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A creative partnership model brings teams of experts together to solve complex public health problems. Published June 18, 2018

Study links food allergy to autism spectrum disorder in children

A new study from the University of Iowa finds that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more than twice as likely to suffer from a food allergy than children who do not have ASD. Wei Bao, assistant professor of epidemiology at the UI College of Public Health and the study's corresponding author, says the finding adds to a growing body of research that suggests immunological dysfunction as a possible risk factor for the development of ASD. (Multiple Sources) Published June 15, 2018

Study to examine links between environmental exposures, cancers

The UI Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination has awarded $40,000 in cooperative funding to a team of researchers led by Paul Romitti, CPH professor of epidemiology. The team will investigate prenatal and postnatal exposures that may be linked to the development of breast and thyroid cancer in young adult women aged 20-39 years. (UIORED) Published May 31, 2018

Analysis finds more people trying e-cigarettes, fewer people keep using them

An analysis of federal data by University of Iowa researchers published in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that more American adults have tried e-cigarettes, but the rate of current use appears to be declining. Wei Bao, CPH assistant professor of epidemiology, analyzed national data from more than 101,000 Americans who participated in the annual National Health Interview Survey by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the study. (Multiple Sources) Published May 15, 2018

CPH Awards highlight faculty, staff achievements

The 2018 College of Public Health Awards Program was held May 2, honoring the research, teaching, and service achievements of faculty and staff. See a list of this year's honorees! Published May 2, 2018

2018 CPH Board of Advisors Student Award winners recognized

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018 CPH Board of Advisors Student Awards, Gifty Crabbe and Ryan Peterson. The award recognizes two College of Public Health students, one academic student and one professional student, whose research or practice experience as a student in the college demonstrates commitment to one or more of the college's Collective Areas of Excellence.  Published May 2, 2018

Lynch receives the Michael J. Brody Award

Charles Lynch, CPH professor of epidemiology, is a recipient of the 2018 Michael J. Brody Award for Faculty Excellence in Service to the University and the State of Iowa. Published May 2, 2018

College recognizes 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award recipients

The University of Iowa College of Public Health is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2018 Outstanding Alumni Awards: Adaeze Enekwechi, who earned a doctoral degree in health services and policy in 2007 and now works as vice president of strategy, policy and analytics at McDermott+Consulting, LLC; and Margaret Chorazy, who earned a doctoral degree in epidemiology in 2010 and is now director of undergraduate programs and a clinical assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Iowa College of Public Health. Published May 2, 2018

Learn about new NIH clinical trials policies May 14

The Division of Sponsored Programs and the Human Subjects Office will present NIH's new clinical trials policies on Monday, May 14, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in C217 CPHB. Published May 1, 2018

Edith Parker named new dean of College of Public Health

Edith Parker, professor and chair of the University of Iowa Department of Community and Behavioral Health, has been named dean of the UI College of Public Health. She will begin on June 1. Parker will be the third dean of the College of Public Health, which was founded in 1999. She succeeds Keith Mueller, Gerhard Hartman Professor of Health Management and Policy, who served as interim dean since April 2017. Mueller will return to his role as chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy. (Iowa Now) Published May 1, 2018

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