Epidemiology News

Seeking cancer epidemiologist, population science program leader

 Published February 13, 2019

Fellowships and internships build bridges from school to workforce

Fellowships and internships help build bridges between school and the workforce, providing students with hands-on opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills they learn during a degree program. Discover what two CPH students and two recent alums have to say about what they gained from their internship or fellowship experiences. Published February 11, 2019

Apply for a 2019 CDC summer internship opportunity

The University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center (UI IPRC) is pleased to announce that it will provide support for one CPH master's or doctoral student to participate in an eight-week summer internship opportunity with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control in Atlanta, Ga. A stipend and travel expenses of $5,000 will be provided to one student who will be selected through a competitive application process. Applications are due March 8, 2019. Published February 7, 2019

Climate change may increase congenital heart defects

Rising temperatures and extreme heat events associated with global climate change may have yet another important health impact: increased numbers of infants born with congenital heart defects (CHD). According to recent research conducted by a multi-disciplinary team that included University of Iowa investigators, heat waves in the United States over the next two decades may result in as many as 7,000 additional CHD cases between 2025 and 2035.   Published February 6, 2019

GPEID conference, abstract registration is now open

The eighth annual Great Plains Emerging Infectious Diseases Conference will take place April 4-5, 2019, at the University of Iowa. Registration and abstract submission is now open. If you are an MPH or undergraduate student in the College of Public Health, there is a 50 percent discount available! Contact tyler-baccam@uiowa.edu for more information. Published February 5, 2019

Field comments on radon exposure from alternative treatments

People from all over the world are traveling to Montana for a potentially dangerous alternative treatment. They sit in 'radon health mines'--which are decommissioned gold and uranium mines--breathing in air tainted with radon. "I wouldn't want to be in a room where there are 25 to 35 nanocuries per litre of radon," notes CPH professor and radon expert Bill Field. (Science Alert) Published January 29, 2019

UI study finds fried food linked to increased risk of death

Regularly eating fried food is linked with a heightened risk of death from any cause and of heart related death among postmenopausal women, according to a new study led by CPH researchers. The researchers say that reducing consumption of fried foods, especially fried chicken and fried fish or shellfish, could have a positive public health impact. (Multiple sources) Published January 24, 2019

Bao discusses Iowa’s obesity ranking

Wei Bao, CPH assistant professor of epidemiology, recently discussed a new CDC report identifying Iowa as the fourth most obese state in the country. (Iowa Public Radio) Published January 8, 2019

IPRC seeks pilot grant proposals addressing injuries, violence

The University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center (IPRC) is seeking pilot research proposals that address injuries and violence. Pilot project grant awards will generally range from $20,000-$22,500, with up to four proposals funded. The application deadline is March 8, 2019. Published December 20, 2018

Fethke, Petersen receive Carver Trust Associate Professor Advancement Awards

University of Iowa College of Public Health faculty members Nathan Fethke and Christine Petersen have been selected to receive Carver Trust Associate Professor Advancement Awards. The $5,000 awards are intended to support the advancement of associate professors to full professors.  Published December 19, 2018

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