Ward to present CPH Distinguished Faculty Lecture Aug. 30

Marcia Ward, professor and interim head of health management and policy, will deliver the 2017 College of Public Health Distinguished Faculty Lecture at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, in Callaghan Auditorium. Ward's presentation, "Telehelath in the Rural Emergency Department: Using Mixed Methods to Explore Benefits," will be followed by a reception in the CPHB atrium. Published July 26, 2017

Gilbert leading survey of LGBTQ health needs in Iowa

This year, Iowa becomes one of just a handful of states to conduct a health assessment of its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) residents. The University of Iowa College of Public Health, the Iowa Cancer Consortium, and One Iowa (a state-wide LGBTQ advocacy organization) have partnered to conduct a comprehensive survey to describe the health status and identify the health needs of LGBTQ Iowans. "We’re doing this survey to find out what LGBTQ Iowans need in order to be the healthiest they can be," says Paul Gilbert, CPH assistant professor of community and behavioral health and principal investigator.  Published July 26, 2017

Video: UI Distinguished Alumni Award recipients on ‘Always a Hawkeye’

"Once A Hawkeye, Always A Hawkeye" is more than a saying, it has become a way life. Here's what it means to this year’s UI Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, including CPH alumna Rosebud Roberts (90MS). Published July 26, 2017

Ward writes about scalability of telehealth

Telehealth can be a virtual solution to reaching rural residents with health care, but its integration into mainstream medicine is taking longer than expected. CPH Professor Marcia Ward is one of five leaders working to advance telehealth for rural areas who recently shared their thoughts on the changes needed to make telehealth common practice. (The Rural Monitor) Published July 26, 2017

Program introduces underrepresented students to health professions

The UI Summer Health Professions Education Program is a six-week summer program to promote underrepresented students in the health professions. Eighty students are participating at the UI and are introduced to basic science classes and opportunities in the Carver College of Medicine and the Colleges of Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Public Health. (Daily Iowan) Published July 25, 2017

Smile: CPH portrait sessions set for August

All College of Public Health faculty, staff, and students are invited to have a portrait taken free of charge at one of several upcoming open photo sessions. The pictures are used by the college and/or departments for newsletters, class composites, web sites, bulletin board displays, and related materials. Published July 25, 2017

Thorne: Rural areas face environmental challenges

In an article about environmental challenges in rural areas associated with coal mining, fracking, and climate change, CPH Professor Peter Thorne says rural areas face infrastructure challenges around increased rainfall and flooding. “The ditches and small creeks [in these areas] were not set up to accommodate those levels of water flow,” he says. “Roads can flood; evacuations will be made more difficult; emergency responders might not be able to get through to people.” (Governing) Published July 25, 2017

UI external research funding sees uptick despite challenges

Fiscal year 2017 saw an estimated 1 percent increase in both total external funding and funding that supports research and scholarship at the University of Iowa. The Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest was noted for receiving a $16.3 million grant from the CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, along with Associate Professor of Epidemiology Kelli Ryckman, who is receiving funding from The Gates Foundation to support research estimating the gestational age of a fetus with metabolic biomarkers measured using newborn blood specimens. (Iowa Now) Published July 20, 2017

CPH researchers help evaluate Johnson County’s Community ID

Johnson County's Community ID -- one of the first county-issued photo IDs in the nation -- recently marked its second anniversary. Over the past two years, an evaluation team spoke with hundreds of Johnson County ID applicants through the Community ID Evaluation. The evaluation was a joint project of the Center for Worker Justice, the Johnson County Auditor’s Office, and the University of Iowa College of Public Health. The CPH researchers included Barbara Baquero, Marlén Mendoza, Nicole Novak, Xiomara Santana, and Rosamond Smith. (Press-Citizen) Published July 20, 2017

Mueller discusses rural health care at Georgia task force meeting

Keith Mueller, CPH interim dean and professor of health management and policy, recently spoke at a meeting of Georgia’s Health Care Reform Task Force. He highlighted new ways to rethink how to increase health care access to rural communities, since so many rural areas have seen hospital closings in recent years. (The Tifton Gazette)  Published July 13, 2017


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