Epidemiology News

Hamann comments on Iowa law that expands ‘pedestrian’ definition

A new law signed by Gov. Kim Reynolds changes and expands the definition of "pedestrian" in Iowa code. The recently signed HF 2568 bill gives Iowans more protection when they cross the street. (Multiple sources) Published May 8, 2024

2024 Outstanding Alumni Award Recipients

The University of Iowa College of Public Health is pleased to announce the recipients of the college’s 2024 Outstanding Alumni Awards: Vijay Golla and Daniela Moga. Published May 2, 2024

Torner named a 2024 Fellow of the Society for Clinical Trials

Jim Torner, CPH professor of epidemiology, will be honored as a 2024 Fellow of the Society for Clinical Trials at the society's annual meeting in May.  Published April 25, 2024

Afifi, Chrischilles honored with 2024 Regents Award for Faculty Excellence

Rima Afifi, professor of community and behavioral health, and Elizabeth Chrischilles, professor and head of epidemiology, are two of six outstanding University of Iowa faculty members to be honored with the 2024 Regents Award for Faculty Excellence.  Published April 24, 2024

Casteel, Kennelty land $17.9M award for hypertension management study

Two University of Iowa researchers have been approved for nearly $18 million to help older adults with multiple chronic medical conditions better manage their hypertension. CPH professor Carri Casteel is a dual-principal investigator on the award along with Korey Kennelty from the College of Pharmacy. CPH co-investigators include Jon Davis, Ryan Carnahan, and Joe Cavanaugh.  Published April 24, 2024

Charlton discusses impact of Mid-Career Faculty Scholar Award

Mary Charlton, professor of epidemiology and principal investigator for the Iowa Cancer Registry, discusses how the Iowa Mid-Career Faculty Scholar Award has elevated her work and leveraged other support from the university. (Iowa Now) Published April 11, 2024

Nidey discusses stressors during, after pregnancy

Nichole Nidey, assistant professor of epidemiology, discussed some of the common stressors during pregnancy and postpartum, such as having paid time off, insurance, and access to health care. (Daily Iowan) Published April 10, 2024

I-CAN helps Iowa’s community hospitals improve cancer care

By establishing the Iowa Cancer Affiliate Network (I-CAN), the University of Iowa aims to support community hospitals across the state in the delivery of comprehensive cancer care to rural Iowans.  Published April 4, 2024

Hamann honored with Faculty Communicating Ideas Award

Cara Hamann, associate professor of epidemiology, has received the 2024 Faculty Communicating Ideas Award from the Office of the Vice President for Research.  Published April 4, 2024

Four-part news series focuses on ‘Cancer in Iowa’

Journalists at The Gazette recently published a four-part series on cancer in Iowa. The reporters spent months interviewing people -- including Mary Charlton, professor of epidemiology and director of the Iowa Cancer Registry -- as well as reading studies and tracking cancer-related legislation to report on Iowa’s cancer rate, which is the second-highest in the nation.  Published April 3, 2024