Thorne warns Iowa will see increased flooding, drought, and more

Climate change will increase damage from flooding, drought, toxic algae, and air pollution in the Midwest, says Peter Thorne, professor and head of Occupational and Environmental Health. Thorne spoke at this year's virtual Iowa Water Conference. (Successful Farming) Published April 8, 2021

Ullrich comments on redefinition of ‘metropolitan’ region

A proposed change to what constitutes a metropolitan area of the U.S. is getting pushback, with some arguing that the resulting increase in what are considered "rural" counties would make it harder for them to compete for scarce federal dollars. Fred Ullrich with the Department of Health Management and Policy discussed the new definitions. (Agri Pulse) Published April 8, 2021

Iowa sees increase in alcohol consumption during pandemic

The state of Iowa has seen an uptick in alcohol consumption following the pandemic. Paul Gilbert, CPH assistant professor, said even before the pandemic, Iowa was considered a heavy drinking state in a heavy drinking region. (Daily Iowan) Published April 8, 2021

Alumna offers tips for easing eye strain and other problems

During the pandemic, alumna Khadija Shahid (16MPH), a University of Iowa optometrist and assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, has seen many patients with eye concerns caused from spending increased time at home in front of the TV, computer, or cell phone. Read her tips for avoiding common eye problems. Published April 7, 2021

Webinar: Prevention and Geriatrics as a Focus for Health Research

On April 12 at 12:30 p.m., attend the webinar "Prevention and Geriatrics as a Focus for Health Research" presented by Marcel Salive from the National Institute on Aging. Published April 7, 2021

Learn about SciENcv and the NIH biosketch

Biosketches are required for all NIH applications. On April 14, learn about SciENcv, a tool to help you develop your biosketch and automatically format it according to NIH requirements. Published April 7, 2021

Complete your COVID-19 vaccination survey

With vaccine eligibility expanding and supply expected to increase, the university is preparing to vaccinate students, faculty, and staff. Find out more about completing your COVID-19 immunization survey if you wish to be vaccinated by Student Health or the University Employee Health Clinic. If you can be vaccinated sooner at an approved location, such as a local pharmacy, you're encouraged to do so. Published April 7, 2021

Sign up for the Science of Health Equity Summit

The Health Equity Advancement Lab (HEAL) at the University of Iowa College of Public Health invites everyone to attend the Fifth Annual Science of Health Equity Summit. This event will be held on Friday, April 23, from noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom. Pre-registration is required. Published April 7, 2021

Petersen discusses COVID work

Christine Petersen, professor of epidemiology, has been busy in the past year speaking with many different outlets about topics related to the pandemic and it's effects on vaccine development, the flu season and the future of infectious diseases. Published April 7, 2021

Register for spring Virtual Commencement Ceremony by April 22

The College of Public Health virtual commencement ceremony will be held Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 10 a.m. Degrees will be conferred and graduates have an opportunity to be individually recognized. Only students who RSVP "Yes" by the deadline will be recognized at the ceremonies. The firm deadline to RSVP and submit a slide photo is Thursday, April 22, at 11:59 p.m. Published April 7, 2021