Epidemiology News

Alumnus Streed honored with award from APIC

CPH alumnus Stephen Streed (75MS in Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health) will receive the prestigious Carole DeMille Achievement Award from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). Streed is the system director of epidemiology/infection prevention at Lee Health in Fort Myers, Florida. Published June 15, 2017

Pentella receives Leadership in Biosafety and Biosecurity Award

Michael Pentella, clinical professor of epidemiology at the UI College of Public Health, has received the 2017 Leadership in Biosafety and Biosecurity Award from the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL). Published June 14, 2017

Study examines link between obesity, food container chemical substitutes

A new study from the University of Iowa shows that a pair of common chemicals that manufacturers use to make plastic food containers, water bottles, and other consumer products do not contribute to obesity to the extent of the chemical it's replacing. Published June 12, 2017

Alumnae address injury and violence prevention in their work

Since graduating from the UI College of Public Health last year, three alumnae who worked with the UI Injury Prevention Research Center (IPRC) are now employed in areas of violence and injury prevention. Read about Lizzy Mello, Maisha Toussaint, and Leah Wentworth's work evaluating sexual violence prevention programs for a state health department, identifying soldiers with PTSD and depression for the U.S. military, and surveilling alcohol and drug use for one of the largest U.S. city health departments.  Published June 2, 2017

Study finds low-carb diet may reduce risk of postmenopausal weight gain

In an analysis of dietary patterns of postmenopausal women using data from the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study, researchers found that those who consumed the fewest carbohydrates had a significantly reduced risk of gaining 10 percent of their body weight over an eight-year period, whereas those who consumed the least fat had a significantly increased risk of gaining more than 10 percent of their body weight over that time period. The research team included Linda Snetselaar, CPH professor of epidemiology. (Baylor College of Medicine) Published May 23, 2017

Corbeil, Roberts named UI Distinguished Alumni Award recipients

CPH alumni Stephen Corbeil (84MA) and Rosebud Roberts (90MS) have been recognized by the University of Iowa Alumni Association with 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards, the association's highest honor. Both Corbeil and Roberts were honored in the Achievement category.  Published May 9, 2017

College of Public Health recognizes 2017 Outstanding Alumni Award recipients

The College of Public Health is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2017 Outstanding Alumni Awards: Kaitlin Emrich (09MPH in epidemiology), who works as the assessment and health promotion manager at Linn County Public Health; and Ann Garvey (03MPH in the practicing veterinarian program), who is the state public health veterinarian and deputy state epidemiologist at the Iowa Department of Public Health. Published May 4, 2017

Researchers take a ‘collaboratory’ approach to public health concerns

Researchers at the UI College of Public Health will use a “collaboratory” approach for two projects that tackle public health concerns. Funded by the Iowa Institute of Public Health Research and Policy (IIPHRP), the first project will investigate health risks from exposure to insecticides, and the second will work to improve health outcomes for low-birth-weight and premature children. Published May 2, 2017

Alumna Tala Al-Rousan studies the health of refugees

Alumna Tala Al-Rousan (MPH ’15) is currently a Bernard Lown Scholar at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. For the last two years, she has traveled to Jordan every four months to study the mental and physical health challenges refugees face. The goal is that her research will inform laws for refugees in host countries, Al-Rousan said.  Published April 24, 2017

Research Week 2017 poster award winners announced

See a full list and photo of the College of Public Health Research Week 2017 poster award winners. Published April 6, 2017

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