OEH News

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

Report details how communities can help stop opioid epidemic

This past fall, the Injury Prevention Research Center convened a group of stakeholders to consider important next steps Iowa can take in response to the opioid epidemic. A new report identifies the five most important priorities. (Des Moines Register) Published February 17, 2020

IPRC report identifies five priorities for addressing overdoses

A new report from the University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center highlights the top five recommendations to reduce overdose deaths in Iowa as voted on by participants of a rural overdose stakeholder meeting in Des Moines. Published February 13, 2020

Field comments on city requirement to test rentals for radon

Starting July 1, Iowa City will require property owners and managers of rental properties to verify units have been tested for radon. It's possible one-third of rental units will have elevated levels and need mitigation systems, estimates CPH professor Bill Field. (Press-Citizen) Published February 6, 2020

Field’s radon research cited

An investigative series exploring the health hazards of radon gas cites the Iowa Radon Lung Cancer Study led by Bill Field, professor of occupational and environmental health, calling it "a seminal study on indoor radon exposure and health risk." Published January 31, 2020

Five CPH students among those featured in Dare to Discover campaign

Five College of Public Health students will appear on banners in downtown Iowa City celebrating their research work. The banners went up Jan. 1. Published January 2, 2020

Bao research shows link between pesticides, heart disease deaths

A new study authored by Prof. Wei Bao suggests that people who have higher levels of a chemical in their body that indicates exposure to commonly used insecticides die of cardiovascular disease at a significantly higher rate. Published January 3, 2020

IPRC requests pilot research proposals

The University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center is accepting pilot research proposals for projects addressing injuries and violence. Published December 30, 2019

Cook discusses his book on Dr. Ignacio Ponseti and clubfoot

Tom Cook, CPH professor emeritus, discussed his new book that tells the story of the late Dr. Ignacio Ponseti and his revolutionary method for treating clubfoot. Published December 5, 2019

Field cited in story on public housing and radon

CPH professor Bill Field is quoted in an article that reveals public housing authorities across the country have refused to find and remove radon gas from inside tenants' homes. (The Oregonian) Published December 5, 2019

Heartland Center trainees receive scholarships

Two trainees with the Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety -- Priyanka Vakkalanka and Allison Persing -- have been awarded academic scholarships by the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Council. Published December 5, 2019

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