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From the Front Row: Public health, community collaboration in The Gambia

In this week's episode hosted by Steve and Alexis, alumnus Edrisa Sanyang (16PhD, 12MPH in OEH) shares his thoughts on the importance of working with a global mindset to address public health issues, while building and strengthening local connections to create community-specific programs. Published January 29, 2021

Research Study: COVID-19 related stress, coping and wellbeing among farmers

The financial and social effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have increased the already high levels of stress experienced by farmers. A University of Iowa College of Public Health survey aims to learn about the impacts of COVID-19 on farmers. Published January 28, 2021

Thorne discusses restoring environmental protections

On a recent edition of River to River, Peter Thorne, professor of occupational and environmental health, discussed stances the Biden administration is taking when it comes to environmental policy. Thorne chaired the Environmental Protection Agency's Science Advisory Board from 2015 to 2017. (Iowa Public Radio) Published January 27, 2021

CPH students featured in ‘Dare to Discover’ campaign

Congratulations to CPH students Crystal Garcia, Chelsea Hicks, Felix Pabon-Rodriguez, Caitlin Ward, and Noah Wick, who are featured in this year's Dare to Discover campaign. The campaign showcases researchers, scholars, and creators from across the University of Iowa. Published January 27, 2021

Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies scholarships available

The UI Department of Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) invites applications for their scholarships. Both undergraduate and graduate students may apply, and the deadline is Feb. 15, 2021. Published January 27, 2021

Tune into the TOGETHER Series

The TOGETHER (Targeting Our Goals for Equitable Treatment in Healthcare, Education and Research) Series' mission is to address the need for culturally responsive care in health professions and research to better serve underserved and marginalized populations. Live webinars are held Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Published January 26, 2021

Q&A: Addressing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

University of Iowa researchers Aaron Scherer, assistant professor of internal medicine in the Carver College of Medicine, and Natoshia Askelson, assistant professor of community and behavioral health in the College of Public Health, weighed in on why people may not feel confident in the vaccines, what messages public health needs to deliver, how to discuss vaccines with those who are hesitant, and more. Published January 25, 2021