Take part in the Relay for Life cancer walk

Relay for Life 2018 posterCPH students, faculty, and staff are invited to register or form a team for this year’s Relay for Life cancer walk on Saturday, April 7, at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex.

Learn more: RelayForLife.org/JohnsonCountyIA

Join or donate to the College of Public Health team: bit.ly/CPHrelay18

There’s also an opportunity to join planning committees for the event. If you’re interested in helping, please contact:

Christy Manternach | Senior Manager, State Health Systems
North Region | American Cancer Society, Inc.
4080 First Avenue NE Suite 101
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Phone: 319.866.7108

Food drive, blood drive results are in

Thanks to everyone who took part in the donation events  sponsored by the CPH Student Association in November and December!

Here are the results:

Crisis Center Food Bank Drive

  • Staff: 156 lbs
  • Students: 155 lbs
  • Faculty: 108 lbs
  • TOTAL = 419 lbs

CPH Blood Drive

28 donors were registered and 24 units of blood were collected, beating the goal of getting 25 donors. This was the most successful CPH blood drive yet!

Food drive for the Crisis Center runs through Dec. 14

tin cans spelling out food driveThe Graduate Student Association is happy to promote Project Holiday, the annual food drive benefiting the Crisis Center Food Bank.

Drop off your items in the bins located near the stairway in the CPHB atrium. There are 6 bins, one for each department and one for administration/MPH/undergrads. Look for the appropriate bin and donate!

The event will end on Friday, December 14 with a benefit concert at the Mill. Entry fee is $5/students and $10/adults. The show starts at 6 p.m., music by Kevin B.F. Burt!

The Top 10 List of Needed Items:

  1. Financial Donations (these can be dropped off to Lexie Just N177)
  2. Canned Fruit & 100% Fruit Juice
  3. Canned Meat & Peanut Butter
  4. Pasta & Rice
  5. Hearty Soups & Stews
  6. Canned Vegetables
  7. Toilet Paper
  8. Baby Formula
  9. Baby Diapers
  10. Laundry Detergent



Bao to talk about link between plastic containers, obesity at Science Cafe

A portrait of Assistant Professor Wei Bao of the Department of Epidemiology in the University of Iowa College of Public Health.Wei Bao, CPH assistant professor of epidemiology, will present “The Link Between Plastic Food Containers and Obesity” from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Everybody’s Whole Foods in Fairfield, Iowa.

His talk is part of the Science Cafe series sponsored by the Environmental Health Sciences Research Center and UI Institute for Clinical and Translational Science.

Be Kind: Join in Random Acts of Kindness Week

random acts of kindness bannerThe College of Public Health Student Association (CPHSA) invites you to join the movement of spreading kindness and positivity around the college! The UI CPH Random Acts of Kindness Week runs October 23-27.

A Random Act of Kindness is a simple yet significant gesture that can really make someone’s day. This could mean writing notes of encouragement to students studying hard in the commons. It could be buying coffee for the next person in line. It could be running an errand for a busy friend or writing a sincere thank you note to your professor or advisor. Here are some more examples of acts of kindness you could do: http://www.bradaronson.com/acts-of-kindness/

Whatever gestures you decide to do, be sure to share it with others both in person with a note and on social media using the hashtag #CPHActsOfKindness and @randomacts.org to be a part of National Random Acts of Kindness organization’s mission and movement.

The most important things to remember are to be creative and spread some kindness because it does make a difference!

CPHSA members celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week by providing free bagels for students
CPHSA members celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week by providing free bagels for students