OEH News

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

Heartland Center launches MidwestON Listserv

The Heartland Center has launched the MidwestON Listserv to help facilitate the future development of a formalized Midwest Occupational Network (MidwestON) for Midwest states . Published August 23, 2019

O’Shaughnessy comments on health effects of particulate pollution

CPH professor Patrick O'Shaughnessy commented on a new study that estimates how air pollution affects global rates of heart and lung disease in at least 250 urban cities. (GW Hatchet) Published August 22, 2019

Janssen discusses ag safety, I-CASH projects

Brandi Janssen, director of Iowa's Center for Agricultural Safety and Health, recently shared farm safety reminders and information about the 2019 I-CASH Agricultural Youth Grants. (KVFD Radio) Published August 21, 2019

Study to focus on preventing falls through elimination of high-risk medications

Researchers from the Colleges of Pharmacy and Public Health have received a $3 million grant from the CDC to conduct a four-year study examining falls of elderly people. CPH associate professor Carri Casteel is co-principal investigator. (COP) Published August 6, 2019

UI awarded $8.8 million grant for occupational health and safety training center

The Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety has been awarded a grant of $8.8 million over 5 years to continue to provide graduate training, continuing education, and outreach in the area of occupational health and safety. Published August 6, 2019

Iowa public meeting tackles water quality, farming, health

Concerns about water quality took center stage in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, June 19 when NIEHS and National Toxicology Program Director Linda Birnbaum and others spoke at a community meeting sponsored by the EHSRC. (NIEHS) Published August 2, 2019

GPCAH seeks participants for study on noise in farming

Researchers with the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health are looking for farm workers to take part in a study on noise in the workplace. Published July 31, 2019

CDC awards $4.2 million grant to UI Injury Prevention Research Center

The CDC has awarded a $4.2 million grant over five years to the University of Iowa to continue the Injury Prevention Research Center in the College of Public Health. Published July 30, 2019

Free seminar will address adolescent suicide

A free seminar on Aug. 8 will highlight promising practices and current partnership efforts to address suicide among adolescents and young adults.  Published July 30, 2019

EHSRC hosts national meeting of NIEHS core centers

In June, the Environmental Health Sciences Research Center hosted the annual meeting of the NIEHS Core Centers, bringing some 200 participants to Iowa. Published July 30, 2019

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