National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is Oct. 24-30, 2021

To help increase blood lead testing rates for children under 3 years in age, IDPH has revised its Childhood Lead Poisoning Risk Questionnaire and Blood Lead Testing Guidelines to be shorter and easier to use and understand. The updates were made by IDPH in partnership with the Iowa Institute of Public Health Research and Policy. Published October 25, 2021

Tax workshop for F-1 or J-1 Visa holders

On Nov. 5, the Public Health International Student Advisory Board will hold a virtual tax workshop for international students in the College of Public Health. Published October 21, 2021

Oct. 27 UI Lecture Committee event to feature Dr. Vin Gupta and health communication

The University of Iowa Lecture Committee will host Dr. Vin Gupta for a virtual presentation on Wednesday, Oct. 27. The presentation, entitled "First, Right, and Credible: Communicating Effectively to Address a Public Health Crisis," is co-sponsored by the College of Public Health. Published October 21, 2021

Iowa Climate Statement addresses electric infrastructure

"The Iowa Climate Statement 2021: Strengthening Iowa's Electric Infrastructure" released last week advocates for new investments in our electric systems to make them more reliable and resilient to extreme weather events. Peter Thorne, professor and head of occupational and environmental health, and David Osterberg, CPH professor emeritus, contributed to the statement. (Iowa Environmental Focus) Published October 21, 2021

Petersen discusses crowds, COVID, and more

Christine Petersen, the director of the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases at the UI College of Public Health, recently discussed COVID-19, vaccines, crowds, and cold weather. (CBS News) Published October 21, 2021

Kim Merchant honored as a Wellness Hero

Kim Merchant, CPH research associate and Wellness Ambassador, was recently recognized as a Wellness Hero for her contributions. Published October 20, 2021

Iowa researchers awarded $1.1M CDC grant to develop training for remote managers

A team of researchers from the Tippie College of Business and the College of Public Health have received a $1.1 million grant from the CDC to investigate better methods of training supervisors to manage remote workers, focusing on both productivity and worker well-being. Published October 20, 2021

2022 Public Health Conference of Iowa abstracts due Dec. 3

The 2022 Public Health Conference of Iowa is accepting abstracts for the hybrid conference to be held in Ames, Iowa, May 3-5, 2022. The deadline for submission has been extended to Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. Published October 20, 2021

Newly funded research

Congratulations to the CPH researchers who received awards in the first quarter of FY22. Check out the list of recipients and projects. Published October 20, 2021

Alumna Tala Al-Rousan studies hypertension management among refugees

Alumna Tala Al-Rousan (15MPH) is studying hypertension management among Aramaic and Arabic-speaking refugees in San Diego. Published October 20, 2021