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Field discusses role of health care providers in reducing radon risks

Radon gas is the leading environmental cause of cancer mortality in the United States. CPH professor Bill Field discusses the role health care providers can play in reducing risks through patient education and the promotion of improved public policy. (Rounding@Iowa) Published September 15, 2021

Student snapshot: Fall 2021 demographics

We're excited to have more than 600 talented and energetic students enrolled in the College of Public Health! Check out a snapshot of our fall 2021 student demographics. Published September 15, 2021

FarmSafe podcast uses stories to promote agricultural health and safety

FarmSafe, a new podcast created by the UI College of Public Health's Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health, is helping prevent farm-related injuries and deaths through storytelling and education. (Daily Iowan) Published September 14, 2021

Doctor shares his experience caring for rural patients during COVID-19

Ryan Flannery, a physician in Washington, Iowa, shares his perspective and experience as a rural physician caring for families during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Iowa Farmer Today) Published September 14, 2021

Addressing Health Disparities and Biases in AI and Machine Learning Tools

Are you interested in learning how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning can be used to identify and address health disparities? Join the Sept. 17 kickoff of the project “Addressing Health Disparities and Biases in AI and Machine Learning Tools.” Published September 14, 2021

Workshop: Professional Communication Skills & Techniques for Public Health Careers

On Sept. 29, attend a virtual workshop on professional communication skills in public health industries. This workshop, hosted by the University Counseling Service and Public Health Career Services Office, will focus on both verbal and written communication skills.  Published September 14, 2021

Hamann offers back-to-school safety tips

Back-to-school safety is different this year, with many children returning to school after a year of learning at home. Cara Hamann, CPH assistant professor of epidemiology, offers safety tips for kids who ride their bikes to school. (U.S. News and World Report) Published September 14, 2021

Study examines US rural cancer control plans to address disparities

A new study from researchers at the UI College of Public Health and the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina found that only about one-third of U.S. states, territories, and tribal organizations have made plans to address rural cancer mortality disparities through their required comprehensive cancer control plans. Published September 13, 2021

Science Cafes focus on climate change

The EHSRC Community Engagement Core is hosting two Science Cafes in September. Both events are focused on climate change and feature Dr. Jerald Schnoor and Dr. Peter Thorne. Published September 9, 2021

PharmD/MPH student Walt Wang is GPSG vice president

Walt Wang, a fourth-year PharmD/MPH student from Davenport, Iowa, is the new vice president of Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG). Read more about what he aims to accomplish this year. Published September 9, 2021

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