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MHIRT offers research opportunities in Romania, Armenia

The Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research and Training (MHIRT) program is seeking underrepresented (minority, low income, rural) students enrolled in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences for summer research training internships in Romania or Armenia during the summer of 2018. Most expenses are paid! Learn more at upcoming information sessions on Oct. 27 and Nov. 9. Published September 14, 2017

Facebook Live Friday Faculty Feature: Grant Brown

Join us LIVE on Facebook at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, for the Friday Faculty Feature hosted by CPH graduate student Kurayi Mahachi. This month's special guest is Grant Brown, assistant professor of biostatistics. Published September 14, 2017

INVEST Health seeks to improve health of three Iowa City neighborhoods

The UI College of Public Health is working with the city of Iowa City to promote better health among residents in three neighborhoods. The team is developing a strategic plan through a program called INVEST Health, which examines how neighborhoods and housing affect the health of the people who live in them. (Iowa Now) Published September 14, 2017

UI project uncovers correlation between housing and health

The UI College of Public Health is working with the city of Iowa City to develop a plan to improve health in some neighborhoods. The team is narrowing their focus to Hilltop, Broadway, and Towncrest neighborhoods, where 20 percent of residents in a recent survey indicated they are diagnosed with asthma. (CBS2Iowa) Published September 14, 2017

Registration open for Oct. 14 Iowa One Health Conference

Registration is open for the 2nd Annual Iowa One Health Conference to be held Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at the UI College of Public Health Building. One Health is the collaborative effort of multiple health science professions to attain optimal health for people, domestic animals, wildlife, plants, and our environment. The conference will highlight the large array of fields and ideas One Health encompasses and will teach attendees how to apply One Health concepts in their respective fields of work.  Published September 13, 2017

CPH celebrates Global Public Health Week Sept. 18-27

Open to all students, faculty, and staff, Global Public Health Week will explore the global impact of public health throughout the world. The CPH Global Public Health Committee is offering a series of events and opportunities to get involved in global public health experiences, both abroad and right here at Iowa.  Published September 12, 2017

Wright discusses the stopgap, guardrails, and the ‘spirit of the waiver’

Brad Wright, CPH assistant professor of health management and policy, recently answered questions about Iowa's proposed stopgap measure that would set up reinsurance as well as offer both age- and income-based tax credits. (The Gazette) Published September 12, 2017

DNR scoring system fails to protect Iowans’ air, water, health

The "Master Matrix" is the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) scoring system designed to bring county government into the process of locating large concentrated animal feeding operations. CPH Professors Emeriti David Osterberg and James Merchant recently wrote about why the entire process of approving animal confinement facilities needs to be changed. (Des Moines Register) Published September 8, 2017

Mueller discusses population health management

Population health management is the term du jour in the health care industry. The idea is to use data to target high users of the health care system who are likely accepting services in an inefficient way. Once that person is identified, health care providers work to treat that individual's medical needs as well as his or her social needs. To do so, said Keith Mueller, interim dean of the UI College of Public Health, health care providers have to go outside the four walls of a clinic and work collaboratively with agencies to address a person's social determinants of health. (The Gazette) Published September 8, 2017

Photographer Sean Gallagher to discuss climate change, visual storytelling

National Geographic Creative photographer and filmmaker Sean Gallagher has been based in Asia for over a decade, documenting that continent’s most important environmental, social, and cultural issues for some of the world’s leading news outlets. He will discuss his work creating photographic, video, and multimedia projects highlighting individuals and communities confronting environmental threats such as desertification, deforestation, pollution, species extinction, and climate change from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, in Callaghan Auditorium. Published September 8, 2017


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