From the Front Row: Talking emergency response with Peter Teahen

This episode is a lively conversation with Peter Teahen, a funeral director, mass casualty response expert, and airplane pilot. Garrett and Rasika chat with Peter about the essential concepts of emergency response and the ethics of caring for both the survivors and respondents during an emergency. Published March 24, 2023

Register for the Occupational Health and Safety Student Research Conference

The 7th Annual Occupational Health & Safety Student Research Conference will take place at the College of Public Health on April 28. This event provides an opportunity for students, faculty, and collaborators to learn about innovative occupational health and safety research and practice being conducted by students. Register by March 31. Published March 23, 2023

CPH faculty and student receive Discovery and Innovation Awards

Congratulations to Christine Petersen, professor of epidemiology; Keith Mueller, Gerhard Hartman Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy; and Laura Flores, a human physiology major completing a public health certificate, for being named recipients of Discovery and Innovation Awards.  Published March 23, 2023

Science of Health Equity Summit: ‘Partnerships in Food Systems’

The Health Equity Advancement Lab (HEAL) will host its 7th Annual Science of Health Equity Summit on April 5 in CPHB. The theme of this year’s summit is “Partnerships in Food Systems.” The 2023 summit will be headlined by keynote speaker Ellen W. Harris, executive director for the Institute for Food & Development Policy, better known as Food First.  Published March 23, 2023

Ready for your close-up? Be a photo shoot volunteer

The UI Office of Strategic Communication coordinates photo and video shoots for university marketing and communication efforts. This imagery is used for recruitment materials, social media, websites, video, and commercial spots to help tell the Iowa story. Interested in participating as a volunteer photo shoot model? Find out how. Published March 23, 2023

University of Iowa establishes global partnership with University of Johannesburg

The University of Iowa has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the University of Johannesburg in Johannesburg, South Africa. This global partnership seeks to provide opportunities for students and faculty in the areas of teaching, learning, and research. Published March 22, 2023

Attend a Science Cafe this spring

Check out the upcoming schedule of spring Science Cafe events sponsored by the EHSRC. Programs are a mix of online and in-person events. Published March 22, 2023

Take an Iowa water recreation survey

Do you swim in Lake MacBride or the Coralville Reservoir in the summer? Kayak? Walk your dog along Terry Trueblood's trails? Please consider participating in a survey from the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health to provide researchers with important information on how the public understands and receives communication on harmful algal blooms here in the state of Iowa.  Published March 22, 2023

Learn about the status of health in Johnson County

All are invited to attend a two-part virtual presentation on the 2022 Community Status Assessment for Johnson County, Iowa, on April 4 and 5.  Published March 22, 2023

Deshpande comments on Johnson County’s general public health ranking

The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute ranked Johnson County sixth out of Iowa’s 99 counties in terms of public health in 2022, up from twenty-fifth in 2020. Anjali Deshpande, CPH clinical associate professor, said a potential cause of the large increase of general health from 2020 could be that Johnson County was better equipped than other counties to handle the COVID-19 pandemic. (Daily Iowan) Published March 22, 2023