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Survey: UI Breast Cancer Research Group seeks input on research symposium

The Breast Cancer Research Group in the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is exploring the possibility of holding a research symposium this year. To facilitate planning, organizers have created a brief survey to gauge interest from faculty, students, and research staff in attending the symposium. Published February 14, 2019

Register now for the Occupational Health & Safety Student Research Conference

Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Occupational Health & Safety Student Research Conference, which will take place at the UI College of Public on Friday, April 26. This event provides an opportunity for students, faculty, and collaborators across campus and the region to learn about innovative occupational health and safety research being conducted by students, and gives students an opportunity to showcase their research in this important field. Published February 14, 2019

Join the Healthy LifeStars team

Healthy LifeStars is seeking student volunteer coaches who are passionate about healthy eating, exercising, or teaching kids. Students have volunteer opportunities every week of the semester Monday-Thursday. Training and lesson plans are provided. Contact hailey-boudreau@uiowa.edu for more information. This is a flexible program and a great resume builder! Published February 14, 2019

UI research finds no health hazards from wind turbines

CPH professors Peter Thorne and David Osterberg, in collaboration with the Iowa Environmental Council, have written a paper concluding that there is no evidence that the sound produced by wind turbines poses a health risk to neighboring residents. Thorne hopes that when counties make decisions on matters such as constructing wind turbines, they include the public in the process. "Evidence shows when people are part of the process, they're more accepting of the outcome," Thorne said. (Daily Iowan) Published February 14, 2019

Escoto developing e-cigarette health campaign

Alejandra Escoto, a graduate student in the College of Public Health, is working with Student Health to develop a toolkit with methods to prevent e-cigarette use and assist current users quit smoking. To make sure the campaign is successful with students, Student Health is conducting focus groups for vape users and non-users, Escoto said. (Daily Iowan) Published February 14, 2019

UI study finds parents unsure how to handle cyberbullying

A series of focus groups comprised of parents of middle and high school students in the Midwest is among the first efforts by researchers to look at parental roles in cyberbullying. "This brings a new dimension to our understanding of the parent component of cyberbullying and will help us develop stronger intervention approaches to engage parents and schools," says Corinne Peek-Asa, director of the Injury Prevention Research Center in the UI College of Public Health, which funded the research. (Iowa Now) Published February 14, 2019

CPH game night is Feb. 21

Take a break and enjoy some Mario Kart, Catch Phrase, Super Smash Bros, Jenga, and many other games from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 in C217 CPHB. Feel free to bring your own games -- and snacks! Hosted by the CPH Graduate Student Association. Published February 13, 2019

Apply for a CPH Board of Advisors Student Award

Each year the UI College of Public Health's Board of Advisors recognizes current CPH graduate and undergraduate students whose public health research or practice experience demonstrates one or more of the college's Collective Areas of Excellence: Community Engagement, Comparative Effectiveness Research, and Rural Health. The recipients of the award will receive $500 and a plaque. Applications are due March 26, 2019. Published February 13, 2019

Field comments on radon exposure and cancer

According to new analysis, radon exposure itself may be responsible for 14–17 percent of lung cancer cases and 3 percent of all cancer mortality in the 66 countries for which national data on radon exposure are available. "In the United States, I consider radon exposure the leading environmental cause of cancer mortality," says longtime radon researcher and University of Iowa professor Bill Field. (Environmental Health Perspectives) Published February 13, 2019

Join the CPH Relay for Life team

Join the CPH Relay for Life of Johnson County team and help support the American Cancer Society. The Relay for Life event will take place Saturday, April 6, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Hawkeye Tennis and Rec Complex. Sign up to be part of the team or make a donation at the link below.  Published February 13, 2019

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