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A ‘thank you’ to outgoing CPH Wellness Ambassador Kim Merchant

Kim Merchant has served as the College of Public Health Wellness Ambassador for 10 years. She recently announced that she is stepping down from this volunteer position, and the college would like to thank Kim for her dedication and passion in promoting health and wellness. Published August 4, 2022

Some fast facts about monkeypox

What are the symptoms of monkeypox? Is University of Iowa Health Care testing for it? Can I receive a vaccine to protect against the virus? Dr. Karen Brust, hospital epidemiologist at UI Hospitals & Clinics, answers these questions and more. Published August 4, 2022

Iowa Summer Institute in Biostatistics introduces students to the field

The Iowa Summer Institute in Biostatistics introduces students from across the country to the growing field of biostatistics. Published August 4, 2022

From the Front Row: Students chat about their summer practicum experiences

Public health grad students stay busy in the summer with internships and practicum projects. This week Anya talks with Madelyn Lemons, Bella Reyes, and Haley Wilson about their their practicum experiences, what they've learned, and how they've prepared for their careers in public health. Published August 4, 2022

Newly funded research FY22 Q4

Congratulations to the CPH researchers who received awards in the fourth quarter of FY22. Check out the list of recipients and projects. Published August 3, 2022

Lehmler leads team to address climate, environment, and health

With $500,000 in funding from the OVPR Interdisciplinary Scholars awards program, an interdisciplinary team will start work on a new project at the intersection of climate, the environment, and health. Hans-Joachim Lehmler, CPH professor of occupational and environmental health, leads the project. Published August 3, 2022

Nominations open for UI Global Student Award

Do you know an exceptional student leader deeply engaged in international education on campus or abroad? Nominations for this year's UI Global Student Award are now open!  Published August 3, 2022

Smile: Free CPH portrait sessions set for August

College of Public Health faculty, staff, and graduate students are invited to drop in to have a free portrait taken on Tuesday, Aug. 16, or Thursday, Aug. 25.  Published August 2, 2022

Pentella discusses ‘brain-eating amoeba’

Michael Pentella, CPH clinical professor of epidemiology and director of the State Hygienic Laboratory, discussed Naegleria fowleri, the “brain-eating amoeba” that recently closed a beach at a state park. (Iowa Public Radio) Published July 28, 2022

From the Front Row: Flea-borne diseases with Dr. Kiersten Kugeler

In the final episode on vector-borne diseases, Anya and Ben talk with Dr. Kiersten Kugeler from the CDC about the role that fleas can play in spreading disease and which diseases they can carry. Published July 28, 2022

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