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Support the diaper drive for DVIP

Join the newly formed CPH Maternal and Child Health Student Interest Group's spring diaper drive. The items collected will support the work of the Domestic Violence Intervention Program. See details on how to donate April 14-21. Published April 9, 2021

Food workers are still experiencing waves of COVID-19

More than 50 U.S. food and meatpacking plants have had repeated outbreaks of COVID-19 in the past year, yet most workplace locations remain undisclosed. In some cases, it's impossible to know how the virus is spreading in a plant because of a lack of transparency from the industry, says Fredric Gerr, CPH professor emeritus. (FERN) Published April 8, 2021

Order special CPH t-shirts and sweatshirts through April 18

Happy National Public Health Week! Designed by our CPH Student Ambassadors, special Iowa CPH t-shirts and sweatshirts are available now. The store will only be open for a limited time – through April 18 – so don't delay! Items will be shipped directly to you.  Published April 8, 2021

Student networking event: Public health consulting

Join a student networking event at 5 p.m. on Monday, April 26, via Zoom. Meet and learn from public health consultants in an interactive, relaxed session.
 There will also be a Q&A session to answer all your questions.  Published April 8, 2021

Video: Celebrating Asian Pacific heritage at Iowa

In this video honoring Asian Pacific Heritage Month 2021, University of Iowa students, faculty, and staff talk about what their heritage means to them and what it means to be Asian Pacific American at Iowa. Published April 8, 2021

CPH student honored at Celebration of Excellence and Achievement Among Women

Jada McDonald, a public health undergraduate student, was recognized at the University of Iowa's annual Celebration of Excellence and Achievement Among Women on April 7. She received the Adele Kimm Scholarship. Published April 8, 2021

Ryckman receives Carver Trust Associate Professor Advancement Award

Congratulations to Kelli Ryckman, associate professor of epidemiology, for receiving the Roy J. Carver Trust Associate Professor Advancement Award.  Published April 8, 2021

Partnership studies HIV stigma in western Kenya

Will Story, assistant professor in the UI College of Public Health, and Nema Aluku, research associate at Tangaza University College in Nairobi, Kenya, were recently awarded a National Institutes of Health grant to study HIV stigma among adolescents in western Kenya. (IP) Published April 8, 2021

Thorne warns Iowa will see increased flooding, drought, and more

Climate change will increase damage from flooding, drought, toxic algae, and air pollution in the Midwest, says Peter Thorne, professor and head of Occupational and Environmental Health. Thorne spoke at this year's virtual Iowa Water Conference. (Successful Farming) Published April 8, 2021

Ullrich comments on redefinition of ‘metropolitan’ region

A proposed change to what constitutes a metropolitan area of the U.S. is getting pushback, with some arguing that the resulting increase in what are considered "rural" counties would make it harder for them to compete for scarce federal dollars. Fred Ullrich with the Department of Health Management and Policy discussed the new definitions. (Agri Pulse) Published April 8, 2021

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