Celebrating fall 2020 graduates

Congratulations to our CPH fall graduates! Read more about the 1,895 University of Iowa undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who will graduate under extraordinary circumstances. Published December 10, 2020

From the Front Row: Global public health – mental health, trauma, and the COVID-19 pandemic

This episode is the second in the global public health series and focuses on mental health. Alexis and Steve talk to Rafael Muñoz, CEO of Human Reinvention based in Ecuador. He shares his thoughts on mental health and trauma as public health issues as well as how the pandemic is impacting the mental health of individuals. Published December 10, 2020

Doctoral candidate Eric Kontowicz’s climate change research draws on collaboration

Eric Kontowicz, a doctoral candidate in epidemiology in the College of Public Health, wrote his doctoral dissertation by drawing on expertise from all over the University of Iowa campus. His research looks at how climate change will affect influenza rates in animals and people, and in particular the impact that flooding has on flu infections in human populations. Published December 10, 2020

Researchers reveal racial disparities in pedestrian injuries

A new study from the University of Iowa College of Public Health reveals that pedestrian injuries are worse for most minorities in the US compared to whites, a racial disparity that points to inequities in access to safe transportation. "Basically in every indicator we looked at, we saw worse outcomes, particularly among Black, Hispanic, and multi-racial groups," says Cara Hamann, clinical assistant professor of epidemiology, who was the principal investigator on the study. Published December 10, 2020

Undergraduate experiential learning poster fair

Take some time today to visit the virtual Undergraduate Experiential Learning Poster Fair! The fall 2020 semester's poster fair features 36 unique projects from our undergraduate public health students. All poster presentations have been pre-recorded and are available through Friday, December 11, 2020, on the CPH YouTube Channel. Published December 9, 2020

CPH apparel store now open

Looking for gift ideas? The College of Public Health Graduate Student Association is sponsoring a sale of CPH apparel, including t-shirts, sweaters, sweatshirts, vests, and more. Order by Dec. 27! Published December 8, 2020

Parker appointed to state’s Infectious Disease Advisory Council

As planning continues for distribution of FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine, the Iowa Department of Public Health has selected four University of Iowa experts to serve on its Infectious Disease Advisory Council (IDAC). Edith Parker, dean of the UI College of Public Health, has been named to the council. Published December 7, 2020