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Wehby’s article named a Health Affairs top ten of 2022

A paper authored by Professor George Wehby has been named a top ten article published in 2022 by the editor-in-chief of Health Affairs. Published January 20, 2023

Register for the Public Health Conference of Iowa

Register now for the 2023 Public Health Conference of Iowa! Plan to join Iowa's premiere public and environmental health conference March 28-29 at the Scheman Building in Ames.  Published January 19, 2023

Ashida co-authors study on unpaid caregivers of persons living with dementia

Sato Ashida, associate professor of community and behavioral health, is a co-author of the journal article, "A Qualitative Study of Unpaid Caregivers of Persons Living with Dementia and Their Interactions With Health and Community-Based Services and Providers." Published January 19, 2023

Nominations for 2023 Outstanding Alumni Awards due March 2

The College of Public Health is now accepting nominations for its 2023 Outstanding Alumni Awards. The awards recognize alumni in two categories: recent graduates within the past ten years and other alumni for accomplishments throughout their careers. Published January 17, 2023

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration of Human Rights

Jan. 16 is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and the university’s annual Celebration of Human rights. The university holiday allows faculty, staff, and students to engage in celebrations and events within the community. Check out the upcoming events. Published January 12, 2023

From the Front Row: Medical geography and its public health applications

Radha and new crew member Garrett Naughton host a conversation with Austin Tang, a PhD student in geographical and sustainability sciences and MPH student in biostatistics at the University of Iowa. They talk about medical geography, its application in public health, and Austin's recent study on pediatric lead poisoning in Chicago. Published January 12, 2023

Mueller comments on high rate of rural deaths from COVID

Keith Mueller, professor of health management and policy and director of RUPRI, comments on how rural areas that had escaped the worst impacts of the first COVID wave are experiencing higher death rates than urban areas, and the gap has only gotten wider in the past year. (Scientific American) Published January 12, 2023

IIPHRP now accepting collaboratory applications

The Iowa Institute of Public Health Research and Policy (IIPHRP) invites collaboratory applications from UI faculty to establish or expand a team for research in population-based approaches to address a critical public health issue. Letters of intent are due Friday, March 17. Published January 11, 2023

Kim receives New Faculty Research Award

Jong Sung Kim, associate professor of occupational and environmental health, has been named the recipient of the College of Public Health New Faculty Research Award.  Published January 11, 2023

Zahnd discusses national broadband map

Whitney Zahnd, assistant professor of health management and policy, recently commented on the Federal Communications Commission’s national broadband map. Though the current map is an improvement on past ones, Zahnd said it doesn’t show how much broadband costs at each location. (NPR/Harvest Public Media) Published January 11, 2023