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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

CPH researchers examine care providers’ communication networks through electronic health records

A research team led by faculty in the University of Iowa College of Public Health recently received a new grant to study patterns of information sharing among health care professionals in electronic health records (EHR) systems. The project, led by Xi Zhu, associate professor of health management and policy, will examine EHR-based communication in virtual care teams and the relationship between EHR communication networks and quality of care. Published June 3, 2019

Story, Golinghorst honored with awards at Finkbine Dinner

University of Iowa students, faculty, staff, and alumni received some of the institution's highest honors on April 23, 2019, at the 102nd Finkbine Dinner. College of Public Health faculty and students honored were Will Story, who received the James N. Murray Faculty Award, and Dexter Golinghorst, who received a Distinguished Student Leader certificate. Published May 16, 2019

More than 50 percent of dual eligibles receive care in low rated nursing homes, findings show

 Published April 29, 2019

Mueller comments on rural pharmacy closings

More than 600 communities in rural America have lost access to local pharmacies since 2003. "Losing the pharmacy also means losing the services of a pharmacist," said Keith Mueller, head of the Department of Health Management and Policy at the University of Iowa. Pharmacies are a cornerstone of the health care infrastructure in small, rural towns, Mueller said. (Wyoming Public Media) Published April 24, 2019