OEH News

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

Alumna Josie Rudolphi discusses farmers’ mental health, well-being

Alumna Josie Rudolphi (17PhD) is currently an associate research scientist with the National Farm Research Center in Marshfield, Wis. She recently was a guest on a radio show where she discussed research in the area of farmers' mental health and resources to deal with stress.  Published August 2, 2018

Janssen to lead collaboratory focusing on overdose prevention in Iowa

Brandi Janssen, CPH clinical assistant professor of occupational and environmental health, has been selected by the Iowa Institute of Public Health Research and Policy (IIPHRP) to establish a new collaboratory that will gather data to help prevent drug overdoses in Iowa. A collaboratory is a creative group process designed to solve complex problems and brings together collaborators from different backgrounds and disciplines to expand the scope, scale, and impact of critical public health research. Published August 2, 2018

Federal funding for research increases at the University of Iowa

The University of Iowa had another strong year for projects that will benefit Iowans, the country, and world thanks to an increase in federal funding for research and the number of proposals, grants, and contracts awarded in fiscal year 2018. The College of Public Health saw in increase in research dollars, up 15 percent or $5.8 million over last year, to $43.8 million in FY 18. (Iowa Now) Published July 19, 2018

Pulitzer Center Reporting Fellowship information session is Sept. 19

Are you interested in investigating and illuminating global public health issues that are overlooked and unreported? Learn more about the 2019 summer reporting fellowship with the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting at an information session on Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in C217 CPHB. Published July 16, 2018

UI forced to make difficult budget decisions following state funding cuts

After back-to-back state budget cuts by the Iowa Legislature, the University of Iowa will close seven centers and furlough more than 30 individuals whose position is not directly tied to student instruction. The university also will reduce funding for a handful of other centers, including Iowa's Center for Agricultural Safety and Health based in the College of Public Health. (Iowa Now) Published July 13, 2018

Peek-Asa discusses swimming safety

More than 1,000 children drowned in the United States in 2016, according to a recent report from Safe Kids Worldwide. So how can Iowa reduce drowning deaths, including those in open water? First of all, children should be wearing life jackets, said Corinne Peek-Asa, associate dean for research and a professor in the UI College of Public Health. She also recommends parents use "touch supervision" with elementary-age or younger children--which means staying within arm's reach of kids in the water. (The Gazette) Published July 3, 2018

Field presents webinar on new radon guide for health care providers

CPH Professor Bill Field recently presented a webinar describing a new educational resource titled "A Guide for Health Care Providers - Reducing the Risk From Radon: Information and Interventions." Field was part of the team that developed the guide at the request of the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors, a non-governmental professional organization.  Published July 3, 2018

CPH student leads hands-on sessions for STEM camp

The UI is offering a week-long camp for more than a dozen seventh- to ninth-grade girls to learn more about potential STEM careers. Kate Crawford, a doctoral student in industrial hygiene, helped lead hands-on demonstrations for the students. "I wasn't doing camps like this when I was that age, and I wish I was. I feel like it took me a while to figure out this is a career I want to be in," Crawford said. (KGAN) Published June 19, 2018

Collaboration + Laboratory = Collaboratory

A creative partnership model brings teams of experts together to solve complex public health problems. Published June 18, 2018

Video focuses on preventing workplace violence

Carri Casteel and Corinne Peek-Asa from the UI Injury Prevention Research Center talk about risk factors for and prevention of workplace violence in a new video from Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest. Published June 15, 2018


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