Epidemiology News

Cystic fibrosis carriers are at increased risk for cystic fibrosis-related conditions

Conventional wisdom says that having just one mutated copy of the cystic fibrosis gene has no effects on a person’s health -- the disease occurs when both copies of the gene are mutated. But a new study by UI Assistant Professor of Epidemiology Aaron Miller suggests that may not be the case. Published January 14, 2020

Five CPH students among those featured in Dare to Discover campaign

Five College of Public Health students will appear on banners in downtown Iowa City celebrating their research work. The banners went up Jan. 1. Published January 2, 2020

Bao research shows link between pesticides, heart disease deaths

A new study authored by Prof. Wei Bao suggests that people who have higher levels of a chemical in their body that indicates exposure to commonly used insecticides die of cardiovascular disease at a significantly higher rate. Published January 3, 2020

Iowa selected for national project to improve ovarian cancer care

The Iowa Cancer Registry, based in the UI College of Public Health, is a partner on a new CDC project called "Implementing Health Systems and Environmental Changes to Improve Ovarian Cancer Care." Published December 13, 2019

Lynch discusses residential radon

Charles Lynch, CPH professor of epidemiology, recently spoke about the health effects of radon and what Iowans can do to reduce their risk. (KCRG) Published December 11, 2019

Petersen profiled in ‘Faces of Innovation’

Christine Petersen, CPH associate professor of epidemiology, was recently interviewed about her research on how infectious diseases transmit between animals and people. Published December 5, 2019

Snetselaar to speak on community engagement

Linda Snetselaar, CPH professor and UI associate provost for outreach and engagement, will speak on "Engaging Students in Communities to Research Health Habits" on Dec. 10. Published December 4, 2019

Chrischilles comments on medication recommendation

CPH professor Elizabeth Chrischilles commented on a recent recommendation to expand use of a medication for cardiovascular disease risk reduction beyond its current indication. (MedPage Today) Published November 20, 2019

UI research looks at breast cancer in young women

Recent research by the UI's Paul Romitti shows that the number of women in their 20s with early-stage breast cancer is increasing, and their survival rate is decreasing. (Daily Iowan) Published November 14, 2019

Flu shot may aid heart bypass recovery

Getting a flu shot before heart bypass surgery may head off inflammation and reduce recovery time, a new study suggests. But more research is needed to replicate the findings, says CPH professor Jennifer Robinson. (AHA) Published November 12, 2019

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