Community and Behavioral Health News

The latest news from the Department of Community and Behavioral Health at the University of Iowa College of Public Health.

UI receives CDC grant to continue cancer prevention research

University of Iowa researchers have been awarded a $1.6 million grant from the CDC to continue as a collaborating center in the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network. Published October 17, 2019

CPH researchers studying recovery from alcohol use disorders

Paul Gilbert, CPH assistant professor, is leading a study to better understand behavioral change strategies and recovery from alcohol use disorders. (Daily Iowan) Published October 17, 2019

Renewed funding for UI Prevention Research Center expands focus on health disparities in rural communities

The University of Iowa has been awarded a $3.75 million grant over five years to conduct applied public health prevention research in underserved communities in Iowa, as well as the neighboring states of Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas. Published October 11, 2019

Parker discusses CBPR in India

CPH dean and professor Edith Parker recently discussed her community-based participatory research work in rural communities and India. (NIEHS podcast) Published October 10, 2019

Story co-leads study on intimate partner violence in India

CPH assistant professor Will Story is co-leading a study of intimate partner violence in peri-urban India — parts of India that experienced rapid change in socioeconomic contrast. (Daily Iowan) Published October 8, 2019

Summit to focus on alcohol policy in Iowa

Join us Oct. 14 for the community summit "Alcohol Policy in Iowa: A Follow-up Summit for Action" to review work that has been done, learn advocacy skills, and determine priorities in alcohol policies to present to the Iowa legislature.  Published October 3, 2019

CPH researchers to study alcohol recovery outside of treatment

CPH researchers led by Paul Gilbert have been awarded a $2.27 million grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to study adults with alcohol use disorder who achieve remission without obtaining professional treatment. Published October 3, 2019

College uses ITTA funds to connect students globally

Several CPH faculty members used an Innovations in Teaching with Technology Award to create a course that connected students around the world in real time to examine health care equity. (OTLT) Published October 3, 2019

Novak studies impact on communities after immigration raids

CPH research scientist Nicole Novak is studying the social and economic impacts on communities following an immigration raid. (Multiple sources) Published October 3, 2019

Video: Reducing intimate partner violence in India

With new funding from the Fogarty International Center, CPH assistant professor Will Story is collaborating with St. John's Medical College in India to investigate intimate partner violence, a growing public health issue in peri-urban India. Published October 2, 2019

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