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GPCAH Pilot Grant Program accepting applications

The Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health (GPCAH) is now accepting proposals for pilot grants that target agricultural injury and illness prevention in the Midwest. Each project may be funded up to $30,000. The application deadline is Oct. 29, 2021.  Published September 8, 2021

OEH students provide voluntary N95 fit-testing service

Seven students from the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, under the supervision of Professor Renee Anthony, recently volunteered to conduct fit-testing of N95 face filtering respirators for faculty, staff, and students in the College of Public Health.  Published September 3, 2021

Study on vaccine hesitancy among older adults cited

A recent study by CPH assistant professor Kanika Arora and doctoral student Divya Bhagianadh was cited in a story about unvaccinated older adults. Where seniors get their information plays a role in vaccine hesitancy, according to the study. (New York Times) Published September 2, 2021

From the Front Row: Exploring DEI from a health care perspective

In the first of a three-part series on diversity, equity, and inclusion issues, Alexis welcomes guests John Diederich, CEO, Rush Copley Medical Center; Mary Shillkaitis, COO, Rush Copley Medical Center; and current MHA student Kori Thomas. Published September 2, 2021

Join the UI One Health Student Group

Do you have a passion for health, people, animals, or the environment? If so, join the new One Health Student Group. All undergraduate students, graduate students, professional students, and other members of the university community are welcome to attend!  Published September 2, 2021

Alfredo Vergara to talk about his career in global public health

Alumnus Alfredo Vergara (93PhD) is the CDC country director and Division of Global HIV and TB program director for Mozambique. He began his service at CDC as an EIS officer and has worked in the areas of environmental health, global health and migration, and HIV/AIDS. Hear about his work at a virtual event Sept. 23. Published September 2, 2021

Steere named ASPPH ‘This Is Public Health’ student ambassador

CPH student Eliza Steere is serving as an ASPPH "This Is Public Health" 2021-2022 ambassador. Nominated by their institutions, student ambassadors help raise awareness about the field of public health. Published September 2, 2021

New publication celebrates success stories of Tribal Opioid Response programs

The Native Center for Behavioral Health (NCBH) based in the University of Iowa College of Public Health has published a compilation of success stories titled, "Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Innovations in Native American Communities."  Published September 1, 2021

Public Health Professional Networking Event set for Oct. 14

The University of Iowa College of Public Health would like to invite you to our Public Health Professional Networking Event. This will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 3:00-5:00 pm CST. If you currently work in public health or public health-adjacent fields or are interested in connecting virtually with public health students (graduate […] Published September 1, 2021

Redwan Bin Abdul Baten part of student panel on campus involvement

Redwan Bin Abdul Baten, a PhD student in health services and policy, joined current and former leadership team members of the International Student Advisory Board to discuss the benefits of campus involvement. Published September 1, 2021