Corbeil named CEO of LucidHealth

CPH alumnus Steve Corbeil (84MA) was named Chief Executive Officer of LucidHealth, a national leader in radiology services, effective Nov. 13, 2023.  Published December 4, 2023

Apply for a Global Public Health Faculty Pilot Grant

Applications are now open for the Global Public Health Faculty Pilot Grant. This funding opportunity from the Global Public Health Initiative offers pilot grant funding to encourage international research, partnership development, and career advancement for primary faculty in the UI College of Public Health.  Published December 1, 2023

Attend the MPH applied practice experience poster session

Stop by the CPHB atrium on Tuesday, Aug. 1, from 1 to 3 p.m. for the MPH poster session. Published November 29, 2023

Dean Parker re-elected to ASPPH Board of Directors

College of Public Health Dean Edith Parker has been re-elected as a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH).  Published November 29, 2023

Baker to participate in U.S.-Africa research symposium

Kelly Baker, associate professor of occupational and environmental health, has been invited to participate in the Second U.S.-Africa Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Symposium, to be held Jan. 16-18, 2024, in Rabat, Morocco.  Published November 29, 2023

Hamann offers a fix to the legal loophole in crosswalk laws

Cara Hamann, associate professor of epidemiology, recently wrote an op-ed about a glaring loophole in crosswalk laws in the United States. These laws often give legal protections only to people on foot -- but not to people in wheelchairs, on bicycles, or on other personal conveyances. Hamann offers a simple policy solution. (USA Today) Published November 28, 2023

State Hygienic Lab recognized nationally for wastewater testing

The State Hygienic Laboratory is one of five new wastewater-based centers of excellence established by Ceres Nanosciences with support from the NIH. Wastewater testing allows officials to track the spread of pathogens such as RSV, influenza, mpox, and emerging variants of SARS-CoV-2 without having to rely on testing individuals. (OVPR) Published November 28, 2023

Researchers discover genes that influence shape of skull

Paul Romitti, professor of epidemiology, is part of a research team that has discovered a suite of genes that influence head shape in humans. These findings help explain the diversity of human head shapes and may also offer important clues about the genetic basis of conditions that affect the skull, such as craniosynostosis. Published November 28, 2023

Heartland Center request for pilot project proposals

The Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety announces the availability of funds to support pilot projects. Research projects must be related to one of the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) sector areas and pertain to an occupational health or safety issue. Applications will be accepted through March 1, 2024. Published November 28, 2023

From the Front Row: Infection prevention with hospital epidemiologist Mariah Gesink

Rasika welcomes guest Mariah Gesink, a hospital epidemiologist, to discuss the upcoming cold and flu season and steps you can take to lessen the chances of getting sick. Published November 17, 2023