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Bosnian photographer Majda Turkic discusses cyberbullying project

Bosnian photographer Majda Turkic recently visited the College of Public Health to discuss her photography project that explores the effects of cyberbullying. "It's hard to recognize the victim because the victim hides or tries to be invisible," Turkic said. "Many schools in many countries don't have the mechanisms to protect this behavior and protect victims." (Daily Iowan) Published February 15, 2018

Iowa joins Sarcoidosis Research Network

Through a collaborative effort among Drs. Nabeel Hamzeh, Alicia Gerke, Karin Hoth (Department of Psychiatry), and Knute Carter (College of Public Health), University of Iowa Health Care has been selected to join the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research Clinical Studies Network. Iowa joins 11 other sites in the United States and Europe to collaborate on multi-site studies and drug trials focusing on sarcoidosis. Published February 15, 2018

CPH alums named as Forty Under 40 honorees

Bobbi Bentz (04MPH/MHA) and Mollie Giller (11MPH) have been named by the Des Moines Business Record to the 19th annual list of Forty Under 40 honorees. These 40 local business leaders were chosen by past award winners, are under the age of 40, and have demonstrated impressive career achievements and unparalleled community involvement. Each of the honorees will be profiled in the March 16 edition of the Business Record and recognized at an event on March 29. Published February 15, 2018

Robinson studies need for beta-blockers after a heart attack

Two large observational studies published last year in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology are raising questions about the need for beta-blockers in all patients after a first heart attack. Jennifer Robinson, professor of epidemiology and medicine at the University of Iowa, is a co-author of one of the new observational studies. (JAMA Network) Published February 15, 2018

Video: CPH Faculty Feature with Edith Parker

In case you missed it on FacebookLive, you can watch a recording of this month's CPH Faculty Feature. The special guest was Edith Parker, professor and head of community and behavioral health, interviewed by grad student Wensday Worth.  Published February 15, 2018

Get ready for CPH Research Week 2018

CPH Research Week 2018 runs April 2-6 and features an exciting lineup of speakers, workshops, poster sessions, conferences, and a new student case competition. Take a look at the full schedule of events and save the dates! Published February 15, 2018

Heartland Center seeks pilot project proposals

The Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety, supported by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, announces the availability of funds to support pilot projects. Research projects must be related to one of the National Occupational Research Agenda sector areas and pertain to an occupational health or safety (OHS) issue. Junior faculty, faculty developing a new research initiative in an OHS area, and OHS trainees pursuing an MS or PhD degree may apply. The deadline is March 16, 2018. Published February 14, 2018

Harkin on Wellness Symposium is March 21

The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement is hosting the inaugural Harkin on Wellness Symposium: Preventive Care and Policy on March 21 at Drake University. The keynote speaker is Dr. Andrew Weil, and CPH Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Tanya Uden-Holman is a panel member on "Educating future health professionals." Published February 13, 2018

UI research paper awarded the David Liu Prize

A University of Iowa research paper on intimate partner violence during pregnancy and the risk for adverse infant outcomes has been awarded the David Liu Prize by the Royal Academy of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. The research team included Audrey Saftlas, professor of epidemiology; Brittney Donovan, doctoral student in epidemiology; Kelli Ryckman, associate professor of epidemiology; Cassie Spracklen, doctoral student in epidemiology; and Marin Schweitzer, assistant professor of internal medicine. Published February 13, 2018

Present at the Occupational Health and Safety Student Research Conference

Students are invited to participate in poster and oral presentations at the third annual Occupational Health and Safety Student Research conference that will be held April 6 in the College of Public Health Building. The deadline for submitting topics is March 15, 2018. Published February 13, 2018

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