From Afghanistan to Iowa: An Unexpected Journey

Join the March 20 Spotlight to hear from Fazal Adil, an Afghan refugee, about his experience of being resettled in Iowa. In addition, learn about the Afghan resettlement process and the challenges involved from other experts in the field.  Published March 8, 2023

Training grant focuses on climate change impacts on health

UI researchers recently received a $2.1 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to research the intersection of climate change and lung health. CPH professor Peter Thorne is a co-PI on the grant. (Daily Iowan) Published March 8, 2023

Article by Whitney Zahnd honored for research impact

A paper led by Whitney Zahnd, assistant professor of health management and policy, has been selected by the American Association for Cancer Research to receive an award based on its high impact and originality. Published March 2, 2023

Order your CPH apparel by March 5

Need some new CPH merch? Order T-shirts, crewnecks, and hoodies through Sunday, March 5. The proceeds support the CPH Graduate Student Association.  Published March 2, 2023

From the Front Row: Affordable housing and its impact on health

Adriana and Amy welcome Jessica Andino to the show to discuss affordable housing and its impact on health and well-being. Jessica is a current PhD student in the UI College of Public Health and also serves as the executive director of the Johnson County Affordable Housing Coalition. Published March 2, 2023

Applications sought for Social Justice Sprince Zwerling Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the Social Justice Sprince Zwerling Scholarship, awarded to a distinguished, well-deserving graduate student in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health. Applications are due March 6. Published March 1, 2023

Media roundup: 2023 Cancer in Iowa report

According to the 2023 Cancer in Iowa report, Iowa is the only state with a significant increase in cancer incidence from 2015 to 2019, and has the second-highest overall cancer incidence of all U.S. states. A number of news stories were generated about the report. (Multiple sources) Published March 1, 2023

Iowa receives grant to create the Climate Change and Health Solutions Challenge

A University of Iowa collaborative project has been awarded a one-year, $50,000 Climate Change and Human Health seed grant by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. The grant will be used to create a campus-wide entrepreneurial challenge to develop climate change and health solutions, with $10,000 awarded to four teams to put their ideas into action. Published March 1, 2023

Data for decades: Iowa Cancer Registry celebrates 50 years and profound impact

For 50 years, the Iowa Cancer Registry has served the state of Iowa as the trusted source for high-quality cancer data. The registry’s efforts inform research and prompt prevention, screening, and treatment. Published February 28, 2023

BLN Community Grant Program recipients announced for 2023

The College of Public Health and its Business Leadership Network (BLN) recently announced that five Iowa community organizations will be recipients of grant funding through the BLN’s Community Grant Program. The organizations received grant awards of up to $3,000 to support public health-related initiatives and projects in their communities. Published February 28, 2023