Epidemiology News

Charlton discusses cancer cluster investigation, cancer moonshot progress

Mary Charlton, director and principal investigator of the Iowa Cancer Registry and CPH associate professor of epidemiology, spoke about a cancer cluster investigation in eastern Iowa and the cancer "moonshot" goal. Published September 21, 2022

Research suggests increasing charge types results in more convictions for alcohol-related motorcycle crashes

Motorcycle fatality rates are increasing, and impaired driving is a major contributing factor. University of Iowa public health researchers led by Cara Hamann say law enforcement officials aiming to reduce drunk driving have an effective tool at their disposal: ‘Throw the book at ‘em.’  Published September 21, 2022

Hear from the CPH Outstanding Alumni Award recipients on Sept. 12

All are invited to a special event honoring the College of Public Health's 2022 Outstanding Alumni Award recipients, Brett Faine (16MS) and Kenneth Saag (93MS). They will discuss their careers in a student-led conversation and receive their awards on Sept. 12 starting at 12:30 p.m. Published August 25, 2022

Hamann comments on increase in deadly car crashes

Deaths from car crashes in the first few months of this year hit the highest quarterly total since 2002, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced last week. Cara Hamann, CPH assistant professor of epidemiology, points to one factor that may have contributed to the rise in traffic deaths: phones. (NBC News) Published August 24, 2022

From the Front Row: Disease prevention and hospital epidemiology with Dr. Karen Brust

This week's episode features a great conversation with Dr. Karen Brust, the new hospital epidemiologist at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She talks with Radha and Anya about disease prevention in the hospital setting, the importance of teamwork, changes in the field, and more! Published August 19, 2022

Pentella discusses ‘brain-eating amoeba’

Michael Pentella, CPH clinical professor of epidemiology and director of the State Hygienic Laboratory, discussed Naegleria fowleri, the “brain-eating amoeba” that recently closed a beach at a state park. (Iowa Public Radio) Published July 28, 2022

From the Front Row: Tick-borne diseases with Dr. Christine Petersen

In the second episode of the series on vector-borne diseases, Anya talks with Dr. Christine Petersen about tick surveillance and tick-borne diseases. Published July 26, 2022

Charlton named Iowa Cancer Consortium board president

The Iowa Cancer Consortium is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Mary Charlton as the new president of the Board of Directors effective July 1, 2022.  Published July 8, 2022

After a distinguished career, Charles Lynch to retire July 1

Charles Lynch, professor of epidemiology and former medical director and principal investigator of the Iowa Cancer Registry, is set to retire on July 1, 2022, after an exceptional 40-year career at the University of Iowa. Published June 22, 2022

U2G student Radha Velamuri blends biomedical sciences and public health

Radha Velamuri, a CPH undergrad-to-grad (U2G) student, got involved with research as an undergraduate at Iowa. Learn more about her studies and future plans. Published June 14, 2022