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Cavanaugh comments on how Iowa’s positivity rates are calculated

The Iowa COVID-19 positivity rates may be even higher than the state has reported, in part because some numbers aren't made public. Joe Cavanaugh, CPH professor and head of biostatistics, says Iowa should report the total number of tests given in addition to the number of people tested. (The Gazette) Published November 11, 2020

Hansen Distinguished Lecture video: ‘Closing the Cradle-to-Prison Pipeline’

A video of the 2020 Hansen Distinguished Lecture, "Closing the Cradle-to-Prison Pipeline: Why America Needs to Invest in Children," delivered by Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president emerita of the Children's Defense Fund, is now available to view online. Published November 11, 2020

Watch the Global Public Health Case Competition

The IIPHRP Global Public Health Case Competition gets underway Friday, Nov. 13, at 12:30 p.m. with teams of students presenting their case solutions. Then tune in Monday, Nov. 16, at 12:30 p.m. for the judging Q&A.  Published November 11, 2020

Accessibility 101: Accessibility and Online Teaching

The scramble to move courses online has put a new focus on a longstanding challenge—creating digital documents, videos, and other resources that work for everyone, including students with disabilities. A guide for faculty and instructors outlines the dos and don'ts of accessible materials  Published November 5, 2020

UI lecture: “Addressing Racial Health Disparities in America”

Patrice Harris, MD, MA, a former president of the American Medical Association, will present "Addressing Racial Health Disparities in America" at 7 p.m. on Nov. 9 as part of the University Lecture Committee series. Published November 5, 2020

From the Front Row: Violence, trauma, and social determinants in Africa and Hong Kong

This episode features a roundtable discussion between CPH students Oge Chigbo, Toluwani Adekunle, and Megan Pospisil. The three discuss examples of ongoing human rights violations in Africa and China and how they relate to global public health. Published November 5, 2020

Hear from grads who landed their dream jobs

Join the "Life After College Series: Landing the Dream Job" on Nov. 10 to hear from recent UI graduates, including Elanie Welch (14 MS in occupational & environmental health) who is now working as a wellness coach & COO at Bright Futures Chiropractic. Register in advance for the free event. Published November 4, 2020

Disbanded search committee recommends DEI position report to UI president

The search committee to fill the University of Iowa's top diversity job has disbanded, but many members, including CPH assistant professor Paul Gilbert, first made recommendations that the head diversity officer report to the president instead of the provost. (Daily Iowan) Published November 4, 2020

Trauma care for injured farmers is often delayed

A study by CPH researchers found that farmers who require trauma care after suffering work-related injuries take nearly one hour longer to arrive at a hospital than their rural counterparts who are similarly injured while working in other industries. (Safety+Health) Published November 4, 2020

Mueller comments on COVID-19 in rural nursing homes

Nursing homes and other long-term care facilities house many elderly with underlying medical conditions, a population that is at the highest risk of death from COVID-19. "We're experiencing an overall spike [in cases], and nursing homes would be part of that," says CPH professor Keith Mueller about the spread to rural areas. (Washington Examiner) Published November 4, 2020