OEH News

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

Video: Mason McCulley’s internship leads to a career path

Hear how Mason McCulley's summer internship conducting industrial hygiene assessments helped him decide to pursue a graduate degree and career in industrial hygiene. Published June 4, 2024

CERT Fellowship accepting applications

The Environmental Health Sciences Research Center at the University of Iowa is pleased to announce the Community Engagement and Research Translation (CERT) Fellowship. Funding of up to $10,000 is available to facilitate community engaged and translational research related to environmental health. It is open to faculty, post-docs, and graduate students at the University of Iowa! Applications are due Aug. 15.  Published June 4, 2024

2024 Outstanding Alumni Award Recipients

The University of Iowa College of Public Health is pleased to announce the recipients of the college’s 2024 Outstanding Alumni Awards: Vijay Golla and Daniela Moga. Published May 2, 2024

Kennelty, Casteel land $17.9M award for hypertension management study

Two University of Iowa researchers have been approved for nearly $18 million to help older adults with multiple chronic medical conditions better manage their hypertension. CPH professor Carri Casteel is a dual-principal investigator on the award along with Korey Kennelty from the College of Pharmacy. CPH co-investigators include Jon Davis, Ryan Carnahan, and Joe Cavanaugh.  Published April 24, 2024

Webinar: Promoting Health and Safety Among Younger Workers

Join the Healthier Workforce Center on May 8, when a panel of experts will highlight why adolescents and young adults are at greater risk for injury, current regulations, and best practices that employers can implement in their workplace. Published April 23, 2024

Thorne discusses new EPA regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new guidelines targeting toxic air pollution and "forever chemicals" in drinking water. Peter Thorne, distinguished chair and professor of occupational and environmental health, discussed how these policies could impact public health. (Iowa Public Radio) Published April 18, 2024

New tool examines stress among women farmers

A new tool created by University of Iowa professors Carly Nichols and Jonathan Davis is helping researchers better understand the types of stressors that are most pressing to women farmers. (WQAD) Published March 21, 2024

Student Ellie Madson discusses her global learning experience in India

Last December, MPH student Ellie Madson had the opportunity to travel to India to study drinking water and wells in rural areas. Learn more about her experience and public health perspective on the projects. Published March 13, 2024

Carol S. Gleich Development Award recipients announced

Congratulations to the latest recipients of the Dr. Carol S. Gleich Development Award! This award is available to faculty members and graduate students in the College of Public Health to support travel expenses to perform an official function at a national or international meeting. Published March 7, 2024

Thorne to take part in ‘Living with Smoke’ panel discussion

The Pentacrest Museums will host a free virtual program on March 20 to explore the impact of smoke on public health in the Western and Midwestern United States. Peter Thorne, professor of occupational and environmental health, is part of the expert panel.  Published March 7, 2024