Petersen: The COVID spike that didn’t happen

Christine Petersen, professor of epidemiology, commented on why an expected surge in COVID-19 cases, driven by large gatherings at college football games, seems not to have happened. Published October 15, 2021

Get your free flu vaccine!

University of Iowa employees can get the flu vaccine for free at locations across campus or at the University Employee Health Clinic. Find out how and where to get your flu shot. Published October 15, 2021

Donham to present seminar on history of Ag Medicine at Iowa

Kelley Donham, professor emeritus of occupational and environmental health, will present an OEH Seminar on Tuesday, Oct. 19, entitled “The Institute of Agricultural Medicine: An Iowa Iowa – Global Impact.” The virtual seminar will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will be available via Zoom.  Published October 14, 2021

Mueller comments on Delta variant and rural COVID

Prof. Keith Mueller commented to Wisconsin Public Radio on how COVID death rates in rural areas are now double those of urban areas. Published October 14, 2021

Pentella honored with Brody Award

Michael Pentella, clinical professor of epidemiology and director of the State Hygienic Laboratory, has been selected to receive a 2021 Michael J. Brody Award for Faculty Excellence in Service. The award is named in honor of the late Michael J. Brody, former president of the UI Faculty Senate. It recognizes outstanding faculty who have made exceptional contributions to the UI and the community. Published October 14, 2021

SMILE! Oct. 26 portrait sessions for undergrads, others

College of Public Health undergraduate students will have a chance to have free, professional portraits taken at CPHB. An additional open session is also available for any CPH faculty, staff, or graduate students. Published October 14, 2021

Webinar: ‘Bringing Critical Race Theory into Public Health: An Example in Cancer Care Delivery Research’

Attend a seminar on Oct. 20 presented by Mya L. Roberson, assistant professor of health policy at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. The webinar is sponsored by the Jumpstarting Tomorrow Seed Grant Program. Published October 12, 2021

Workshop: ‘Using Social Media as an Effective Career-Building Tool’

Join a Nov. 3 workshop that will explore how to use LinkedIn and other social media platforms as effective tools to enhance your job search and encourage career growth. Published October 12, 2021

Hawks of Color fall events

Hawks of Color is a community space to support and promote conversations among historically underrepresented, global majority, and/or marginalized faculty, staff, postdocs, and students at the University of Iowa. Check out the fall events that begin Oct. 22. Published October 12, 2021

From the Front Row – Hidden Public Health Topics Episode 1: Human Trafficking

This is the first episode in a new series about topics you may not think of when you think of public health. The episode this week is taken from a webinar about human trafficking, hosted by the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights. Moderator Brian Farrell talks with United Nations Special Rapporteur, Professor Siobhan Mullally, highlighting human trafficking through a worldwide, U.S., and Iowa lens. Published October 11, 2021