Q&A with CBH Professor Rema Afifi

Rema Afifi joined the College of Public Health in summer 2017 as a professor of community and behavioral health. An alumna of the UI, her academic career and passion for public health have taken her to many places around the globe. Read more about her work in global health, special interest in youth populations, and why public health is a great fit for students interested in issues of equity and justice. Published February 12, 2018

Facebook Live: Faculty Feature with Edith Parker Feb. 13

Join us live on Facebook at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13, for a Faculty Feature hosted by CPH graduate student Wensday Worth. This month's special guest is Edith Parker, professor and head of community and behavioral health. Published February 9, 2018

Celebrate Black History Month with free movies in February

In celebration of Black History Month, the College of Public Health's Diversity and Inclusion Committee will be showing three free movies/documentaries in the month of February: 13th, Hidden Figures, and I Am Not Your Negro. Published February 8, 2018

Submissions for Jakobsen Graduate Conference due Feb. 20

The annual James F. Jakobsen Graduate Conference provides an exciting opportunity for graduate students to present their research. Submissions are being accepted through Feb. 20, and the conference will be held March 24 at the Iowa Memorial Union. Published February 8, 2018

Alumna Nina Jovanovic receives travel fellowship

Congratulations to Nina Jovanovic (17MPH) for receiving a 2018 Developing Country Eye Researcher Travel Fellowship from the ARVO Foundation for Eye Research to continue her training. Jovanovic is also a fellow with the UI International Training Program and her work includes pediatric eye injuries and an eye trauma registry in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  Published February 8, 2018

Help assess campus climate for diversity, equity, and inclusion at the UI

The University of Iowa Faculty and Staff Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Survey is currently underway. The survey should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete and is open until Feb. 28, 2018. Your response will play a critical role in helping us gain a thorough understanding of our campus environment as we strive to ensure every faculty and staff member feels welcome, supported, and respected. All responses are confidential and will be reported in aggregate. Survey participants will be entered to win one of one hundred $50 cash cards.  Published February 8, 2018

Alumnus Sean O’Grady named CCOO at NorthShore

Sean O'Grady (93MA) has been promoted to Chief Clinical Operations Officer at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Ill. As CCOO, he will be responsible for leading NorthShore's four hospitals, medical group operations, nursing, home health & hospice, and health information technology.  Published February 7, 2018

Take part in the Relay for Life cancer walk

CPH students, faculty, and staff are invited to register or form a team for this year's Relay for Life cancer walk on Saturday, April 7, at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex. There's also an opportunity to join planning committees for the event. Published February 7, 2018

Comments sought for CEPH reaccreditation

The University of Iowa College of Public Health is participating in a review for reaccreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). A preliminary self-study has been sent to the accrediting body and preliminary reviewers to prepare for an official site visit set for April 25-27. Faculty, staff, students, alumni, the practice community, and other interested parties are invited to provide feedback to the site-visit team. CEPH will accept third-party comments about the school's programs, practices and procedures until March 25, 2018. Published February 7, 2018

UI takes action against opioid epidemic

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development is partnering with the College of Public Health, the Human Resources Office of Organizational Effectiveness, and the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science to organize an initiative at the university to combat the opioid epidemic. CPH alumnus Chris Buresh (12MPH), a UI clinical professor of emergency medicine, said working to prevent further opioid abuse is significant, and he believes the Ideas Lab will be a great way to promote diverse ideas for potential solutions. (Daily Iowan) Published February 7, 2018

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