OEH News

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

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

Field comments on residents’ exposure to radiation

CPH professor Bill Field commented on the potential health effects of radiation exposure in a New Orleans neighborhood. (Times-Picayune) Published July 29, 2019

Students learn about infectious diseases in innovative class

A bubble machine, Instagram, and movies about deadly outbreaks aren't typical classroom tools, but they’re all part of an innovative course offered at the University of Iowa College of Public Health. Published July 19, 2019

Training on suicide risk in ag communities is Aug. 6

Learn about resources for mental health and suicide risk in Midwest agricultural communities at a free presentation co-sponsored by the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health. Published July 18, 2019

Great Plains Center seeks Farm Safety Study participants

The Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health invites participants to join the Farm Safety Study. Any individual who owns or operates a farm with row crops is invited to participate.  Published July 17, 2019

Talking to teens can lead to safer driving

A new study by CPH researchers finds that the use of video monitoring technology combined with parents talking to their teens about safe driving motivates young drivers to be safer. (Iowa Now) Published July 17, 2019

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