Get ready for RAGBRAI: Plan your commute, parking for July 27

An estimated 12,000 RAGBRAI riders will be in Iowa City Friday, July 27, for an overnight stop. The University of Iowa community is asked to help safely welcome riders and visitors to our campus from across the country and around the world. Please be cautious while commuting to and from work on Friday, July 27, as cyclists and support vehicles make their way into Iowa City. Commuting to/from the College of Public Heath Building will be affected. Published July 19, 2018

IPHRC seeks community advisory board members

Join the Iowa Perinatal Health Research Collaborative (IPHRC) from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 6 at the North Liberty Public Library to learn about serving as a board member to help improve the health and lives of children in Iowa. Members of the IPHRC's community advisory board act as representatives of the general public and help to communicate information between the IPHRC and the public. Published July 19, 2018

Federal funding for research increases at the University of Iowa

The University of Iowa had another strong year for projects that will benefit Iowans, the country, and world thanks to an increase in federal funding for research and the number of proposals, grants, and contracts awarded in fiscal year 2018. The College of Public Health saw in increase in research dollars, up 15 percent or $5.8 million over last year, to $43.8 million in FY 18. (Iowa Now) Published July 19, 2018

Epidemiology seminar: When Healthy Aging Fails

Kathy Greenlee, JD, vice president of aging and health policy with the Center for Practical Bioethics, will present "When Healthy Aging Fails" on Tuesday, July 24, from 11 to 11:50 a.m. in Ellig Classroom (N120 CPHB). She will discuss the the purpose, function, and limitations of adult protective services in fighting elder abuse and explore opportunities for identifying risk factors for abuse with the goal of bringing a greater number of individuals and professionals into the prevention role. Published July 19, 2018

Meet the Dean: Q&A with Edith Parker

Edith Parker stepped into the role of dean of the College of Public Health on June 1, 2018. She recently answered a few questions about her new role as dean and what keeps her inspired in public health. Published July 18, 2018

Alumna Tina Freese Decker named next president and CEO of Spectrum Health

Tina Freese Decker (02MHA) has been appointed as Spectrum Health's next president and chief executive officer by the Spectrum Health System Board of Directors. When she assumes her new responsibilities Sept. 1, 2018, she will lead a nonprofit health system comprising 12 hospitals, including Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, and 3,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, including 1,500 members of Spectrum Health Medical Group. Published July 18, 2018

Have you taken your Personal Health Assessment yet?

Faculty and staff, have you taken your Personal Health Assessment in 2018? The 10-minute survey is confidential and can be accessed at your Employee Self-Service website. You'll receive up to $45 on your next paycheck, a tailored feedback report, and a free meeting with a Health Coach. Published July 16, 2018

International opportunity: Pulitzer Center Summer Reporting Fellowship

Are you interested in investigating and writing about global public health issues? If so, apply for the Pulitzer Center Summer Reporting Fellowship, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel abroad and further your understanding of a global health topic of your choice. Apply by Oct. 15, 2018, for the summer 2019 fellowship. Published July 16, 2018

UI forced to make difficult budget decisions following state funding cuts

After back-to-back state budget cuts by the Iowa Legislature, the University of Iowa will close seven centers and furlough more than 30 individuals whose position is not directly tied to student instruction. The university also will reduce funding for a handful of other centers, including Iowa's Center for Agricultural Safety and Health based in the College of Public Health. (Iowa Now) Published July 13, 2018

Health Policy Academy offered Aug. 1-2

The Region VII Health Policy Academy is a two-day, in-person training designed to introduce public health, population health, and health care professionals to the policy design and implementation process. Through interactive exercises, expert panels, and personal assessments, participants will describe the components of the policy making process, explore individual and collaborative efforts for influencing the policy making process, identify tools used to choose the most effective policy solutions, and more. The training will be held Aug. 1-2 in Omaha, Neb.  Published July 13, 2018


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