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Application deadline extended for some CPH programs

Due to the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Iowa College of Public Health is adjusting its application requirements and deadlines for some of its graduate programs. Applicants to all of our programs of study in the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, as well as the Master of Science (MS) degrees in […] Published April 15, 2020

Romitti honored for lifetime contributions to birth defects research

The National Birth Defects Prevention Network recently recognized Paul Romitti, CPH professor of epidemiology, with the organization’s prestigious Godfrey P. Oakley, Jr. Award.  Published April 15, 2020

Training the next generation of injury professionals

Cara Hamann, assistant director for education at the UI Injury Prevention Research Center (IPRC), helps connect students with research projects that focus on improving safety and preventing injuries.  Published April 15, 2020

Sharma discusses infection control in nursing homes

Hari Sharma, CPH assistant professor, discussed several aspects that can make nursing homes more susceptible to COVID-19 and other outbreaks. (Iowa Public Radio) Published April 15, 2020

UI offers mental health and well-being resources

Our lives have changed significantly because of the coronavirus pandemic. This is an unprecedented time, and it can feel like we don't have a lot of control. The UI offers many resources to assist with various challenges you may be experiencing. Published April 15, 2020

Study finds gene associated with craniosynostosis

A new study published in Human Genetics suggests that craniosynostosis may be linked to a gene that plays a key role in the development of bone and cartilage. Published April 14, 2020

Afifi discusses messaging, communications, and behavior change during COVID-19 pandemic

Professor Rima Afifi discussed "Messaging, Communications, and Behavior Change during the COVID-19 Pandemic" on the podcast Share Public Health. Published April 14, 2020

Videos inform immigrant, refugee communities about COVID-19

Will Story, CPH assistant professor, worked with the Congolese Health Partnership to create a video series that provides accessible information about the coronavirus in several different languages. (UI International Programs) Published April 14, 2020

Rural injuries, violence may increase during COVID-19

While isolating at home and social distancing are critical to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, they increase the risk for abuse, suicide, and child injuries at home. In rural America these risks could be greater. (IPRC blog) Published April 14, 2020

Behind the scenes of CPH student podcast “From the Front Row”

A group of CPH students explores COVID-19 and other timely public health issues on their highly rated podcast, "From the Front Row: Student Voices in Public Health." They're informing the public and practicing their communication skills by doing what they love. Published April 14, 2020