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FarmSafe podcast uses stories to promote agricultural health and safety

FarmSafe, a new podcast created by the UI College of Public Health's Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health, is helping prevent farm-related injuries and deaths through storytelling and education. (Daily Iowan) Published September 14, 2021

Doctor shares his experience caring for rural patients during COVID-19

Ryan Flannery, a physician in Washington, Iowa, shares his perspective and experience as a rural physician caring for families during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Iowa Farmer Today) Published September 14, 2021

Addressing Health Disparities and Biases in AI and Machine Learning Tools

Are you interested in learning how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning can be used to identify and address health disparities? Join the Sept. 17 kickoff of the project “Addressing Health Disparities and Biases in AI and Machine Learning Tools.” Published September 14, 2021

Workshop: Professional Communication Skills & Techniques for Public Health Careers

On Sept. 29, attend a virtual workshop on professional communication skills in public health industries. This workshop, hosted by the University Counseling Service and Public Health Career Services Office, will focus on both verbal and written communication skills.  Published September 14, 2021

Hamann offers back-to-school safety tips

Back-to-school safety is different this year, with many children returning to school after a year of learning at home. Cara Hamann, CPH assistant professor of epidemiology, offers safety tips for kids who ride their bikes to school. (U.S. News and World Report) Published September 14, 2021

Study examines US rural cancer control plans to address disparities

A new study from researchers at the UI College of Public Health and the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina found that only about one-third of U.S. states, territories, and tribal organizations have made plans to address rural cancer mortality disparities through their required comprehensive cancer control plans. Published September 13, 2021

Science Cafes focus on climate change

The EHSRC Community Engagement Core is hosting two Science Cafes in September. Both events are focused on climate change and feature Dr. Jerald Schnoor and Dr. Peter Thorne. Published September 9, 2021

PharmD/MPH student Walt Wang is GPSG vice president

Walt Wang, a fourth-year PharmD/MPH student from Davenport, Iowa, is the new vice president of Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG). Read more about what he aims to accomplish this year. Published September 9, 2021

From the Front Row: The DEI report

In this episode, Alexis Clark interviews Dr. Maggie Chorazy and Dr. Paul Gilbert about about the first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion annual report published by the College of Public Health, and how they keep DEI in mind throughout the decision-making process. Published September 9, 2021

Expand your horizons during Global Public Health Week

Celebrate Global Public Health Week Sept. 20-24. Hear from guest speakers, learn about internship and study abroad opportunities, join the Global Health Case Competition, and more! Published September 8, 2021