Biostatistics News

The latest news from the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Iowa College of Public Health.

2022 CPH Faculty, Staff, and Student Awards presented

Students, faculty, staff, and alumni were honored at the annual CPH Awards & Recognition Presentation held May 4, 2022. See a list of the award recipients! Published May 4, 2022

Ecklund elected president of the Society for Clinical Trials

Congratulations to Dixie Ecklund, director of operations for the Clinical Trials Statistical and Data Management Center, who was recently announced as president-elect of the Society for Clinical Trials. Published April 28, 2022

Q&A: Graduating student Melissa Jay on research, teamwork, and what’s ahead

Melissa Jay is set to graduate in May 2022 with a PhD in biostatistics. She recently answered a few questions about her research, time at Iowa, and future plans. Published April 26, 2022

CPH Scientific Staff Advancement awardees announced

Congratulations to Xueshu Li and Azadeh Khoddami, who have each received a CPH Scientific Staff Advancement Award to support their professional development. Published April 21, 2022

Cho, Gilbert receive Associate Professor Advancement Awards

College of Public Health faculty members Hyunkeun Ryan Cho and Paul Gilbert have been selected to receive Carver Trust Associate Professor Advancement Awards. Read more about the research the awards will support. Published April 5, 2022

University of Iowa College of Public Health ranked No. 19 in the nation

The University of Iowa College of Public Health is the No. 19 school of public health in the nation, according to the 2023 Best Graduate School rankings from U.S. News & World Report. Among publicly supported schools, the college ranks No. 10.  Published March 29, 2022

Online tracking: Iowa investigators use search history data to predict Lyme disease rates

A team of University of Iowa epidemiologists has developed new disease surveillance strategies that couple historical data with information drawn from internet search terms to predict current trends in Lyme disease.  Published March 10, 2022

A postcard finally arrives after 74 years

Imagine receiving a postcard more than seven decades after it was sent. That's what happened to CPH staff member Dixie Ecklund's family. Her grandmother sent the card during a 1948 trip out west and it finally arrived in Iowa this week. Published February 4, 2022

UI study examines role of toilet flushing in virus exposures and disease transmission

New University of Iowa research demonstrates that toilet flushing generates aerosols that could contribute to the spread of highly contagious viruses, such as norovirus and other viral pathogens including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Published January 20, 2022

CPH students highlighted in Dare to Discover campaign

Six CPH students are featured in the UI's 2022 Dare to Discover banner campaign. Read more about how their research is making an impact. Published January 11, 2022