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

HEAL presents Second Annual Science of Health Equity summit

The UI's Health Equity Advancement Lab (HEAL) presents the Second Annual Science of Health Equity Summit from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, at the College of Public Health Building. Current UI students are invited to submit poster abstracts for presentation at the conference. Registration and abstract submission guidelines are available online. Published February 7, 2018

Ridker to speak about inflammation and atherosclerosis treatment

Paul Ridker, MD, MPH, senior physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital, will present "Inflammation and Atherosclerosis: From Population Biology to the Bench to a Novel Treatment" on Thursday, Feb. 15, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Prem Sahai Auditorium (1110A MERF). His talk is part of the Carver College of Medicine's Distinguished Biomedical Scholars Lecture Series.  Published February 1, 2018

CPH students featured in UI ‘Dare to Discover’ campaign

Several College of Public Health student researchers are featured in the 2018 Dare to Discover banner series produced by the UI Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development. The black-and-gold banners will be installed in early February throughout downtown Iowa City and in the Old Capitol Mall/University Capitol Centre (UCC). Find out who the students are! Published February 1, 2018

Lunch and learn: ‘Connecting Iowa to the Developing World’

All are invited to the Feb. 8 free Hawkeye Lunch & Learn with H.S. Udaykumar, UI professor of mechanical and industrial engineering, to learn about a project in developing countries that has global impact and involves undergraduates and faculty from across University of Iowa. It connects the problem of access to energy sources in the developing world, health of women and children, and global ecological and environmental concerns. Attendees are invited to bring their lunch, and drinks and desserts will be provided. Published February 1, 2018

Removing barriers to learning for UI students with disabilities

Academic accommodations are available to eligible UI students who have an impairment that significantly limits one or more major life activities. These can include learning disabilities; medical disabilities; brain injuries; psychological disabilities, such as depression or anxiety disorders; or physical disabilities, including hearing and vision impairments. Read more about the range of services and the experiences of one UI student who has used these offerings.  Published February 1, 2018

Baker studies how hygiene practices affect women’s health in rural India

A group of public health researchers, headed by Kelly Baker at the University of Iowa College of Public Health, recently studied 3,952 girls and women from two rural districts in India to understand the relationship between hygiene practices and self-reported reproductive tract infections symptoms. (Research Matters) Published January 31, 2018

In memoriam: Alumnus Dr. Frank Lisella

Frank Lisella, 81, died peacefully on Jan. 18, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer. He earned a PhD in Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health from the University of Iowa in 1970, and his career in public health practice spanned more than 50 years.  He received an Outstanding Alumni Award from the University of Iowa College of Public Health in 2010. Published January 31, 2018

Gentry featured in Journal of Healthcare Management

Dan Gentry, CPH clinical professor of health management and policy and director of the Master of Health Administration program, was recently interviewed by the Journal of Healthcare Management about his professional transition from research to practice. Published January 31, 2018

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