Epidemiology News

Alfredo Vergara to talk about his career in global public health

Alumnus Alfredo Vergara (93PhD) is the CDC country director and Division of Global HIV and TB program director for Mozambique. He began his service at CDC as an EIS officer and has worked in the areas of environmental health, global health and migration, and HIV/AIDS. Hear about his work at a virtual event Sept. 23. Published September 2, 2021

Petersen discusses transmission of delta variant and start of school

Thousands of students at Iowa's Regents universities returned to classes as the highly infectious delta variant spreads across the state. Christine Petersen, CPH professor and director of the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, is especially concerned that increased transmission on campus could impact the immunocompromised and young kids who can't be vaccinated. (IPR; scroll to Aug. 23 entry) Published August 26, 2021

Hear from the 2021 CPH Outstanding Alumni Award recipients Sept. 8

On Sept. 8, the College of Public Health will honor the recipients of its 2021 Outstanding Alumni Awards: Dwight Ferguson Shenghui Tang. The awards presentation and a discussion led by CPH graduate students Alexis Clark and Alex Murra will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in N110 CPHB. A virtual option will be available as well.  Published August 25, 2021

Petersen answers questions about the delta variant

Christine Petersen, CPH professor and director of the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, recently answered questions about the delta variant, masks, and vaccination. (Daily Iowan) Published August 25, 2021

Sign up for the Global Health Case Competition

Registration for the 5th Annual Global Public Health Case Competition is now open! All University of Iowa students are eligible to participate. Don't miss your chance to win cash prizes. Register by Sept. 23. Published August 11, 2021

Kirk Phillips shares his COVID recovery story

Kirk Phillips, CPH adjunct associate professor of epidemiology, was hospitalized in 2020 with a severe case of COVID-19. He recently shared insights into his long road to recovery. Published August 10, 2021

Alumna Marta VanBeek assumes new leadership role

Alumna Marta VanBeek (03MPH) has accepted a new leadership role with UI Hospitals & Clinics as executive medical director for main campus ambulatory clinics. Published August 10, 2021

Petersen comments on rise of Delta variant in Johnson County

Prof. Christine Petersen, director of the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases at the College of Public Health, comments on vaccination rates in Johnson County, and concerns about the Delta variant as students return to campus later this month. (The Daily Iowan) Published August 5, 2021

Iowa researchers address health biases in artificial intelligence

A team of University of Iowa researchers, including two members from the College of Public Health, has been awarded a grant from the UI's Jumpstarting Tomorrow initiative. The team aims to address health disparities and biases in artificial intelligence and machine learning tools. Published July 26, 2021

Survey gauges COVID-19 vaccine interest among adolescents, parents

A team of researchers that includes faculty from the UI College of Public Health has found that adolescents and the parents of adolescents are split on their attitudes about adolescents getting the COVID-19 vaccine. (CCOM) Published July 12, 2021