Call for abstracts: Childhood obesity prevention conference

Abstracts are now being accepted for the Healthy LifeStars = Healthy Lifestyles: Improving Health Outcomes Through Preventing Childhood Obesity Conference that will be held at the IMU on Nov. 6. Published August 8, 2019

Student Hailey Boudreau shares healthy meal shortcuts

MPH student (and Hy-Vee registered dietitian) Hailey Boudreau recently shared some healthy meal prep hacks. Published August 7, 2019

George Wehby named 2019 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer

George Wehby, professor of health management and policy, has been named the 2019 College of Public Health Distinguished Faculty Lecturer. Published August 7, 2019

Study finds obese women more likely to give birth prematurely

A new study finds that women who are obese and become pregnant are significantly more likely to give birth prematurely than women who have a healthy weight. Published August 7, 2019

UI awarded $8.8 million grant for occupational health and safety training center

The Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety has been awarded a grant of $8.8 million over 5 years to continue to provide graduate training, continuing education, and outreach in the area of occupational health and safety. Published August 6, 2019

Researchers and bike groups agree more rider education needed

Clinical assistant professor Cara Hamann is studying patterns in who gets charged and convicted in motorcycle/car crashes. (KWWL) Published August 6, 2019

Study to focus on preventing falls through elimination of high-risk medications

Researchers from the Colleges of Pharmacy and Public Health have received a $3 million grant from the CDC to conduct a four-year study examining falls of elderly people. CPH associate professor Carri Casteel is co-principal investigator. (COP) Published August 6, 2019

CPH Outstanding Alumni Awards will be presented Sept. 4

The college will honor Outstanding Alumni Award recipients Paul Pomrehn (79MS) and Christopher Buresh (12MPH) at a special event on Sept. 4.  Published August 6, 2019

Iowa public meeting tackles water quality, farming, health

Concerns about water quality took center stage in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, June 19 when NIEHS and National Toxicology Program Director Linda Birnbaum and others spoke at a community meeting sponsored by the EHSRC. (NIEHS) Published August 2, 2019

Iowa HPV vaccination rates lag other teen vaccines

A recent report shows Iowa parents are less likely to have their teens receive the HPV vaccine compared to other vaccines. CPH assistant professor Natoshia Askelson is working with health providers to improve that rate. (Gazette) Published August 2, 2019

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