Epidemiology News

Rural patients face challenges accessing high-quality cancer care

Research by CPH associate professor Mary Charlton shows almost 40 percent of rural Iowans who are diagnosed with certain cancers are being treated in hospitals that are not accredited by the Commission on Cancer. (The Brief) Published August 15, 2019

Study finds obese women more likely to give birth prematurely

A new study finds that women who are obese and become pregnant are significantly more likely to give birth prematurely than women who have a healthy weight. Published August 7, 2019

CPH Outstanding Alumni Awards will be presented Sept. 4

The college will honor Outstanding Alumni Award recipients Paul Pomrehn (79MS) and Christopher Buresh (12MPH) at a special event on Sept. 4.  Published August 6, 2019

Researchers and bike groups agree more rider education needed

Clinical assistant professor Cara Hamann is studying patterns in who gets charged and convicted in motorcycle/car crashes. (KWWL) Published August 6, 2019

Hamann investigates increasing number of motorcycle crashes

Clinical assistant professor Cara Hamann and colleagues are studying ways to prevent motorcycle crashes in Iowa. (Press-Citizen) Published August 1, 2019

UI research team uses chocolate to investigate what causes some people to overeat

The taste perceptions that influence which foods and how much we eat may be significantly different in obese people, according to a new study co-authored by CPH assistant professor Aaron Miller. (CCOM) Published July 30, 2019

Study shows Americans still don’t get enough exercise

A new study conducted by CPH assistant professor Wei Bao and colleagues found that Americans are not getting the message about exercising more and sitting less. (TIME) Published July 29, 2019

Study finds waist size a forgotten factor in defining obesity

A new study led by CPH researchers finds that a subgroup of people who are considered to be normal weight as measured by body mass index could actually be at high risk for death because of their waist size. (Iowa Now) Published July 26, 2019

Carnahan, Gilbert, Zhu attend Emerging Leaders Forum

CPH faculty members Ryan Carnahan, Paul Gilbert, and Xi Zhu attended the Emerging Leaders Forum at the National Academy of Medicine July 17-18. Published July 19, 2019

Video: Tracking cancer in Iowa

Hear from Mary Charlton how UI researchers are collecting data on every diagnosis of cancer in the state with the ultimate goal of reducing the burden of cancer in Iowa.  Published July 18, 2019


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