OEH News

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

GPCAH promotes National Farm Safety and Health Week

The Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health is collaborating with 10 other U.S. Agricultural Centers to promote farm safety during National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 15-21. Published September 12, 2019

Video: EHSRC hosts farm tours, community forum

In June 2019, the EHSRC led a tour of three local farms and hosted a community forum about water quality in Mt. Vernon, Iowa. Check out a video of the day's events. Published September 11, 2019

Peek-Asa comments on gun violence prevention

Corinne Peek-Asa, CPH associate dean for research, notes that preventing gun violence requires a multi-pronged approach, including research and investment. (Daily Iowan) Published August 29, 2019

State Hygienic Lab receives CDC funding for new statewide biomonitoring program

A new project led by the State Hygienic Lab and involving numerous CPH researchers will analyze the presence of environmental hazards in well water and households across the state. Published August 26, 2019

Gibbs discusses crisis resources for farmers

Jenna Gibbs, center coordinator of the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health, recently discussed stressors Iowa farmers face and crisis resources. (KVFD Radio) Published August 28, 2019

Heartland Center launches MidwestON Listserv

The Heartland Center has launched the MidwestON Listserv to help facilitate the future development of a formalized Midwest Occupational Network (MidwestON) for Midwest states . Published August 23, 2019

O’Shaughnessy comments on health effects of particulate pollution

CPH professor Patrick O'Shaughnessy commented on a new study that estimates how air pollution affects global rates of heart and lung disease in at least 250 urban cities. (GW Hatchet) Published August 22, 2019

Janssen discusses ag safety, I-CASH projects

Brandi Janssen, director of Iowa's Center for Agricultural Safety and Health, recently shared farm safety reminders and information about the 2019 I-CASH Agricultural Youth Grants. (KVFD Radio) Published August 21, 2019

Study to focus on preventing falls through elimination of high-risk medications

Researchers from the Colleges of Pharmacy and Public Health have received a $3 million grant from the CDC to conduct a four-year study examining falls of elderly people. CPH associate professor Carri Casteel is co-principal investigator. (COP) Published August 6, 2019

UI awarded $8.8 million grant for occupational health and safety training center

The Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety has been awarded a grant of $8.8 million over 5 years to continue to provide graduate training, continuing education, and outreach in the area of occupational health and safety. Published August 6, 2019

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