From the Front Row: Injury and violence prevention trends, initiatives, and effects of COVID-19

This episode highlights National Injury Prevention Day (Nov. 18) with guests Maggie Ferguson, brain injury and disability manager for the Iowa Department of Public Health; Lisa Roth, deputy director for the University of Iowa's Injury Prevention Research Center; and Clare Willey, second-year graduate student in occupational and environmental health. Published November 18, 2021

Reception honoring Cori Peek-Asa is Nov. 30

You are cordially invited to a reception honoring Cori Peek-Asa, CPH associate dean for research. Stop in at the reception or leave a note on a digital card. Published November 18, 2021

And the winners are…

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Global Health Case Competition! Find out which team earned first place in this year's competition. Published November 17, 2021

Petersen comments on new state vaccine waiver law

Workers across the country are facing a Jan. 4 deadline to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or, in some cases, get tested weekly. But a new Iowa law expands workers' ability to refuse the vaccine, which could hurt efforts to end the pandemic. "If we don't have people actually get vaccinated, we're going to continue to have these pockets of people who aren't protected," said Christy Petersen, CPH professor of epidemiology. (IPR) Published November 17, 2021

Freese Decker shares her breakthrough leadership moment

Alumna Tina Freese Decker (02MHA), president/CEO of Spectrum Health System, recently shared the breakthrough leadership moments that continue to compel her, even when the challenges seem insurmountable.  Published November 17, 2021

Iowa students place in Top 5 of NAHSE Case Competition

Congratulations to HMP students Kori Thomas, R. Whit Delaney, and Mekenna Ollinger, who placed fifth in the 2021 Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition sponsored by the National Association of Health Services Executives. Published November 16, 2021

CPH student’s mother is 2021 International Parent of the Year

Ufuoma Ejughemre, a PhD student in the Department of Health Management and Policy, nominated his mother, Itse Ejughemre of Benin City, Nigeria, for the UI's International Parent of the Year award. Read their inspirational success story. Published November 16, 2021

From the Front Row: Meet the 2021-22 student podcasting team

In this episode, meet the student voices behind From the Front Row and learn a little about their diverse backgrounds and common interest in public health. Published November 15, 2021

Spotlight: Innovations in Urgent Mental Health and Substance Use Care

On Dec. 1, join a virtual presentation and discussion with Abbey Ferenzi, executive director of GuideLink Center. The center, located in Iowa City, is a community-initiated collaborative that provides easier access to immediate, onsite assessment and stabilization—outside of a hospital setting. Published November 12, 2021

Petersen urges vaccination against COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the best way to decrease the chance of severe infection and the rate of infection is through vaccination, says Christine Petersen, director of the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases in the UI College of Public Health. (Daily Iowan) Published November 11, 2021