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Webinar: Public Health Careers in the Age of COVID-19

College of Public Health students interested in the job market are invited to a webinar with collegiate alumni from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 28. Five CPH alumni will discuss the public health job landscape in the age of COVID-19.  Published September 17, 2020

Rural Telehealth Research Center awarded continued funding

The Rural Telehealth Research Center directed by Marcia M. Ward, professor of health management and policy, has been re-funded for another four years by the Health Resources & Services Administration Published August 20, 2020

Nataliansyah earns Best Student Poster Award

Congratulations to PhD student Muska Nataliansyah for receiving the Best Student Poster Award at the 2020 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting.  Published August 14, 2020

Rural hospitals hang on as pandemic reaches smaller communities

To prepare for a potential surge in COVID-19 patients, rural hospitals had to forgo many of their most profitable operations. That means a lot of small hospitals are now in trouble, says Keith Mueller, director of the RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis. (Pew Charitable Trust ) Published July 23, 2020

Arora receives grant to study paid family leave

CPH assistant professor Kanika Arora and her colleague Doug Wolf of Syracuse University have received a grant from The Washington Center for Equitable Growth to study how access to paid family leave influences the provision of eldercare and labor market outcomes among individuals in midlife. Published July 23, 2020

Mapping where people wear masks

An article looking at who wears face coverings in the U.S. cited a recent study published in Health Affairs by CPH researchers Wei Lyu and George Wehby. Their study found that state mask requirements appeared to have reduced virus transmission. (New York Times) Published July 17, 2020

Iowa’s MHA program ranked #4 best in nation

The MHA program at Iowa was ranked #4 among the "25 Best Master's in Healthcare Administration for 2020" by The programs were ranked according to five key factors: Cost, Graduation Rate, Job Placement Rate, Reputation, and Student Satisfaction.  Published July 14, 2020

Study finds shelter-in-place orders reduced COVID-19 mortality, hospitalizations

A new study by CPH researchers Wei Lyu and George Wehby finds that shelter-in-place orders have been effective in reducing the daily growth rates of COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations.  Published July 10, 2020

Study shows shelter-in-place orders reduce COVID-19 deaths, hospitalizations

A new study from researchers at the University of Iowa indicates that shelter-in-place orders have been effective at reducing COVID-19 mortality and the growth rate of new hospitalizations. Published July 10, 2020

Study examines the effects of state mask mandates

Recently, CPH researchers Wei Lyu and George Wehby published a paper examining the effects of mask mandates. They looked at states which required masks in public and estimated that as many as 230,000–450,000 COVID-19 cases were possibly averted by mandating face coverings. (Multiple sources) Published July 8, 2020


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