Join the Health Equity Advancement Lab

We invite you to join the Health Equity Advancement Lab (HEAL), a research lab sponsored by the Department of Community and Behavioral Health in the College of Public Health. HEAL has a mission of “promoting health equity through community engaged public health research and practice, with a particular emphasis on communities in the state of Iowa and surrounding communities who experience inequities.”

Our first meetings of the semester will be Monday, August 27, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in CPHB S030 and Thursday, August 30, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in CPHB C410. Only one of these meetings is required to be a part of HEAL.

HEAL works with students, staff, and faculty interested in public health and health equity. It serves as a think tank to advance and promote health equity within research projects of the HEAL faculty members. Additionally, HEAL aims to advance conversations among faculty, staff, and students on topics surrounding enhancing health equity throughout the research process and within community-based public health projects. More information about HEAL can be found on our website: https://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/heal/

If you are a student or staff member interested in public health and health equity, consider joining HEAL. Requirements include attendance at one monthly meeting throughout the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semester with 2 meeting times available to students every month (to accommodate for students’ busy schedules). These meetings are interactive and provide space for critical discussion of the challenges, barriers, and facilitators that are imperative in health equity. Students who join HEAL also get opportunities to work on research projects that are part of HEAL.

If you are interested in becoming a part of HEAL, please reach out to rebecca-bucklin@uiowa.edu with the following information:

Your name:

 Your major/degree program:

 Year in school:

Why you are interested in public health and health equity:

Previous or current experience in the public health and health equity fields:

If you would like more information about HEAL or what is required to participate in this lab please contact Becky Bucklin at rebecca-bucklin@uiowa.edu.

Registration open for Iowa Summit on Underage Drinking

Iowa Summit: Underage Drinking & Social Host Laws

September 13, 2018
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Animal Rescue League, 5452 N.E. 22nd St, Des Moines, IA 50313

 

How do we successfully prevent underage drinking?

Do social host laws make a difference?

What other ideas do you have to help prevent underage drinking?

Be part of the conversation.  Join us for a community summit to learn the latest research on Iowa’s social host laws and how to impact underage drinking.
Register here by September 6, 2018

(Or use this link in browser:  https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8o96wogqCXeIGLb )

Agenda:

  • Opening remarks
  • Presentation of research project and findings
    • Paul Gilbert, PhD, Assistant Professor at University of Iowa, Policy Fellow with the University of Iowa Institute of Public Health Research and Policy
  • Panel of expert commentary
    • Angie Asa-Lovstad, Alliance of Coalitions for Change
    • Julie Hibben, Iowa Department of Public Health
    • Greg Graver, Jones County Sheriff
  • Working lunch (lunch is provided)
    • Develop next steps related to alcohol policy and practice

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the College of Public Health in advance at (319) 384-1500.

High performance computing workshops open to all researchers

Iowa Informatics Initiative and ITS-Research Services host several workshops targeted at researchers (undergraduate, graduate students, faculty, and staff) of all levels. These workshops teach technology and software skills in Python, R, High Performance Computing, Data Management, and Data Visualization. All these workshops are posted on the UI Events Calendar and are tagged with High Performance Computing. The two links show the events calendar and the workshop description pages.

UI Events Calendar: https://events.uiowa.edu/?t=3&v=High%20Performance%20Computing
Workshop Descriptions: https://hpc.uiowa.edu/workshops

Sign up now for instructional technology training workshops

The UI Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology is conducting a series of workshops focusing on instructional technology tools starting the week of August 6.

The content for these workshops is very thoughtfully considered, and is boiled down to the most utilized functions of the learning applications.

Best of all, they send you home with step-by-step paper copies of the instruction you covered that day.

In order to attend the workshop(s), you must click on the link to the far right located in the grid below and sign up.

If you have any additional questions concerning learning technologies or classroom needs for Fall 2018,  contact ray-bennett@uiowa.edu or call 319-335-9643.

 

Date Day Start End Location Training Topic Trainer Register
8/6/2018 Monday 9:30 10:30 UCC-2523 Overview/Content Vicky Maloy Register
8/6/2018 Monday 3:30 4:30 UCC-2523 UICapture – Beginning Kirk Batterson Register
8/7/2018 Tuesday 9:30 10:30 UCC-2523 Grades Josh Stuart Register
8/7/2018 Tuesday 11:00 12:00 UCC-2523 Turnitin Trevor Templeman Register
8/7/2018 Tuesday 3:30 4:30 UCC-2523 Zoom Emily Hassanein Register
8/8/2018 Wednesday 9:30 10:30 UCC-2523 Communication Emily Hassanein Register
8/8/2018 Wednesday 2:00 3:00 UCC-2523 Clickers Trevor Templeman Register
8/9/2018 Thursday 9:30 10:30 UCC-2523 Quizzes Josh Stuart Register
8/13/2018 Monday 11:00 12:00 UCC-2523 UICapture – Beginning Kirk Batterson Register
8/13/2018 Monday 2:00 3:00 UCC-2523 Communication Emily Hassanein Register
8/13/2018 Monday 3:30 4:30 UCC-2523 ShareStream Josh Stuart Register
8/14/2018 Tuesday 2:00 3:00 UCC-2523 Grades Josh Stuart Register
8/14/2018 Tuesday 7:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. ONLINE Turnitin Trevor Templeman Register
8/15/2018 Wednesday 11:00 12:00 UCC-2523 Zoom Emily Hassanein Register
8/15/2018 Wednesday 2:00 3:00 UCC-2523 Quizzes Josh Stuart Register
8/15/2018 Wednesday 7:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. ONLINE Overview/Content Vicky Maloy Register
8/16/2018 Thursday 11:00 12:00 UCC-2523 Turnitin Trevor Templeman Register
8/16/2018 Thursday 2:00 3:00 UCC-2523 Clickers Trevor Templeman Register
8/16/2018 Thursday 3:30 4:30 UCC-2523 UDOIT Todd Weissenberger Register
8/16/2018 Thursday 7:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. ONLINE Grades Vicky Maloy Register
8/17/2018 Friday 11:00 12:00 UCC-2523 Overview/Content Vicky Maloy Register
8/17/2018 Friday 2:00 3:00 UCC-2523 UICapture – Advanced Kirk Batterson Register