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MRASH conference meets Nov. 14-15 in Pella

"Best Practices for New Horizons" is the theme for the Midwest Rural Agricultural Safety and Health (MRASH) conference scheduled for Nov. 14-15 in Pella, Iowa. Topics include creating a culture of safety, immigrant farmworker health issues, responding to farm emergencies, a student career luncheon, poster sessions, and more! Published September 19, 2017

Gilbert to speak at UI Harm Reduction Summit

The UI Harm Reduction Summit will gather current and future health professionals to discuss the role of harm reduction practices in facing Iowa’s current opioid, meth, and hepatitis C crises. The panel on Tuesday, Sept. 26, from noon to 1 p.m. will feature Dr. Paul Gilbert and Dr. Stephan Arndt speaking about their research on substance use and its impact on public health. The event will take place in MERF 1110 with lunch available for attendees.  Published September 15, 2017

Farmer recounts ATV rollover ordeal

In June 2106, Kenny Patterson, a farmer from Cherokee, Iowa, was spraying thistles in a lower pasture when his four-wheeler overturned and rolled onto him, breaking his right femur near the hip. "I was instantly (mad at myself). ... Stupid, stupid," he said about driving on a sloped grade with uneven terrain. "I thought, 'This four-wheeler is gonna catch on fire and burn up; I don't want to get toasted too.'" For the next five hours, he inched his way up the hill using his arms and elbows. (Iowa Farmer Today) Published September 14, 2017

MHIRT offers research opportunities in Romania, Armenia

The Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research and Training (MHIRT) program is seeking underrepresented (minority, low income, rural) students enrolled in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences for summer research training internships in Romania or Armenia during the summer of 2018. Most expenses are paid! Learn more at upcoming information sessions on Oct. 27 and Nov. 9. Published September 14, 2017

Facebook Live Friday Faculty Feature: Grant Brown

Join us LIVE on Facebook at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, for the Friday Faculty Feature hosted by CPH graduate student Kurayi Mahachi. This month's special guest is Grant Brown, assistant professor of biostatistics. Published September 14, 2017

INVEST Health seeks to improve health of three Iowa City neighborhoods

The UI College of Public Health is working with the city of Iowa City to promote better health among residents in three neighborhoods. The team is developing a strategic plan through a program called INVEST Health, which examines how neighborhoods and housing affect the health of the people who live in them. (Iowa Now) Published September 14, 2017

UI project uncovers correlation between housing and health

The UI College of Public Health is working with the city of Iowa City to develop a plan to improve health in some neighborhoods. The team is narrowing their focus to Hilltop, Broadway, and Towncrest neighborhoods, where 20 percent of residents in a recent survey indicated they are diagnosed with asthma. (CBS2Iowa) Published September 14, 2017

Registration open for Oct. 14 Iowa One Health Conference

Registration is open for the 2nd Annual Iowa One Health Conference to be held Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at the UI College of Public Health Building. One Health is the collaborative effort of multiple health science professions to attain optimal health for people, domestic animals, wildlife, plants, and our environment. The conference will highlight the large array of fields and ideas One Health encompasses and will teach attendees how to apply One Health concepts in their respective fields of work.  Published September 13, 2017

Wright discusses the stopgap, guardrails, and the ‘spirit of the waiver’

Brad Wright, CPH assistant professor of health management and policy, recently answered questions about Iowa's proposed stopgap measure that would set up reinsurance as well as offer both age- and income-based tax credits. (The Gazette) Published September 12, 2017

CPH celebrates Global Public Health Week Sept. 18-27

Open to all students, faculty, and staff, Global Public Health Week will explore the global impact of public health throughout the world. The CPH Global Public Health Committee is offering a series of events and opportunities to get involved in global public health experiences, both abroad and right here at Iowa.  Published September 12, 2017

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