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WRAC invites applications for 2021-22 Benson Scholarship

The Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC) at The University of Iowa invites applications for the Margaret P. Benson Memorial Scholarship program for the upcoming (2021-22) academic year. Application deadline is March 12, 2021. Published February 25, 2021

From the Front Row: Clinical trials, COVID-19 vaccines, and what comes next

This week, Alex hosts a timely interview with Dr. Patricia Winokur from the University of Iowa. They talk about the development and clinical trials process of COVID-19 vaccines and the part that Dr. Winokur and the UI played, and is currently playing, in studying the effectiveness of these vaccines. Published February 25, 2021

Registration open for the GPEID Conference

Register now for the 2021 Great Plains Emerging Infectious Diseases (GPEID) Conference that will take place online April 15-16. The keynote speakers will be Dr. Stanley Perlman and Dr. Jonna Mazet. Research abstracts are also being accepted! Published February 25, 2021

Fading memories make childhood trauma research a challenge in adults

A University of Iowa study finds that the limitations of human memory make it difficult for researchers to link adverse childhood experiences to physical health issues later in life. The study was part of a project supported by the UI Injury Prevention Research Center in the College of Public Health and funded by the CDC. (Iowa Now) Published February 25, 2021

Working at Iowa 2020 survey results

The Working at Iowa biennial survey is a critical tool that helps guide the College of Public Health's efforts to create a positive and productive work culture, contributes to understanding our strengths, and identifies opportunities for improvement. See some key findings from the latest survey. Published February 24, 2021

Make It OK! community event is March 11

Help reduce mental illness stigma by joining the Make It OK! Community Call to Action on March 11. This virtual event features CPH alumna Michelle Niermann (94MA) of UnityPoint Health as emcee and a keynote by Ben Nemtin, international speaker and New York Times best-selling author. Published February 24, 2021

Alumnus named president and CEO of HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital

HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, has named Andy Barth (06MHA) as the next president and CEO. He will begin serving in this role on March 29, 2021. Published February 24, 2021

Freese Decker named among Top 25 Women Leaders in Healthcare

Alumna Tina Freese Decker (02MHA) has been named among the 2021 Top 25 Women Leaders in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare. Freese Decker is president and CEO of Spectrum Health. Published February 24, 2021

Study links plant protein intake to lower risk of deaths from cardiovascular disease, dementia

Postmenopausal women who ate high levels of plant protein had lower risks of premature death, cardiovascular disease death, and dementia-related death compared with women who ate less plant protein, according to new research from University of Iowa College of Public Health investigators. Published February 24, 2021

UI colleges of business and public health partner with Native American tribes to develop programming

A faculty member from the Tippie College of Business is working with a program in the College of Public Health that partners with Native American tribes to develop new programs addressing mental health and addiction needs in local communities. (Tippie) Published February 19, 2021

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