OEH News

The latest news from the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of Iowa College of Public Health.

Five CPH students among those featured in Dare to Discover campaign

Five College of Public Health students will appear on banners in downtown Iowa City celebrating their research work. The banners went up Jan. 1. Published January 2, 2020

Bao research shows link between pesticides, heart disease deaths

A new study authored by Prof. Wei Bao suggests that people who have higher levels of a chemical in their body that indicates exposure to commonly used insecticides die of cardiovascular disease at a significantly higher rate. Published January 3, 2020

IPRC requests pilot research proposals

The University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center is accepting pilot research proposals for projects addressing injuries and violence. Published December 30, 2019

Cook discusses his book on Dr. Ignacio Ponseti and clubfoot

Tom Cook, CPH professor emeritus, discussed his new book that tells the story of the late Dr. Ignacio Ponseti and his revolutionary method for treating clubfoot. Published December 5, 2019

Field cited in story on public housing and radon

CPH professor Bill Field is quoted in an article that reveals public housing authorities across the country have refused to find and remove radon gas from inside tenants' homes. (The Oregonian) Published December 5, 2019

Heartland Center trainees receive scholarships

Two trainees with the Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety -- Priyanka Vakkalanka and Allison Persing -- have been awarded academic scholarships by the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Council. Published December 5, 2019

Peek-Asa discusses farm injuries

CPH professor Corinne Peek-Asa recently discussed the findings of a study about on-farm injuries. (Multiple sources) Published December 4, 2019

Great Plains Center provides resources for cold weather hazards

The Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health recently released a set of seasonal safety resources to help agricultural workers -- and others who venture outdoors during winter -- better understand and prevent cold weather hazards. Published December 4, 2019

Peek-Asa applauds proposed legislation addressing farmer suicide

CPH professor Corinne Peek-Asa says an important piece of the proposed Seeding Rural Resilience Act centers on reducing the stigma and barriers around seeking mental health care. (Radio Iowa) Published November 20, 2019

Cook authors book on clubfoot

Tom Cook, a UI professor emeritus of public health and director of global operations for the UI-based Ponseti International Association, is the author of a new book, "Clubfoot: The Quest for a Better Life for Millions of Children." Published November 15, 2019

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