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Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

The Native Center for Behavioral Health invites everyone to help celebrate Native American Heritage Month throughout November with a variety of events held via Zoom. Published November 4, 2020

From the Front Row: Discussing the pandemic, aging population, and telehealth

This episode features a conversation between CPH student host Steve Sonnier, CPH associate professor Brian Kaskie, and alumnus Anshul Dixit (08MHA, 08MPH). They discuss telehealth, the aging population, and how COVID-19 has affected health care delivery and policy. Published October 29, 2020

UI offers mental health resources, suicide prevention training

People in distress often turn to those they know rather than seek professional help. Kognito Mental Health and Suicide Prevention training offered by the UI will give you the tools to start the conversation and make a difference. The online course is available to all faculty, staff, and students. Learn more about Kognito and other mental health resources. Published October 29, 2020

Call for abstracts extended – Public Health Conference of Iowa

Public health professionals and students are encouraged to submit abstracts to be considered for the concurrent sessions of the 2021 Public Health Conference of Iowa (previously known as the Iowa Governor's Conference on Public Health). The submission deadline has been extended to Nov. 18. The conference will be held virtually April 5-9, 2021. Published October 29, 2020

Helicopter vibrations launch stroke study

A team of UI researchers has discovered that low-frequency vibrations, such as those associated with helicopter transport, have the potential to change the way clot-busting drugs are administered to stroke patients. M. Bridget Zimmerman, CPH clinical professor of biostatistics, contributed to the research. (Medicine Iowa) Published October 29, 2020

Public health students help with contact tracing

About 45 College of Public Health students are teaming up with Johnson County Public Health to curb the spread of COVID-19 by working as contact tracers. "The ultimate goal is to obviously slow the spread of COVID-19 within our community and state in general," explained Taya Westfield, a CPH student and contact tracer. (Multiple sources) Published October 29, 2020

UI project awarded funds to study HIV/AIDS stigma in Western Kenya

Eight new awards have been funded through Fogarty's Reducing Stigma to Improve HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) program, totaling approximately $3 million in support over the next two years. A project led by CPH assistant professor Will Story and Nema Aluku is among the award recipients. Published October 29, 2020

Spotlight: Coping with the election and the end of the semester

On Nov. 4 at 12:30 p.m., join a senior behavioral health consultant from Student Wellness to wind down from the intensity of the election and learn ways to deal with stress while finishing the semester. Check your email for the link and invitation. Published October 29, 2020

Learn about public health advocacy on Nov. 17

"Public Health: A Call to Action" is a half-day training on Nov. 17 for public health practitioners and friends. Attendees will learn why advocacy is essential for public health, hear from colleagues about how they advocate, and gain skills to take the first step or become more effective advocates. This event is free, but you must pre-register. Published October 29, 2020

Join a conversation on ‘Abortion Care in America’

Join the Obermann Reproductive and Maternal Politics Working Group for a virtual conversation on Nov. 12 with Professor Carole Joffe, author of "Obstacle Course: The Everyday Struggle to Get an Abortion in America." This event is co-sponsored by the College of Public Health. Published October 28, 2020