Stroke death rates continue to decline in Iowa

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a "Vital Signs" report indicating that after decades of decline, national progress in preventing stroke deaths has slowed. The report found stroke death declines have stalled in three out of every four states. Only 13 states saw stroke death rates continue to decrease steadily from 2000 to 2015. Iowa is one of those states, thanks in part to the Iowa Stroke Registry, a collaboration of the Iowa Department of Public Health and the University of Iowa.  Published November 3, 2017

Hear how the CHAMP study informs practice and future science Nov. 15

Does your work support clinical trial research or impact public health care outcomes and educational activities? Hear from Dr. Scott Powers how the CHAMP study helped to impact the treatment of pediatric migraine as an example of how clinical trials can inform public health practice and future science on Wednesday, Nov. 15, in CPHB. Staff, students, and faculty are encouraged to attend! Published November 2, 2017

Meet the CPH Graduate Student Ambassadors

CPH Graduate Student Ambassadors represent a diverse group of students who strive to inspire, connect with, and represent past, present, and future College of Public Health graduate students. Meet the 10 students who will communicate with current and prospective students and alumni through events, conferences, visit days, social media, and more. Published November 1, 2017

Wright comments on ACA costs in Iowa

A story outlining how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has played out in Iowa highlights a number of challenges the state faces, including a lack of providers in rural areas. "If you go four hours east, you can carve up the providers in Chicago - in Iowa you can't do that," explains Brad Wright, CPH assistant professor of health management and policy. "That makes it hard to keep costs down." (Huffington Post) Published November 1, 2017

Fall semester loaded with events, visitors

We've had an active fall semester so far with lots of great events and special guests! Check out these snaps from the past few weeks. Published November 1, 2017

EPA bars scientists it funds from serving on its advisory boards

On Oct. 31, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) moved to ban researchers who receive agency grants from serving on EPA advisory boards. "It's a disturbing and short-sighted action," says Peter Thorne, who chaired the agency's main science advisory board until the end of September. Thorne, professor and head of occupational and environmental health at the University of Iowa, says that the board already has policies in place to deal with conflicts of interest. "I'm really baffled as to why this is necessary," he says. (Nature) Published November 1, 2017

Learn about Native American purification lodges Nov. 8

The purification lodge (also known as a sweat lodge) plays a central role in American Indian health and healing but remains poorly understood outside of Indian communities. As part of National Native American Heritage Month activities, Sean Bear, a member of the Meskwaki Tribal Nation, will explain the preparation and process of lodges, including American Indian differing conceptualizations of illness and other cross-cultural issues. Published October 31, 2017

MHA program receives innovation grant

The University of Iowa's Master of Health Administration program will receive a $3,360 innovation grant from the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) and Aramark as a part of a new program to recognize initiatives that support participation of health care management students in research, seminars, case study competitions, and other related activities. Published October 31, 2017

Heartland Center seeks pilot project applications

The Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety announces the availability of funds to support pilot projects. Two types of projects will be awarded on a competitive basis for the next fiscal year: A project that can include student funding with a maximum award of $20,000, and a project that does not include student funding with a maximum award of $5,000. Applications are due Nov. 15, 2017. Published October 26, 2017

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Here's another easy way to stay in touch with what's going on in the College of Public Health: join us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. We share photos and details about news, research, honors, and events. Take a moment to connect with our growing network! Published October 26, 2017

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