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Robinson leads team that writes statin guidance paper

Jennifer Robinson, professor of epidemiology in the University of Iowa College of Public Health and director of the Preventive Intervention Center, was the lead researcher on a team from the National Lipid Association that issued a statement paper providing clinicians with new guidance for the use of statins in select patients. Published May 16, 2019

Story, Golinghorst honored with awards at Finkbine Dinner

University of Iowa students, faculty, staff, and alumni received some of the institution's highest honors on April 23, 2019, at the 102nd Finkbine Dinner. College of Public Health faculty and students honored were Will Story, who received the James N. Murray Faculty Award, and Dexter Golinghorst, who received a Distinguished Student Leader certificate. Published May 16, 2019

VIDEO: CPH students celebrate graduation

Students, faculty and staff celebrate another round of new graduates at our annual graduation celebration. Published May 15, 2019

Petersen’s paper on canine brucellosis reemergence cited

A dog breeding center in Iowa has been the originating point for several cases of canine brucellosis. CPH associate professor Christine Petersen recently co-authored a paper about the reemergence of the disease, noting that all dogs need to be screened and tested for the infection before they are imported or cleared for interstate travel. (News-Medical.Net) Published May 15, 2019

Video: Celebrating our CPH graduates

There's nothing more exciting than sending off another class of our graduates, ready to make the world a better place. Enjoy some sights and sounds from the May 2019 graduation celebration. Published May 15, 2019

UI colleges adapting to new educational demands

Colleges at the University of Iowa are adapting programming and curriculum to meet the demands of students and potential employers. The College of Public Health established an undergraduate program in 2016 to meet the growing demand for not just providers, but scientists and researchers, inspectors, hospital administrators, project managers, wellness counselors, data analytics experts, and other public health professionals. (Iowa Now) Published May 15, 2019

Healthy LifeStars gets kids moving to reduce childhood obesity

More than 100 Iowa City-area students recently participated in Healthy LifeStars, an initiative from the University of Iowa College of Public Health that fights childhood obesity by encouraging students to be more active and eat more nutritious food. The college has rolled out several initiatives in recent years designed to reduce the number of obese children in Iowa. (Iowa Now) Published May 15, 2019

Free ‘Tackling Data’ training sessions offered in June

The college is hosting free training sessions around the state in June to advance public health professionals' knowledge of quantitative data, provide online resources, and provide skill building to assist in communicating and visualizing various data. Sessions will be held in Waverly, Storm Lake, Des Moines, and Clear Lake.  Published May 15, 2019

Alumna Mayra Coronado Garcia puts data skills to work

Alumna Mayra Coronado Garcia (18MPH) joined The OMNI Institute in Denver, Colorado, as a researcher in March 2019. She will focus on data analysis and management as well as report development. "My goal is to produce reports on a big scale. We create so many reports now that look at large populations, I want to make sure we can break down the data for sub-groups so it is more digestible for smaller populations," she says. Published May 15, 2019

CPH researchers contribute to case studies of NGO health programs

College of Public Health researchers have contributed to a series of case studies that describe the impact of long-term projects on health systems in Mozambique, Ethiopia, and Malawi. The studies examine integrated community case management programs implemented in the three countries by the international non-governmental organization Save the Children. William Story, CPH assistant professor of community and behavioral health, and CPH alumni Emily Hejna (17MPH) and Elijah Olivas (19MPH) contributed to the reports. Published May 14, 2019

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