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Jim Kacer: A love for science, the environment, and lifelong learning leads to a PhD

Graduating doctoral student Jim Kacer has had a long career in various environmental and occupational health settings. He's earned several academic degrees, worked nationally and internationally, enjoys nature photography, and continues to think flexibly about the future. Published May 3, 2023

Research guide recognized for excellence

"Research at the Speed of Trust: A Guide for Researchers and Native Communities" recently received the Communicator Award of Excellence in the Social Impact-Institutional category from the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts. Published May 3, 2023

Video addresses worker recruitment and retention

The Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest recently released a video about how health and safety efforts in the workplace impact recruitment and retention. Published May 3, 2023

Students honored with awards at SAVIR conference

Two CPH students recently received awards at the 2023 conference of the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR) held in Denver, Colorado.  Published May 3, 2023

OEH students awarded Zwerling-Sprince Scholarship

Emma Smaellie and Cynthia Maharani, both outstanding graduate students in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health (OEH), were recently named the 2023 recipients of the Zwerling-Sprince Scholarship in Occupational and Environmental Health. Published May 3, 2023

2023 CPH Faculty, Staff, and Student Awards presented

Students, faculty, staff, and alumni were honored at the annual CPH Awards & Recognition Presentation held May 3, 2023. See a list of all who were recognized at the event. Published May 3, 2023

UI faculty awarded $5.3 million national mental health grant

Faculty from the University of Iowa College of Education, College of Public Health, and School of Social Work will collaborate on a $5.3 million grant to address shortages in the number of school-based mental health services professionals (MHSPs) available in high-need schools. Published May 3, 2023

2023 Campus Culture DEI Leadership Summit

On May 16, join Dr. Liz Tovar and other campus and area business leaders to discuss our campus culture, define “DEI in Action,” and have a conversation about how we can teach the skillsets our students need for success. Please RSVP by May 8. Published May 3, 2023

Iowans can expect health effects from drought, heat waves

CPH professors Brandi Janssen and Peter Thorne recently commented on the health effects of increasing droughts and heatwaves in Iowa. (Capital Dispatch) Published May 3, 2023

Testing the waters: Lyndy Holdt studies water quality and environmental health

Lyndy Holdt is a graduate student in occupational and environmental health interested in helping Iowans understand water quality issues. She’s currently administering a survey to assess water recreation behavior in Iowa and the public’s awareness of harmful algal blooms. Find out more about her research and interest in environmental health. Published May 2, 2023