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Gallagher talks about importance of Pulitzer Center’s Campus Consortium Network

The University of Iowa's College of Public Health recently hosted Pulitzer Center grantee Sean Gallagher for a two-day visit to the campus, where Gallagher was able to share his work with students. The visit was the first collaboration between the Pulitzer Center and the University of Iowa, one of the newest members of the Campus Consortium, a network of over 30 universities and colleges across the country. The partnership brings education and fellowship opportunities to Iowa students. (Pulitzer Center) Published November 17, 2017

Alumnus Blake Smith reflects on Peace Corps experience in Swaziland

Alumnus Blake Smith (16MPH) is currently serving with the Peace Corps in Swaziland, where he's involved in many different projects, from HIV prevention and support programs at a rural clinic, to assisting with the creation of the local school's first library. Published November 16, 2017

Heartland Center trainees receive OSH scholarships

Two Heartland Center trainees were awarded scholarships at the 46th Annual Iowa Governor's Safety & Health Conference on Nov. 2, 2017. Darrin Thompson, a PhD student in the Occupational Epidemiology training program, received the Jack Beno Scholarship. Shaunae Alex, an MS student in the Industrial Hygiene training program, received the Bill Dickinson Scholarship. Published November 15, 2017

New report looks at suicide in Iowa

A new state-based surveillance system is helping Iowa learn more about the circumstances surrounding violent deaths such as suicide. Iowa released its first report from the Iowa Violent Death Reporting System (IAVDRS). The report, "Suicide in Iowa, 2015: Iowa Violent Death Reporting System Special Report," is a joint effort by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the UI Injury Prevention Research Center. Published November 15, 2017

Anthony selected as editor in chief of JOEH

Renee Anthony, CPH associate professor of occupational and environmental health, has been selected as the new editor in chief of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (JOEH). Anthony will take the reins Jan. 1, 2018. Published November 15, 2017

Thorne comments on shift in EPA advisers

Until recently, Peter Thorne, CPH professor and head of occupational and environmental health, chaired the EPA's Science Advisory Board, the agency's most prominent advising body. Thorne says he's worried changes at the EPA will limit the agency's ability to protect public health and the environment. (Iowa Public Radio) Published November 15, 2017

CPHSA blood drive is Nov. 30

The CPH Student Association is partnering with DeGowin Blood Center to host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in C217 CPHB. Follow the link below to sign up to donate! Published November 14, 2017

Janssen discusses small- and large-scale farming

When most people think of Iowa, one thing comes to mind: cornfields. But what many people don't realize, however, is the overlap between small- and large-scale farms. University of Iowa Clinical Assistant Professor Brandi Janssen recently discussed the dichotomy in a "Science on Tap" forum. (Daily Iowan) Published November 14, 2017

Toepp honored with ASTMH Young Investigator Award

Angela Toepp, a doctoral student in epidemiology, recently received Honorary Mention in the Young Investigator Award contest at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene's (ASTMH) annual meeting in Baltimore. This award encourages developing young scientists to pursue careers in various aspects of tropical disease research. Published November 14, 2017

Afifi: Most shisha users start habit from families

Most of the shisha users, including women, in Arab countries have started the habit from their families that still discourage cigarettes. Shisha is a water pipe made of clay, ornately carved metals or plastics, which enables smoking flavored tobacco as it is bubbled through water. Parents encourage water pipe use under the impression that it is less harmful than cigarettes, said Rema Afifi, CPH professor of community and behavioral health. (Gulf News) Published November 10, 2017

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