCare North Liberty at UI Health Care - North Liberty: Tuesday, Dec. 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 16, from 4 to 7 p.m.

No appointment is necessary. Additional staff will be on duty to provide immunizations. A fee will be charged to administer the vaccine. The H1N1 vaccine will be offered as long as supplies last.

For more information on UI Quickcare, visit http://www.uihealthcare.com/depts/uiquickcare/.

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UI and Palmer College jaw pain study invites participants

People age 21 or older with chronic jaw pain classified as temporomandibular disorder may be eligible to participate in a clinical research study investigating whether the Activator Chiropractic Technique can reduce head and neck pain and the need for prescription pain medications, and improve quality of life.

The collaborative study involves the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, the UI Institute for Clinical and Translational Science's Dental Clinical Research Center, and the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport.

Study participants will be randomly assigned to one of four different treatment groups. Participation, including follow-up, will last six months and involves examinations and treatment at the UI Dental Clinical Research Center. Participants assigned to chiropractic care will be referred to a private practice in Coralville. All examinations and treatment are provided free of charge.

For more information, contact the UI Dental Clinical Research Center at 319-335-7387 or 319-335-6763.

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Entries sought for Burns H. Weston International Human Rights Essay Contest

Entries are currently being sought for the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights annual Burns H. Weston International Human Rights Essay Contest. The submission deadline is Monday, Feb. 1, 2010.

Two awards are made -- one to an undergraduate and another to a graduate or professional school student. Prizes honor the work of UI students and the lifetime work of Weston, a professor emeritus in the UI College of Law. Winners receive $750 (undergraduate) or $1,000 (graduate or professional student), and are recognized at an awards event. The competition is open to all currently enrolled students from all academic disciplines at the UI, Iowa State University and University of Northern Iowa.

Essays must address issues of international human rights but may be a paper written for class and not produced exclusively for this competition. Undergraduate essays should be 15 to 20 pages in length; graduate essays 25 to 40 pages in length. Essays can discuss current events or history, law, public policy or the arts and humanities.

For applications materials and more information, visit http://international.uiowa.edu/centers/human-rights/education/weston-essay.asp or call Liz Crooks at 319-335-3900.

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