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Heartsaver CPH/AED adult certification offered at CPHB

All CPH faculty, staff, and students are invited to earn their Heartsaver CPR/AED Adult Certification on Tuesday, Oct. 24. The class will be taught in N202 CPHB by paramedic Michael Aguilar. There is a fee to attend. Published October 13, 2017

CPH welcomes Sen. Tom Harkin, health policy expert Jenelle Krishnamoorthy on Oct. 18

The College of Public Health will host special guests Senator Tom Harkin (retired) and health policy expert and executive Jenelle Krishnamoorthy for two public lectures on Wednesday, Oct. 18. Both lectures are sponsored by the Iowa Institute of Public Health Research and Policy based in the college. Harkin will present “Delivering a Healthy Future: Making Public Health Policy in the 21st Century,” and Krishnamoorthy will present “Population Health – Perspectives from the Field.” Published October 10, 2017

Senator Tom Harkin will present lecture at CPHB Oct. 18

Senator Tom Harkin (retired) will present "Delivering a Healthy Future: Making Public Health Policy in the 21st Century" on Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Callaghan Auditorium (N110 CPHB). Harkin, who represented Iowa in the United States Congress for more than four decades, is the Iowa Institute of Public Health Research and Policy's (IIPHRP) inaugural Visiting Scholar.  Published October 6, 2017

Johnson County Public Health appoints new director

The Johnson County Board of Health last week appointed Dave Koch to serve as the director of Johnson County Public Health (JCPH), effective Oct. 8, 2017. Koch replaces Director Doug Beardsley, who served in the position for nine years. Published October 5, 2017

Everything you need to know to fight phishing

In conjunction with National Cyber Security Awareness Month, University of Iowa IT security experts are asking the UI community to help fight phishing--phony emails and other communications that aim to steal usernames and passwords, credit card or social security numbers, and other sensitive information. A handful of tips can help anyone avoid the bait. Published October 5, 2017

Preconception vitamin D may reduce gestational diabetes risk

Women reporting daily vitamin D supplementation of at least 400 IU per day before becoming pregnant were nearly 30 percent less likely to develop gestational diabetes than women who did not report taking a vitamin D supplement, according to an analysis of the Nurses' Health Study II cohort. Wei Bao, CPH assistant professor of epidemiology, co-authored the study.  Published October 5, 2017

HMP students will represent UI at student case competition

In October, a team of University of Iowa graduate students will put their analytical and presentation skills to the test at the national Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition. "This is a great opportunity for our students to practice their skills and build their professional network," says Dan Gentry, clinical professor of health management and policy, director of the UI Master of Health Administration program, and the team's faculty mentor. "It's also a way our program can nurture and support more diversity among our students and in the health care executive profession." Published October 5, 2017

Study finds high levels of lead in 1 in 5 Iowa newborns

A recent study of Iowa newborn blood samples showed that 1 in 5 newborns had high blood lead levels, regardless of whether their mother lived in a city or a rural area. The higher levels statewide likely are related to the amount of pre-1940s housing stock in Iowa, when lead paint was commonly used. The study team included CPH researchers Audrey Saftlas, Jacob Oleson, and Kelli Ryckman. (Lab Link) Published October 4, 2017

MPH student will present at Many Faces of Community Health conference

MPH student Caroline Woods, MS, PA-C, will present at the Many Faces of Community Health Annual Conference in Minneapolis on Oct. 27. The theme of the conference is "Community Centered Care and the People We Serve." Published October 4, 2017

Save the date: President of Research!America will speak Nov. 1

Mary Woolley, president of Research!America, will present "Your Role in Changing Hearts and Minds for Science" on Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Callaghan Auditorium (N110 CPHB). Published October 4, 2017

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