Epidemiology News

Hagge earns Laboratory Safety Certificate

Congratulations to Rhinda Hagge, research specialist in the Department of Epidemiology, for being awarded the Lab Safety Certificate. She is the first person at the University of Iowa to earn this recognition.  Published May 11, 2022

2022 Outstanding Alumni Award Recipients

The University of Iowa College of Public Health is pleased to announce the recipients of the college’s 2022 Outstanding Alumni Awards: Brett Faine and Kenneth Saag. Published May 9, 2022

Charlton receives Iowa Mid-Career Faculty Scholar Award

Mary Charlton, associate professor of epidemiology, is one of five University of Iowa faculty selected to receive the inaugural Iowa Mid-Career Faculty Scholar Awards. The award provides funding to assist top, mid-career tenured associate professors who have an established national or international reputation in their discipline and are exceptional teachers in and outside the classroom. (Iowa Now) Published May 5, 2022

2022 CPH Faculty, Staff, and Student Awards presented

Students, faculty, staff, and alumni were honored at the annual CPH Awards & Recognition Presentation held May 4, 2022. See a list of the award recipients! Published May 4, 2022

CPH researchers receive DEI Supplemental Award

Congratulations to the research team of Betsy Chrischilles, Crystal Garcia-Auguste, and Mary Charlton for receiving a $25,000 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Supplemental Award from the UI Office of the Vice President for Research. Published April 28, 2022

Petersen discusses lessons learned from the COVID pandemic

Christine Petersen, director of the UI Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, recently appeared on "Ethical Perspectives on the News" as part of a panel discussing lessons learned fighting COVID-19 and how we will respond to the next pandemic. Published April 26, 2022

PCORnet CDC COVID-19 Data Initiative

PCORnet CDC COVID-19 HEALTHCARE DATA INITIATIVE – The COVID-19 Electronic Healthcare Data Initiative is a CDC-funded surveillance partnership project using data from electronic health records (EHRs). The University of Iowa is a participating site. According to Betsy Chrischilles, Iowa site PI, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet) was launched in 2013 and is comprised […] Published April 26, 2022

Al-Rousan comments on physical, psychological toll on refugees

Alumna Tala Al Rousan (15MPH), a researcher of refugee health, says “emotional stress, fear of the unknown, the physical journey and (current) health problems of those who are travelling” are elements of the trauma faced by people forced to flee their country. (Irish Times) Published April 21, 2022

Study shows childhood risk factors are linked with adult cardiovascular events

Five childhood risk factors that predict stroke and heart attacks in adulthood have been identified after being tracked for up to half a century in the world’s largest international prospective cardiovascular disease study. The study, co-authored by Trudy Burns, CPH professor emerita of epidemiology, involved data from the long-running Muscatine Study. (Multiple sources) Published April 7, 2022

Wallace to discuss ‘deaths of despair’ at Science Cafe

Bob Wallace, professor emeritus of epidemiology, will present "Deaths of Despair; and What Is Happening to America's Health" at a Science Cafe via Zoom on April 19.  Published April 7, 2022