OEH News

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

Iowa farmers navigate around coronavirus

Brandi Janssen, CPH clinical assistant professor, commented on the effects of COVID-19 on small farmers, including changing distribution systems and the impact of having many customers facing layoffs or salary cuts. (U.S. News & World Report) Published April 2, 2020

GPCAH pilot grant applications due July 1, 2020

The Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health funds pilot grant projects (up to $30,000 per project) to community members and academic researchers, especially new investigators and trainees, intending to promote innovative outreach and research efforts to prevent agricultural injury and illness. Published April 1, 2020

Nonnenmann answers COVID-19 questions

Matthew Nonnenmann, associate professor of occupational and environmental health, answered listeners' questions about COVID-19 and the impact of the novel coronavirus. (Iowa Public Radio) Published March 31, 2020

Anthony discusses ways to stop spread of COVID-19

Renee Anthony, CPH professor of occupational and environmental health, recently was interviewed about preventing the spread of COVID-19. (KICI-LP radio) Published March 24, 2020

Alumna Rebecca Heick fields coronavirus questions

Alumna Rebecca Heick (06PhD), assistant professor of public health at Augustana College, recently fielded questions about cases of COVID-19 in the Quad Cities area. Published March 19, 2020

Renée Anthony on stopping COVID-19 in the workplace

CPH professor Renee Anthony discusses airborne contaminants in the workplace and how occupational safety and industrial hygiene are relevant to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. Published March 16, 2020

Janssen notes many factors add to farmers’ stress

Brandi Janssen, CPH clinical assistant professor and director of Iowa's Center for Agricultural Safety and Health, says more funding is needed to address multiple aspects that affect farmers' health and well-being. (Aberdeen News) Published March 10, 2020

VIDEO: Heartland Center prepares students to protect worker health

The Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety provides graduate training, continuing education, and outreach in the area of occupational health and safety. Located in the University of Iowa's College of Public Health, it is a NIOSH-funded Education and Research Center serving Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. Published March 3, 2020

Chemicals, climate among top stressors for Midwestern farmers

Chemical safety, equipment use, finance, and weather all stood out as top stressors among Midwestern farmers who responded to a recent survey from the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health. (The Gazette) Published February 27, 2020

Staying ahead of the opioid epidemic in Iowa

Carri Casteel, associate director of the UI Injury Prevention Research Center, recently discussed strategies that Iowa can take to address the opioid epidemic. (Iowa Public Radio) Published February 27, 2020


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