Epidemiology News

University of Iowa team receives $100,000 engagement award to host conference on rural maternal mental health

A University of Iowa team led by Kelli Ryckman has been approved for a $100,000 funding award through the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards program to convene a conference on maternal mental health in rural communities. Published July 7, 2020

Swanson named to NRMP Board of Directors

Morgan Swanson, an MD/PhD student at the UI Carver College of Medicine and College of Public Health, has been elected to serve on the National Resident Matching Program Board of Directors. Published June 25, 2020

MPH student interning at PhotovoiceWorldwide

Carson Peters, a second-year student in the MPH program in epidemiology, is interning at PhotovoiceWorldwide this summer.  Published June 18, 2020

Surges in COVID-19 cases raise lockdown questions

Sharp increases in coronavirus cases in several states have elected officials considering pauses in reopening their economies--or maybe not. "I don't think there will be new shutdowns. There isn't the political will to do it any longer it seems," said Christine Petersen, an epidemiologist at the University of Iowa. "Now we are in the pandemic wild west." (The Hill) Published June 18, 2020

Public heath experts cautious about summer sports, COVID-19 risk

CPH faculty members Christine Petersen and Joe Cavanaugh recently weighed in on Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds' decision to allow high school baseball and softball and youth baseball and softball to resume June 1. (Des Moines Register) Published June 12, 2020

CPH to establish Maternal and Child Health training program

The College of Public Health has been awarded a new federal grant to build a maternal and child health (MCH) curriculum and provide resources for recruiting a diverse student body interested in MCH research and education. Published May 21, 2020

Video: A look back at Bob Wallace’s influential career

Professor Emeritus Bob Wallace has been a pioneer in the fields of epidemiology and public health over the course of his remarkable career. Watch a retrospective look at the breadth of his influence and innovation and the impact he has made as a mentor to countless students. Published May 21, 2020

Public health class sparks UI alum’s global health career

UI alumnus Timothy Holtz, deputy director of the Office of AIDS Research at the NIH, credits a course he took from Professor Bob Wallace for sparking his interest in public health.  Published May 21, 2020

Study finds weight loss before bariatric surgery reduces mortality risk

A new study shows weight loss before bariatric surgery was associated with a lower risk of 30-day mortality. The findings from CPH investigator Yangbo Sun and colleagues could help inform future updates of clinical guidelines regarding bariatric surgery. (HCPLive) Published May 15, 2020

CDC Foundation hiring for for COVID Response Corps

The CDC Foundation is actively hiring for their COVID Response Corps for positions including contact tracers, epidemiologists, nurses, project managers, administrative assistants, and others – in locations around the country. Published May 6, 2020

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