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Regents consider UI’s request for M.S. degree termination

The state Board of Regents heard the University of Iowa's request for approval to terminate the master of science in community and behavioral health in the Graduate College on April 18. There have been no admissions to the program since 2015. (Daily Iowan) Published April 19, 2019

Rohlman urges farm communities to talk about mental health

At a recent community seminar, Diane Rohlman, director of Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest, discussed the stressors of farming and the need to connect people to mental health resources. "We need to reduce the stigma associated with mental health, and the only way we're going to do that is talk about it," Rohlman said. (AgriNews) Published April 19, 2019

Criminal justice, immigration, and community health panel is April 22

How do law enforcement and incarceration intersect with health and health equity in Iowa? Attend a panel discussion to hear diverse perspectives from community members and CPH graduate students conducting research in this area. This CPH Spotlight Series presentation will take place Monday, April 22 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in C217 CPHB. Published April 18, 2019

Alumnus Greg Woods finds creative ways to reach Iowa’s Alzheimer’s community

On any given day, Greg Woods, a program specialist with the Greater Iowa Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, is reaching out to help fellow Iowans cope with some of life's most challenging circumstances. Many of those Iowans meet Woods face-to-face, while some simply hear his voice on the airwaves. A 2015 graduate of the MPH program in community and behavioral health, Woods is based in the Alzheimer's Association's Fort Dodge office, serving 17 counties in north central Iowa. Published April 17, 2019

Core course focuses on agricultural safety and health

A core course focused on agricultural safety and health is being offered this June to increase both the awareness of the hazards associated with farming as well as ways that professions can help reduce these hazards. "Our long-term goal really is to reduce injury and illness," said Diane Rohlman, the course training director and CPH associate professor of occupational and environmental health. (Daily Iowan) Published April 17, 2019

CPH collaborating with Newton Community Health Partnership

The Newton Community Health Partnership is a collaboration of local stakeholders working with teams from the University of Iowa and Grinnell College to promote physical activity and healthy eating habits. Linda Snetselaar, UI associate provost of outreach and engagement and CPH professor of epidemiology, is one of the project investigators. She said Newton has been "so responsive" to the changes and in developing projects for its community. (Multiple sources) Published April 17, 2019

Goraleski, Mahachi discuss emerging infectious diseases

Karen Goraleski, CEO of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and recent CPH guest lecturer, along with CPH epidemiology student Kurayi Mahachi, recently discussed the movement and spread of infectious diseases on a podcast produced by the Carver College of Medicine. (The Short Coat) Published April 17, 2019

CPH alumna helps rehabilitate injured marine mammals

Lauren Palmer, a veterinarian who earned a Master of Public Health from Iowa in 2015, works at the Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles. "I didn't want to leave my job to go back to school, so it worked out really well for me," says Palmer, who took most classes online but came to campus over two summers. "The classes helped me think about my animal population in a different way."  Published April 17, 2019

UI, Congolese community create partnership to improve health outcomes

The UI is partnering with the local Congolese community to identify cultural differences in health care and educate both immigrants and medical providers on how to facilitate more appropriate prenatal and pregnancy care. "I've been really impressed with both the commitment from our providers here at the UI and the commitment, dedication, and leadership from the community," said Will Story, CPH assistant professor. (Daily Iowan) Published April 17, 2019

Faculty, staff, and student awards ceremony set for April 29

The College of Public Health will honor faculty, staff, and students at its annual awards ceremony on Monday, April 29, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Callaghan Auditorium.  Published April 17, 2019

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