UI study finds existing vaccine can treat dogs infected with leishmaniasis

A study by University of Iowa researchers finds that a vaccine used to prevent dogs from contracting the deadly, parasitic disease canine leishmaniasis also can be used to treat currently infected dogs, providing a new avenue of treatment for millions of infected dogs globally. The study provided the first clinical trial of the vaccine LeishTec in infected dogs. (Multiple sources) Published December 12, 2018

Video: BLN grant program supports community well-being

The college's Business Leadership Network (BLN) Community Grant project supports public health-related initiatives that build collaborations and support community well-being. Check out a short video in which two of the 2018 grant recipients, Muscatine Center for Social Action in Muscatine and Living Proof Exhibit in Davenport, describe how these grants have helped their programs. Published December 12, 2018

Hernandez, Ward receive biostatistics scholarships

Congratulations to Department of Biostatistics graduate students Helin Hernandez and Caitlin Ward, who are the 2018 recipients of the Kathryn M. Chaloner Memorial Scholarship and the Leon F. Burmeister Memorial Scholarship, respectively. Published December 11, 2018

Summer program invites undergrads to explore health professions

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free six-week summer academic enrichment program for college freshmen and sophomores interested in careers in the health professions, including public health, medicine, dentistry, nursing, and pharmacy. SHPEP's goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions. Applications are now being accepted; the deadline to apply is Feb. 15, 2019. Published December 11, 2018

Register now for the Fulbright Intensive Workshop on Jan. 25

Would you like to teach English, study, or do research or creative work abroad for an academic year at no cost? Register now for the Fulbright 7th Annual U.S. Student Program Intensive Workshop on Friday, Jan. 25. Open to undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent graduates. Published December 6, 2018

De-stress with a dog, enjoy comfort food, and more during finals week

On Tuesday, Dec. 11, fuel up for finals by enjoying some comfort food and spending quality time with a therapy dog. Puzzles, stress balls, and coloring items will be available in the student commons throughout finals week.  Published December 6, 2018

2019 CPH Book Club selection: ‘What the Eyes Don’t See’

All College of Public Health students, faculty, and staff are invited to join a college-wide reading of "What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City" by Mona Hanna-Attisha. Alongside a team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders, Dr. Hanna-Attisha discovered that the children of Flint, Michigan, were being exposed to lead in their tap water--and then stood up to power to expose that truth to the world. Books are available for check out! Published December 6, 2018

Study looks at prevalence, treatment patterns of autism spectrum disorder

A new study from researchers at the University of Iowa shows that while autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is relatively prevalent among U.S. children aged 3-17 years, a large number of them don’t receive any type of treatment. The researchers looked at data from the 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health and found that 2.8 percent of the 43,032 children in the survey had been diagnosed with ASD and 2.5 percent currently had ASD. Among the children with current ASD, 29.5 percent never received either behavioral or medication treatments. (Multiple sources) Published December 5, 2018

RUPRI policy leader contributes to rural health transformation listening session

Jocelyn Richgels, director of national policy programs for the University of Iowa-based Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI), was one of a small number of rural health advocates, researchers, and providers at a recent Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services listening session on rural health transformation. The meeting took place on Dec. 3, 2018, at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services headquarters in Washington, D.C. Published December 5, 2018

Call for nominations: 2019 Discovery and Innovation Awards

Incredible and transformative work is taking place at the University across disciplines in the areas of discovery, innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership development. You have an opportunity to help recognize the individuals responsible for this amazing work by submitting your nominations for faculty, staff, and student research, innovation, mentorship, and startup awards. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 5. A list of awards, nomination instructions, and award criteria are available online.  Published December 5, 2018


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