CPH Helps to Tackle COVID-19

College of Public Health faculty, students, staff, and alumni are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with a wide range of skills and expertise. Their activities illustrate public health in action during this unprecedented time. Read below how alumni, faculty, staff and students are contributing to the global fight against COVID-19. And, if you haven’t submitted […] Published April 1, 2020

Novak comments on ICE reductions, coronavirus risk

Nicole Novak, CPH assistant research scientist, co-authored an article suggesting that mistrust will still persist and exacerbate coronavirus risk throughout mixed-status immigrant communities despite changes to immigration enforcement operations. (University of Michigan) Published April 1, 2020

GPCAH pilot grant applications due July 1, 2020

The Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health funds pilot grant projects (up to $30,000 per project) to community members and academic researchers, especially new investigators and trainees, intending to promote innovative outreach and research efforts to prevent agricultural injury and illness. Published April 1, 2020

CPH Spotlight Series: COVID-19 Update

The CPH Spotlight Series featured a panel discussion on COVID-19 featuring CPH Associate Professor of Epidemiology Christine Petersen, State Hygienic Lab Director Michael Pentella, and Johnson County Board of Health member Bonnie Rubin. The panel discussion was held on Wednesday, April 1. A video recording of the panel discussion is below. The panel’s PowerPoint slides […] Published April 1, 2020

Nonnenmann answers COVID-19 questions

Matthew Nonnenmann, associate professor of occupational and environmental health, answered listeners' questions about COVID-19 and the impact of the novel coronavirus. (Iowa Public Radio) Published March 31, 2020

Alums Kristin and Philip Van De Griend give back to their Iowa community

CPH alums Kristin and Philip Van De Griend (both 07MPH in epidemiology) first met over bagels at a Welcome Week event in the College of Public Health. Now the couple calls Orange City, Iowa, home. Published March 31, 2020

Webinar: Disrupting links between criminal justice system, health equity

As part of the annual Science of Health Equity Summit, join us for an online discussion about the intersection of the criminal justice system and health disparities on Monday, April 6, at 12:30 p.m. Published March 26, 2020

Looking for the helpers

Are you engaged in activities, either personally or professionally, that help our community cope with the COVID-19 crisis? Please let us know! Information gathered will help the CPH Communications team develop stories and illustrate public health in action. Published March 26, 2020

Wanted: Your ideas for a social media awareness campaign

CPH faculty, staff, and students are invited to contribute ideas for an evidence-based social media awareness campaign around COVID-19. Published March 26, 2020

Neighbors make sure Amish community gets COVID-19 information

Alumna Danielle Pettit-Majewski (10MPH) and Stephanie Leonard, an industrial hygienist in the CPH, helped provide the Amish community around Kalona, Iowa, with information about COVID-19. Published March 26, 2020


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