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NY Times cites Novak’s eugenics research in article on racial bias in health care

Research by Nicole Novak examining a California eugenics law which forced or coerced thousands of sterilizations among Latinas/os was cited in a New York Times article about the impact of racial bias on health outcomes. Novak is an assistant research scientist in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health. Published January 17, 2020

Call for 2020 Hansen Award nominations

The University of Iowa College of Public Health invites CPH faculty, staff, and students to submit nominations for the 2020 Richard and Barbara Hansen Leadership Award and Distinguished Lectureship. Published January 16, 2020

Iowa Governor’s Conference on Public Health Invites Student Posters

Students are invited to submit a poster abstract for the 2020 Iowa Governor’s Conference on Public Health. Abstracts will be accepted based on how well they meet the needs and interests of the public health community. Published January 16, 2020

Show your CPH pride with official Public Health apparel

Start the new year with some cool UI College of Public Health gear! You can order sweatshirts, t-shirts, and much more at our online store through Jan. 29. Published January 16, 2020

HMP alum appointed executive director of Puerto Rico Health Insurance Administration

Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez Garced announced her appointment of attorney and health professional Jorge E. Galva as executive director of the Puerto Rico Health Insurance Administration. Published January 15, 2020

Three Summer Institute in Biostatistics students profiled by UH Hilo

Three students from the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo who spent this summer studying at the College of Public Health's Iowa Summer Institute in Biostatistics were profiled on the UH Hilo website this fall. Published January 14, 2020

UI CPCRN Collaborating Center highlights disparities in cancer prevention

The UI CPCRN is one of eight centers that has produced a supplemental issue of Preventive Medicine with 12 articles that examine implementation science and population approaches to improve equity in cancer prevention and control. Published January 14, 2020

Atchison appointed to Public Health Accreditation Board

Christopher Atchison, professor emeritus of health management and policy and former director of the State Hygienic Laboratory, was recently appointed to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). Published January 14, 2020

Cystic fibrosis carriers are at increased risk for cystic fibrosis-related conditions

Conventional wisdom says that having just one mutated copy of the cystic fibrosis gene has no effects on a person’s health -- the disease occurs when both copies of the gene are mutated. But a new study by UI Assistant Professor of Epidemiology Aaron Miller suggests that may not be the case. Published January 14, 2020

Native Center for Behavioral Health publishes winter newsletter

The Native Center for Behavioral Health published its second issue of Prevention in our Native Communities in December. The center is a research group directed by Prof. Anne Helene Skinstad in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health. This issue covered the topic of tobacco in Native communities and the dichotomy that exists between the […] Published January 10, 2020

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