Attend ‘The Role of the Arts and Cultural Capital in Rural Innovation and Entrepreneurship’

The Rural Policy Research Institute is hosting a virtual research agenda-setting conference Feb. 23 and Feb. 25 on the important role that arts and cultural capital play in rural innovation, community well-being, and rural community sustainability and resiliency. The event is free but registration is required.  Published February 4, 2021

HMP students to present at National Health Policy Conference

Congratulations to Stevland Sonnier, a second-year Master of Public Health in policy student, and Jason Semprini, a PhD candidate in health management and policy, for being selected to present at the 2021 National Health Policy Conference on Feb. 18. Published February 4, 2021

From the Front Row: Public health and globalization

This week, Dr. Paul Bass talks with host Steve Sonnier about the challenges of public health work in developing countries, including the allocation of resources and conflicting interests. Published February 4, 2021

Muscatine Heart Study marks 50 years

The University of Iowa's Muscatine Heart Study has shown us that what we do as children has an impact on our cardiovascular health as adults. Five decades on, the study is still going strong. Trudy Burns, professor emerita in epidemiology, joined the project in 1982 and took over as lead investigator in 2005. (UI) Published February 3, 2021

Lack of transportation poses a barrier to vaccination

In rural areas, some residents are facing serious transportation challenges getting to COVID-19 vaccine sites. Local pharmacies will be key to distributing vaccines, said Keith Mueller, director of the RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis at the University of Iowa. (PEW) Published February 3, 2021

Students encouraged to take the Speak Out Iowa survey

Speak Out Iowa is a campus survey being conducted by the University of Iowa to examine sexual misconduct occurring on campus, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking. The information gathered from this survey will be used to make campus safer for students by supporting ongoing efforts to address sexual misconduct on campus and in our community. Published February 3, 2021

Celebrate Black excellence and achievements

In honor of Black History Month, each week in February the College of Public Health Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is hosting an online activity designed to engage folks in discussions of Black excellence and achievements. This is the last week to be eligible to win a gift certificate to a local Black-owned business in a random prize drawing! Published February 3, 2021

Study shows agriculture workers more likely to have dementia

A study led by Kanika Arora, assistant professor of health management and policy, finds people who work long-term in the agricultural industry have 46% greater odds of developing dementia than those in other fields. (Multiple sources) Published February 3, 2021

Video: ‘A Safe Place to Play’ panel discussion

In case you missed it, a video of the CPH Spotlight and panel discussion about youth, community, safe spaces, and violence prevention inspired by the documentary film "Pyne Poynt" is available for viewing.  Published February 3, 2021

Feedback on the new College of Public Health website

The College of Public Health is scheduled to launch a new website design on March 1. Take a sneak peek at the new site. Published January 29, 2021