Lyu, Wehby papers make Top 20 most-read articles list

Congratulations to Wei Lyu and George Wehby, whose paper on the community use of face masks was the most-read article in "Health Affairs" last year! The duo also had a second article on shelter-in-place orders that made the Top 20. (Health Affairs) Published January 14, 2021

Save the Date: Rural maternal mental health outcomes conference

Mark your calendars for the free conference on "Engaging with Rural Communities to Improve Maternal Mental Health Outcomes" April 23-24. Hear from expert speakers along with patient-researcher-led table discussions with clinicians, health system leaders, and researchers. Published January 14, 2021

Join upcoming CPH Book Club events

The CPH Book Club will continue to explore "Stamped from the Beginning" this semester. Join the next event on Feb. 10 presented by Professor Adrien Wing, "W.E.B. Du Bois: The Problem of the 21st Century Is the Color Line." Read more about upcoming events and how to get a copy of the book. Published January 14, 2021

Shining a Light on Last Responders

A new project from the Prevention Research Center provides a voice for the essential--but often overlooked--workers who care for the deceased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Published January 14, 2021

Reserve a CPH Spotlight date for the spring semester

Does your group have an event that you'd like to add to the CPH Spotlight calendar? Spotlights are held Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Contact to check on available dates and to reserve a time slot. Published January 13, 2021

CDC Special Interest Projects funding opportunity

The Prevention Research Centers program office at the CDC has released its list of 2021 Special Interest Projects (SIPS). Anyone at the UI may apply and the funds are passed through the PRC. Letters of intent are due Jan. 25. Published January 13, 2021

Iowa counties face challenges in vaccine distribution

CPH alumna Danielle Pettit-Majewski (10MPH), administrator of the Washington County Public Health Department, described some of the challenges of tracking COVID vaccine doses and distribution. (KCRG) Published January 13, 2021

Newly funded research

Congratulations to all of the CPH researchers who received awards in the 2nd quarter of FY21. View a list of recipients and projects. Published January 13, 2021

CPH student participating in Obermann Graduate Institute

Libby Fry, a first year PhD student in community and behavioral health, is taking part in the 2021 Obermann Graduate Institute. The 3 1/2-day interdisciplinary institute brings together UI graduate students from across campus to explore how public engagement can enhance teaching, research, and creative work. Published January 13, 2021

Many rural counties lack pharmacies to help distribute vaccines

When COVID-19 vaccines become more widely available, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will partner with retail pharmacies to help distribute them. But a new report by the RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis finds that as many as 750 counties don't have one of those pharmacies. (KUNR) Published January 13, 2021