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RUPRI’s Richgels discusses summertime experiences of rural children

Jocelyn Richgels, director of national policy programs for the Rural Policy Research Institute, was an invited panelist at a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine information gathering session held Sept. 19 in Washington, D.C. The session was convened by the Committee on Summertime Experiences and Child and Adolescent Education, Health, and Safety. The committee, chaired by Martín Sepúlveda, IBM Fellow, CEO of CLARALUZ, LLC., and long-time member of the College of Public Health Board of Advisors, is studying how summertime experiences affect children across four areas of well-being. Published September 21, 2018

CPH joins study to help reduce falls among elderly Iowans

The UI College of Public Health and the Mercy Accountable Care Organization (ACO) are part of the nationwide STRIDE study, a five-year research project that seeks to reduce fall-related injuries among older adults. "Every year, about 30 percent of adults over age 65 suffer an injury from a fall, and about 30 percent of those result in injuries severe enough to lead to declines in health and loss of confidence," says Robert Wallace, CPH professor of epidemiology, who is leading the study. (Iowa Now) Published September 21, 2018

CEPH accredits UI College of Public Health for seven-year term

The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) Board of Councilors acted at its Sept. 7, 2018, meeting to accredit the University of Iowa College of Public Health for a seven-year term, with an interim report to be submitted in summer 2019 to address partially met criteria. The accreditation term extends until Dec. 31, 2025, pending the college's continued documentation of compliance in accordance with CEPH's reporting requirements. Published September 21, 2018

2018 UI Harm Reduction Summit set for Sept. 24-28

The 2018 University of Iowa Harm Reduction Summit brings together local and national experts, community members, University of Iowa students and staff, and those directly impacted by the war on drugs to hold conversations about syringe exchange, overdose prevention, and hepatitis C treatment. The summit will take place Sept. 24-28 in Iowa City.  Published September 20, 2018

Iowa City Latino Fest takes place Sept. 23

The Iowa City Latino Festival will take place on Sunday, Sept. 23 in downtown Iowa City. The festival will display music, dance, and food from various countries with Latino origin. Event organizer Manny Galvez says the festival has been a tradition in Iowa City for seven years and is an opportunity to build bridges with other communities around the area. Published September 20, 2018

Journalist Amy Maxmen discusses harnessing data in a global health crisis

Pulitzer Center grantee journalist Amy Maxmen visited the University of Iowa College of Public Health on Sept. 19 to discuss the impact of technology and how aid organizations harness data in a global health crisis. Maxmen's visit is part of the Pulitzer Center Campus Consortium partnership with the UI College of Public Health and UI School of Journalism and Mass Communication. (Pulitzer Center)  Published September 19, 2018

Registration now open for the 2018 MRASH conference

Registration is now open for the Midwest Rural Agricultural Safety and Health (MRASH) Conference to be held in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Nov. 27-30. Poster abstracts will be accepted through Nov. 1. Check out the confernce program and registration options online. Published September 19, 2018

Nominations for Iowa Public Health Heroes Award due Oct. 8

Do you know an outstanding public health practitioner in Iowa? Nominate him or her for a 2018 Iowa Public Health Heroes Award. Nominations are invited from across all fields of public health and a range of career paths, including service in local leadership, advocacy, business, as a newcomer to public health practice, or for career achievement. Nominations of individuals from traditional and non-traditional public health organizations are encouraged. Materials are due Monday, Oct. 8. Published September 18, 2018

Faculty, grad students invited to apply for the Dr. Carol S. Gleich Development Award

The Dr. Carol S. Gleich Development Award is available to faculty members and graduate students in the College of Public Health to support travel expenses to perform an official function at a national or international meeting. The meeting must be national or international in scope. CPH primary faculty and graduate students currently enrolled in CPH degree programs who are in good academic standing are eligible to apply. Award applications are accepted at any time, and will be reviewed twice yearly. The next deadline for review is Oct. 15, 2018.  Published September 18, 2018

UI study reveals the current rates of diagnosed type 1 and type 2 diabetes in American adults

A new study from the University of Iowa finds that type 2 diabetes remains overwhelmingly the most common type of diabetes diagnosed in American adults who have the disease. Study lead author Wei Bao, assistant professor of epidemiology in the College of Public Health, says the results are important because it allows health care professionals and policy makers to better allocate resources to treat each type of the disease. The study was published this month in the British Medical Journal. (Multiple sources) Published September 18, 2018

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