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Alumna Leslie McClure reflects on public health research

Alumna Leslie McClure (97MS) is now the dean of Saint Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice and fellow with the SLU Research Institute. She recently reflected on the experiences that brought her to this new position and what it means to grow public health research. Published April 2, 2024

Amber Hawkins recognized with IPHA Emerging Leader Award

MPH student Amber Hawkins was honored by members of the Iowa Public Health Association (IPHA) with the 2024 Emerging Leader Award. This award recognizes an individual who has exhibited public health leadership in Iowa through advocacy, community involvement, and/or program innovation as a student or early career professional. Published April 1, 2024

Study examines resolving alcohol use disorder without treatment

While highly effective, specialty alcohol treatment may present barriers, such as cost and stigma. A variety of strategies and other factors—often in combination—help people address their problem drinking without the use of specialized alcohol services, according to a study by CPH researchers of untreated people in recovery from alcohol use disorder. (Newswise) Published April 1, 2024

From the Front Row: Intimate partner violence – evolving understanding and changing policy

Lauren welcomes Dr. Mark Berg and Kaylin Campbell from the University of Iowa's Public Policy Center to talk about intimate partner violence (IPV) from sociological, psychological, and public health perspectives and how views and policies about IPV have been changing. Published March 28, 2024

From the Front Row: Modern health care, public health, and digital communications

Dr. Marius Ungureanu, executive director of the Cluj School of Public Health in Romania, and Dr. Radu Meza, professor of journalism and media at Babeș-Bolyai University in Romania, join Rasika and Victor for a conversation about the health care systems and public health issues in the U.S. and Romania and how digital communications strategies play a role in communicating health information. Published March 27, 2024

Students invited to the 2024 UI Pre-Health Conference

Students interested in health care are invited to the 4th Annual Pre-Health Conference on April 7 in the IMU main ballroom. The conference includes various programs, workshops, networking, and numerous health professionals who will provide insight and guidance to pre-health students at Iowa. Register by March 31. Published March 27, 2024

Cancer in Iowa: A look into Iowa’s high cancer rates

Among its Midwestern cohort, Iowa is the clear leader in rates of new cancer cases, said Mary Charlton, University of Iowa epidemiology professor and director of the Iowa Cancer Registry. Charlton and her team of UI researchers analyzed which cancers are popping up more frequently in Iowa compared to the rest of the country. (The Gazette) Published March 27, 2024

Semprini named an equity grant recipient

Jason Semprini, PhD, a postdoctoral scholar in the College of Public Health at the University of Iowa, has been awarded $25,000 to promote oral health equity among underserved populations. Published March 27, 2024

Alumna Jessica Allen discusses intersection of public health, urban planning

CPH undergraduate alumna Jessica Allen is now in her final semester of the Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree program at CU Denver. Learn how public health informs her current studies and career goals.  Published March 27, 2024

2024 Iowa Public Health Heroes announced

The University of Iowa College of Public Health recently honored three Iowa public health leaders whose work is helping to promote better health, prevent disease, and build stronger communities throughout the state: Katie Owens, Elizabeth Faber, and Lina Tucker Reinders. Published March 27, 2024