Epidemiology News

Hamann comments on new bike turn boxes

New bike turn boxes painted on Iowa City streets are designed to prevent conflicts between motorists and bicycles at busy intersections. "Bike lanes and bike boxes help keep cyclists safe on the road because they give the rider designated space," says Cara Hamann, CPH clinical assistant professor. (Daily Iowan) Published November 18, 2020

Prepregnancy obesity may increase risk for preterm birth for Asian Americans

Using Asian-specific BMI cutoffs, Asian American mothers have an increased risk for preterm birth with overweight or obesity prior to pregnancy, according to College of Public Health researchers. (Healio) Published November 12, 2020

Deshpande named to UI presidential search committee

Anjali Deshpande, CPH clinical associate professor of epidemiology, has been named to the University of Iowa Presidential Search Committee. (Iowa Now) Published November 11, 2020

Chorazy named associate dean for academic affairs

Margaret (Maggie) Chorazy has been named associate dean for academic affairs in the University of Iowa College of Public Health. Her appointment begins Nov. 1, 2020. Published October 27, 2020

Vakkalanka awarded American College of Epidemiology’s Annual Student Paper Prize

Priyanka Vakkalanka, a PhD student in the Department of Epidemiology and occupational epidemiology trainee with the UI's Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety, was recently selected as the 2020 recipient of the American College of Epidemiology's Annual Student Paper Prize. Published October 23, 2020

Iowa researchers receive $2.5M to study immunization-related issues

A team of University of Iowa researchers have been awarded a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the CDC to survey primary care providers and the general public every three to four months on various immunization-related issues. Published October 21, 2020