Epidemiology News

Janz contributes to key federal report on physical activity guidelines

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Scientific Report. Kathleen Janz, UI professor of health and human physiology, served as one of 17 members of the ad hoc committee tasked with updating federal guidelines on physical activity. Janz has a secondary appointment with the UI Department of Epidemiology in the College of Public Health. (CLAS) Published March 6, 2018

Cover letter and resume workshop set for March 7

CPH Assistant Professor Mary Charlton, along with Elizabeth Savelkoul, a career services professional from the Graduate College, will provide tips on writing a cover letter and resume based on the job you are applying for. Please RSVP in advance for the workshop on Wednesday, March 7, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in C217 CPHB. Published March 1, 2018

Cancer in Iowa 2018 report and news briefing is March 6

Join us LIVE on Facebook at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, for the annual "Cancer in Iowa" report issued by the State Health Registry of Iowa, based in the University of Iowa College of Public Health. Mary Charlton, assistant professor of epidemiology in the UI College of Public Health, will present the report findings and discuss the report's focus on obesity-related cancers. Published February 28, 2018

Iowa students win One Health Day event competition

A joint team of students from the University of Iowa and Iowa State University were chosen as winners of the 2017 One Health Day Student Events Competition for their efforts to organize the second annual Iowa One Health Conference. Published February 27, 2018

Trans fatty acid concentration linked to diabetes in U.S. adults

U.S. adults with a diet high in trans fatty acids are more than twice as likely to develop type 2 diabetes than adults with a diet low in trans fatty acids, according to findings published in the Journal of Diabetes. "Reducing trans fatty acids intake may improve glucose metabolism and lower the risk of diabetes," says corresponding author Wei Bao, CPH assistant professor of epidemiology. (Healio) Published February 22, 2018

HEAL Summit call for student poster abstracts

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit an abstract for consideration as a poster presentation at the annual Health Equity Advancement Lab (HEAL) Summit. The student poster session will run 9 to 10:30 a.m. on April 5 in CPHB. Abstracts are due March 2. Published February 21, 2018

Robinson studies need for beta-blockers after a heart attack

Two large observational studies published last year in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology are raising questions about the need for beta-blockers in all patients after a first heart attack. Jennifer Robinson, professor of epidemiology and medicine at the University of Iowa, is a co-author of one of the new observational studies. (JAMA Network) Published February 15, 2018

UI research paper awarded the David Liu Prize

A University of Iowa research paper on intimate partner violence during pregnancy and the risk for adverse infant outcomes has been awarded the David Liu Prize by the Royal Academy of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. The research team included Audrey Saftlas, professor of epidemiology; Brittney Donovan, doctoral student in epidemiology; Kelli Ryckman, associate professor of epidemiology; Cassie Spracklen, doctoral student in epidemiology; and Marin Schweitzer, assistant professor of internal medicine. Published February 13, 2018

HEAL presents ‘The Science of Health Equity Summit’ April 5

The UI's Health Equity Advancement Lab (HEAL) presents the Second Annual Science of Health Equity Summit from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, at the College of Public Health Building. This year's keynote is "Using Community Based Participatory Research to Help Advance Public Health Policy." View the full schedule online. Published February 7, 2018

Great Plains Emerging Infectious Diseases Conference is March 29-30

The seventh annual Great Plains Emerging Infectious Diseases Conference will take place March 29-30, 2018, at the UI College of Public Health. This conference brings together public health professionals, researchers, faculty, and students in microbiology, infectious diseases, and related fields working in the Great Plains and Midwestern states. Registration is now open! Published February 7, 2018

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