Gilbert receives New Faculty Research Award

Paul Gilbert, assistant professor of community and behavioral health, has been selected to receive a College of Public Health New Faculty Research Award of $10,000. The grant funding will be used for a project titled “Natural Recovery from Alcohol Use Disorders in Southeast Iowa.”  Published November 30, 2016

Video: Dean Curry presents the annual State of the College

On Nov. 28, CPH Dean Sue Curry delivered the annual State of the College address. If you didn't have a chance to attend in person, a video of her presentation is now available.  Published November 30, 2016

Ayyagari interviewed about study on Social Security, cognitive function

Padmaja Ayyagari, assistant professor of health management and policy, was recently interviewed about her study on Social Security benefits and cognitive function. “We find that people who received higher Social Security benefits, they end up with better cognitive function. And maybe more interestingly, we also find that this improvement is clinically meaningful, that it's not just a small change,” she said. (NPR) Published November 29, 2016

Ward to co-chair national telehealth project

Marcia Ward, professor of health management and policy, has been selected to serve as co-chair and member of the National Quality Forum’s (NQF’s) Telehealth Multistakeholder Committee for the Telehealth Framework to Support Measure Development project. Ward also directs the Rural Telehealth Research Center. Published November 29, 2016

Fluharty discusses the future of jobs, rural communities

At the inaugural Iowa Rural Development Summit held recently, Chuck Fluharty, president and CEO of the Rural Policy Research Institute, noted that in the next generation, jobs are going to come to the people instead of vice versa. He added that rural America should be ready to capitalize on the shift. (Des Moines Register) Published November 28, 2016

‘Issues of Cultural Diversity in Providing Care to LGBT Individuals’ is Dec. 7

On Dec. 7, Lena Thompson, research associate with the National American Indian and Alaska Native Addiction Technology Transfer Center, will discuss issues of cultural diversity, stigma, and stress faced by LGBT populations, and considerations for professionals serving LGBT people in the public health field. Her presentation will take place 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in C217 CPHB. Published November 28, 2016

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