OEH News

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

Register for the Occupational Health and Safety Student Research Conference

The 7th Annual Occupational Health & Safety Student Research Conference will take place at the College of Public Health on April 28. This event provides an opportunity for students, faculty, and collaborators to learn about innovative occupational health and safety research and practice being conducted by students. Register by March 31. Published March 23, 2023

Take an Iowa water recreation survey

Do you swim in Lake MacBride or the Coralville Reservoir in the summer? Kayak? Walk your dog along Terry Trueblood's trails? Please consider participating in a survey from the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health to provide researchers with important information on how the public understands and receives communication on harmful algal blooms here in the state of Iowa.  Published March 22, 2023

Training grant focuses on climate change impacts on health

UI researchers recently received a $2.1 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to research the intersection of climate change and lung health. CPH professor Peter Thorne is a co-PI on the grant. (Daily Iowan) Published March 8, 2023

Hear from UI global health researchers

Join the Iowa Global Health Network for a Luncheon Spotlight on Thursday, March 2, at University Capitol Centre. Hear from three global health researchers--including CPH associate professor Kelly Baker--as they discuss their work and its relevance to the global sphere. Published February 22, 2023

Take steps to reduce chainsaw risks

The CDC reports that about 36,000 people are injured using chainsaws each year. Brandi Janssen, director of Iowa’s Center for Agricultural Safety and Health, provides some reminders about chainsaw safety. (Iowa Farmer Today) Published February 15, 2023

New training grant to focus on the impacts of climate change on lung health

A new NIH-funded grant will offer University of Iowa trainees the opportunity to conduct research in the intersection of climate change and lung health. Professors David Stoltz and Peter Thorne will serve as co-PIs on this new T32 grant. Published February 10, 2023

IPRC accepting pilot research project proposals

The University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center announces the availability of funds to support pilot projects. The center is particularly interested in interdisciplinary pilot projects with a focus on populations disproportionately affected by injury and violence. The application deadline is April 21, 2023. Published February 9, 2023

Kim receives New Faculty Research Award

Jong Sung Kim, associate professor of occupational and environmental health, has been named the recipient of the College of Public Health New Faculty Research Award.  Published January 11, 2023

Study: Small amounts of snow can cause big commuter problems

Studies find nearly 75% of crashes in Iowa happen in less than two inches of snow. Jon Davis, CPH research assistant professor, says the timing of your commute can make a world of difference. (Radio Iowa) Published January 5, 2023