Study examines US rural cancer control plans to address disparities

A new study from researchers at the UI College of Public Health and the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina found that only about one-third of U.S. states, territories, and tribal organizations have made plans to address rural cancer mortality disparities through their required comprehensive cancer control plans. Published September 13, 2021

Science Cafes focus on climate change

The EHSRC Community Engagement Core is hosting two Science Cafes in September. Both events are focused on climate change and feature Dr. Jerald Schnoor and Dr. Peter Thorne. Published September 9, 2021

PharmD/MPH student Walt Wang is GPSG vice president

Walt Wang, a fourth-year PharmD/MPH student from Davenport, Iowa, is the new vice president of Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG). Read more about what he aims to accomplish this year. Published September 9, 2021

From the Front Row: The DEI report

In this episode, Alexis Clark interviews Dr. Maggie Chorazy and Dr. Paul Gilbert about about the first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion annual report published by the College of Public Health, and how they keep DEI in mind throughout the decision-making process. Published September 9, 2021

Gerr: Bans on mask mandates result in preventable COVID-19 cases

Bans on universal requirements for face coverings could be detrimental to overall compliance with mask wearing, said Fred Gerr, professor emeritus of occupational and environmental health. Not only does it send a message that diminishes the benefit of masks to the community, but also can lead to an actual reduction in mask use. "I think that results in an occurrence of COVID-19 cases that were preventable and should have been prevented," Gerr said. (The Gazette) Published September 8, 2021

Nominate an outstanding student for downtown banner campaign

The University of Iowa community is invited to nominate exemplary undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers and scholars for the 2022 Dare to Discover downtown banner campaign. Published September 8, 2021

Sharma to discuss post-acute care, long-term care services in rural areas

During this Sept. 14 webinar, Hari Sharma, assistant professor of health management and policy, will discuss the availability of post-acute care and long-term care services in rural areas, focusing on nursing homes.  Published September 8, 2021

GPCAH Pilot Grant Program accepting applications

The Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health (GPCAH) is now accepting proposals for pilot grants that target agricultural injury and illness prevention in the Midwest. Each project may be funded up to $30,000. The application deadline is Oct. 29, 2021.  Published September 8, 2021

Expand your horizons during Global Public Health Week

Celebrate Global Public Health Week Sept. 20-24. Hear from guest speakers, learn about internship and study abroad opportunities, join the Global Health Case Competition, and more! Published September 8, 2021

Join a viewing of the National Health Equity Research Webcast

All are invited to join a group (virtual) viewing of the National Health Equity Research Webcast, an annual event organized by colleagues at the University of North Carolina. The theme for 2021 is “This Is U.S.: Dissent, Denial and the Health of Populations.” The webcast is Sept. 17, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Published September 8, 2021