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Researchers look at effectiveness of masks in reducing COVID-19 spread

A report looking at the effectiveness of masks in reducing the spread of COVID-19 mentions a study by CPH researchers George Wehby and Wei Lyu (segment starts at 10:49). (NBC Nightly News) Published June 25, 2020

EMHA student Priscilla Marlar combines leadership lessons, pharmacy research to tackle COVID-19

Priscilla Marlar is a student in the Executive Master of Healthcare Administration (EMHA) program and is employed full-time as the senior pharmacy technician in the UIHC Investigational Drug Services Pharmacy. Marlar recently shared insights into her journey from pharmacy research to health care administration. Published June 22, 2020

Study suggests face mask use in public helps mitigate COVID-19 spread

An estimated 230,000 to 450,000 cases of COVID-19 were prevented in the states that enacted requirements for mask use between April 8 and May 15, a study reported Tuesday found. "The findings suggest that requiring face mask use in public might help in mitigating COVID-19 spread," wrote Wei Lyu and George Wehby with the UI College of Public Health. (CNN) Published June 19, 2020

Study suggests mandatory face mask use may have averted more than 200,000 COVID-19 cases

According to a new study by CPH professor George Wehby and research associate Wei Lyu, statewide orders mandating the use of face masks may have had significant impact in slowing the spread of COVID-19.  Published June 19, 2020

Alumnus Cory Mead named COO at Overland Park Regional Medical Center

Cory Mead (13MHA) has been named chief operating officer at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, one of Kansas City's largest hospitals.  Published June 18, 2020

Wehby Named Colloton Chair in Health Management and Policy

The College of Public Health has appointed George Wehby, professor of health management and policy, as the John W. Colloton Chair in Health Management and Policy. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2020. Published June 9, 2020

Health leaders warn some rural Iowa hospitals will not survive

CPH professor Keith Mueller said in a recent interview that COVID-19 gave hospitals a double whammy this spring because it increased demand for coronavirus-related services while decreasing the revenue supplied by the suspended non-emergency services. (Des Moines Register) Published June 5, 2020

Webinar: Social and Economic Wellbeing in Challenging Times

On June 15, join a webinar, "Social & Economic Wellbeing in Challenging Times: The U.S. Prosperity Index," to explore how Iowa can emerge even stronger from the current health, social, and economic challenges. Speakers include Keith Mueller, director of the RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis. Published June 3, 2020

Mueller comments on challenges facing hospitals

CPH professor Keith Mueller discussed challenges hospitals face in responding to COVID-19 as well as steps needed to ensure access to telehealth services. (WalletHub)  Published May 27, 2020

Mueller comments on federal assistance for rural hospitals

Iowa hospitals have received millions in federal relief aid, but small rural hospitals still face uncertain financial futures. Assistance isn’t covering all of the expenses, especially for hospitals treating COVID-19 patients, says CPH professor Keith Mueller. (Oskaloosa News) Published May 21, 2020


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