CPH faculty and staff award nominations due April 1

The College of Public Health annually presents awards to recognize current faculty for outstanding accomplishments in the areas of research, service, teaching, and mentorship and current staff for outstanding accomplishments in the areas of research and service. Nomination materials are available on online, and the deadline for submission is April 1. Published March 3, 2017

Former UI President Coleman to return with project exploring future of higher ed

Former University of Iowa President Mary Sue Coleman will return to campus March 9 to co-lead a conversation about the value and future of higher education, through the American Academy of Arts & Sciences’ Lincoln Project. A public forum is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, March 9, in Room C20 of the Pomerantz Center, with a reception following in the Blank Honors Center.  Published March 2, 2017

Workshop will focus on advancing worker health and safety

An upcoming workshop will examine ways to advance scientific research into worker health and safety, and develop recommendations to guide the design of future studies. The Total Worker Health® Research Methodologies Workshop, to be held be March 7-8, 2017, at the University of Iowa College of Public Health, will convene a distinguished group of nationally and internationally known experts in worker safety and health, research design, and health communication. Published March 1, 2017

Community invited to watch ‘Newtown,’ discuss violence prevention

In a letter to the editor, Dean Sue Curry and Professor Corinne Peek-Asa invite the community to a free public screening of the documentary film “Newtown” March 3 at the Englert Theatre at 6 p.m. The film provides an occasion for communities to discuss the burden of violence on affected individuals as well as our communities. Following the film, a panel of experts from law enforcement, threat assessment, and school administration will discuss the film and opportunities to prevent violent incidents from occurring. (The Gazette) Published March 1, 2017

Fluharty comments on retaining young people in rural areas

To survive and thrive, rural communities must figure out how to retain residents -- particularly young people and families. "If you can’t retain young people, it’s over,” says Charles Fluharty, president of the Rural Policy Research Institute at the University of Iowa. “We need to create dynamic, expressive, culturally diverse communities in which they want to raise their kids.” (New Republic) Published March 1, 2017

Biostats student awarded travel grant from UI WISE program

Hongqian Wu, a recent graduate in biostatistics, was the recipient of the UI Women in Science and Engineering program's Dr. Eunice Schuytema Beam Travel Grant for fall 2016. She received a $700 grant toward travel to a professional meeting to present scholarly work.  Published February 28, 2017

Prevention Research Center invites pilot project proposals

The UI Prevention Research Center (PRC) is currently seeking proposals for its 2017-18 pilot project program. The center is particularly interested in projects that focus on Iowa or Midwest communities and that in some way engage community members and involve health promotion. One pilot project will be funded up to $20,000. Any faculty member, research scientist, or post-doctoral trainee at the University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa, or Iowa State University may apply. Applications are due April 28, 2017. Published February 28, 2017

VIDEO: Why students love the University of Iowa

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Sue Curry named UI interim provost

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld has appointed Sue Curry interim executive vice president and provost beginning April 1, 2017. Curry has served as dean of the University of Iowa College of Public Health and as a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy since 2008. She replaces P. Barry Butler, who was recently named president of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla. The College of Public Health will select an interim dean. Published February 27, 2017

Iowa Impact: Understanding Radon Risks

In a new video, Bill Field, CPH professor of occupational and environmental health, discusses radon, lung cancer, and steps people can take to mitigate radon exposure in their homes. "There's no question in my mind that [radon] is a major health hazard in Iowa," Field says. Fortunately, there are easy fixes. Published February 23, 2017

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