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OB unit closures present challenges in rural areas

Keith Mueller, director of the Rural Policy Research Institute, recently commented on the factors that have contributed to the closing of numerous obstetrics units in rural hospitals. (KCRG) Published August 15, 2019

Survey looks at best practices for an age-friendly workplace

CPH researchers are conducting a survey in Colorado to identify best practices for recruiting and retaining age 50+ workers, as well as programs employers have in place to help employees prepare for retirement. (PR Newswire) Published August 15, 2019

Janice Ellig hosts HMP scholarship recipients in New York

University of Iowa alumna Janice Ellig recently welcomed 17 graduates of the UI Department of Health Management and Policy to New York City for a weekend of networking, career guidance, and social interaction. Published August 15, 2019

George Wehby named 2019 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer

George Wehby, professor of health management and policy, has been named the 2019 College of Public Health Distinguished Faculty Lecturer. Published August 7, 2019

Call for abstracts: Quality & Safety Symposium

Share your innovations in quality improvement, patient safety, education, and research at the 7th Annual Quality & Safety Symposium. Abstracts are due Nov. 8. Published July 31, 2019

Mueller appointed to Rural Health Task Force

CPH professor Keith Mueller has been appointed to serve on the Bipartisan Policy Center's new Rural Health Task Force. The task force will produce policy recommendations to help improve the health of rural communities. Published July 24, 2019

Carnahan, Gilbert, Zhu attend Emerging Leaders Forum

CPH faculty members Ryan Carnahan, Paul Gilbert, and Xi Zhu attended the Emerging Leaders Forum at the National Academy of Medicine July 17-18. Published July 19, 2019

Study looks at caregivers and gaps in workplace support

A study coauthored by CPH associate professor Brian Kaskie finds that workers who are unpaid caregivers of older relatives struggle with unmet workplace needs. (EurekAlert) Published July 2, 2019

Alum Kent Lehr leads strategy, business development at UnityPoint Health Ventures

Learn about alumnus Kent Lehr's (09MHA) role as VP of strategy and business development at UnityPoint Health Ventures. Published June 19, 2019

Carnahan, Gilbert, Zhu to participate in National Academy of Medicine’s Emerging Leaders Forum

Two College of Public Health faculty members -- Ryan Carnahan, Paul Gilbert, and Xi Zhu -- have been invited to attend the inaugural Emerging Leaders Forum at the National Academy of Medicine on July 17-18, 2019. Published June 6, 2019