Study finds phones can harbor allergens

Peter Thorne, CPH professor of occupational and environmental health, co-authored a study showing that smartphones are potential receptacles for allergens and asthma triggers. (US News & World Report) Published November 15, 2022

From the Front Row: Sustainability, equity, and individual and group efforts

In the final episode of our series on climate change, Radha and Anya talk with Stratis Giannakorous, the director of the University of Iowa Office of Sustainability and the Environment. They chat about his path to environmental work, sustainability at the University of Iowa, the importance of equity, and both individual and collective efforts to address climate change. Published November 15, 2022

In memoriam: Professor Emeritus Bill Field

R. William "Bill" Field, professor emeritus of occupational and environmental health at the University of Iowa College of Public Health, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He was recognized internationally for his expertise in radon and radiation health effects. Published November 14, 2022

Join the Student Association for Rural Health on National Rural Health Day 

Stop by the Student Association for Rural Health (SARH) table in the CPHB Atrium on Nov. 17 to celebrate National Rural Health Day and learn about our student association. Published November 11, 2022

Zahnd to chair Journal of Rural Health editorial board

Whitney Zahnd, assistant professor of health management and policy, has been selected to serve as chair of the editorial board of the Journal of Rural Health, the nation's only scholarly journal focused on rural health issues. Published November 11, 2022

Celebrate International Education Week

The University of Iowa will observe International Education Week Nov. 14-18, celebrating the many ways international education and exchange opportunities prepare people for community-building in both national and international settings. Published November 10, 2022

Injury Prevention Day is Nov. 18

Join the UI Injury Prevention Research Center in "shining a green light” on injury prevention. Find out how you can get involved on this day of action. Published November 10, 2022

Call for student abstracts: 2023 Public Health Conference of Iowa

The 2023 Public Health Conference of Iowa is pleased to announce a call for student poster abstracts. This is a great opportunity to share your work with 500 public health professionals and make connections with educational and vocational entities. The deadline for submission is Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. Published November 10, 2022

Webinar: It’s Not Easy Being a Rural Pharmacy – Services, Payments, Closures, and Deserts

In a webinar on Nov. 14, Fred Ullrich and Keith Mueller will share recent research from the Rural Policy Research Institute Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis and discuss key findings on the availability of pharmacy services, payment models, the impact of pharmacy closures, and the creation of new pharmacy deserts. Registration is free and required.  Published November 10, 2022

Distinguished Faculty Lecture recording available

A video of Joe Cavanaugh's Distinguished Faculty Lecture “Reassessing Health Sciences Research: Moving Beyond p-Values and Statistical Significance” is now available for viewing. Published November 10, 2022