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Nominations for 2021 Outstanding Alumni Awards due March 5

The College of Public Health is accepting nominations for its 2021 Outstanding Alumni Awards. This award program recognizes outstanding alumni in two categories: first, recent graduates who have completed College of Public Health programs within the past ten years and, second, other alumni for accomplishments throughout their careers. Published January 12, 2021

Iowa alumnus John Corbeil reflects on health care administration career

Alumnus John R. Corbeil (12MHA) is the chief executive officer of HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood in Houston, Texas. He recently discussed what drew him to health care administration, what advice he has for students, how his workplace is responding to COVID-19, and more.  Published January 11, 2021

Learn about food insecurity in Johnson County

Join the Obermann Center for a Jan. 14 conversation on "Food Insecurity in Johnson County." Hear from panelists, including Patrick Brady, a PhD candidate in community and behavioral health, about how food insecurity is experienced by UI students, children and families in our local schools, and others who are grappling with this urgent issue. Published January 8, 2021

Webinar explores classroom conversations on race and public health

Are you looking to improve how you can facilitate authentic and productive conversations on race and public health in your class discussions? Have you found a way to engage in honest and constructive discussions on race and public health with your students? Undergraduate and graduate-level faculty are invited to the Jan. 14 ASPPH webinar "Facilitating Productive Classroom Conversations on Race and Public Health." Published January 7, 2021

Discussing reproductive justice with attorney and advocate Stephanie Kraft Sheley

In this episode of "From the Front Row: Student Voices in Public Health," Alex and Steve talk about the issues surrounding reproductive justice with attorney, advocate, and University of Iowa alumna Stephanie Kraft Sheley (16JD/MHA). They touch on the maternal mortality crisis, reproductive rights, abortion, and issues of race and poverty. Published January 7, 2021

Mueller comments on COVID-19 and rural hospitals

For many rural Iowa counties, the first few months of the pandemic were relatively quiet. However, positive case numbers and hospitalizations began rising rapidly in the fall, overwhelming rural hospitals. "The biggest problem that we're seeing nationally is the stress on the personnel," says Keith Mueller, head of the UI Department of Health Management and Policy and the director of the RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy. Published January 7, 2021

MPHTC launches new rural health podcast series

Share Public Health, a weekly podcast from the Midwestern Public Health Training Center, has launched a new series about rural health in the Midwest. Check in each week as they dig into different aspects of rural life. They celebrate the arts, talk about food systems, confront the reality of working in a rural hospital in a pandemic, and more. Published January 7, 2021

Recent biostats alumna develops model to improve clinical trials process

Recent biostatistics graduate Alexandra Curtis (20PhD, 17MS) developed a statistical model for determining the best doses of new drugs and treatments that balances safety and efficacy for patient subgroups. She'll continue to pursue interdisciplinary research at the pharmaceutical firm Eli Lilly and Company. Published January 6, 2021

Learn about Fulbright Student Program opportunities

Would you like to teach English, study, or do research or creative work abroad for an academic year at no cost? Join International Programs for the ninth annual intensive Fulbright U.S. Student Program workshop on Friday, Jan. 29. This Zoom session will cover application basics for undergraduate and graduate applicants from all fields. Published January 5, 2021

Parker comments on COVID-19 treatments, testing

Edith Parker, dean of the UI College of Public Health, is among a group of experts interviewed about innovations in COVID-19 treatments, testing, and care in the new year. Monoclonal antibodies, which imitate the body's immune response to a disease, are in the spotlight when it comes to treatments. "I think this may be really groundbreaking," Parker says. (AARP) Published January 5, 2021