College of Public Health

STAT Curry urges crackdown on glamorization of e-cigs

Sue Curry, dean of the University of Iowa College of Public Health and professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy, says there should be a crackdown on ads glamorizing electronic cigarettes.

various scenes from university of iowa academic endeavors

Academic Panoramic: Snapshots of the UI student experience

In order to see the full academic picture found at the University of Iowa, you’ll need to look in all directions. Academic Panoramic provides a look at a cross section of the UI educational experience, from philanthropy and public health to theatre arts and sports analytics.
David Osterberg discusses fracking in a public health class

Academic Panoramic: What is public health?

Fundamentals course appeals to compassionate students of all majors
Fundamentals of Public Health is an introductory course offered by the UI College of Public Health. Beginning in fall 2016, the UI will also offer a public health bachelor’s program. The Fundamentals course will be part of the undergraduate curriculum.

Diverse voices 'write to change the world'

UI faculty participate in The Op-Ed Project workshop
More than 20 UI faculty representing diverse disciplines and backgrounds were selected to participate in a two-day “Write to Change the World” workshop Nov. 7 and 8 through The Op Ed Project. This is the first time the workshop has been offered on the UI campus.
Crowd with umbrellas at Vatican City on a rainy Easter Sunday

Looking at life through a different lens

UI students abroad, international students at UI to be honored for photo work during International Education Week festivities
The UI will celebrate International Education Week Nov. 10–20 with activities including a public ceremony to honor 2015 International Impact Award recipient Rebecca Arnold and publishing an online photo gallery showcasing winning photos from the International Programs' annual photo contest.

UI College of Public Health 2015 Iowa Public Health Heroes named

The University of Iowa College of Public Health is recognizing four leaders whose contributions across a range of disciplines are helping to promote better health and prevent disease throughout the state of Iowa. The award recipients were nominated by their peers in the Iowa public health practice community.

Grants Iowa Superfund Research Program funding renewed through 2020

The Superfund Research Program at the University of Iowa (isrp) has received a 5-year renewal of funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health. The isrp is a joint endeavor involving basic, mechanistic, and applied research projects in biomedical and environmental research areas addressing semivolatile polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
Herky "helps" the Pandelirium Steel Drum Band set up their instruments on the Pentacrest for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences' We Are Phil celebration on Wednesday, September 30.

UI faculty, staff embrace 'We Are Phil'

Culture of philanthropy continues to grow with annual campaign
The University of Iowa celebrated its third annual "We Are Phil" giving appeal for faculty and staff last week—and the push to bolster private support for UI people and programs continues.

UI receives $2.2 million and is named Prevention Epicenter by CDC

CDC adds six new academic medical centers to Prevention Epicenters network with $11 million grant
The CDC has awarded a total of $11 million to six academic institutions, including the University of Iowa, to identify possible new and improved ways to prevent the spread of infectious diseases like Ebola in health care facilities.
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The New York Times Peek-Asa talks workplace safety in wake of Virginia shooting

In the wake of the Virginia shooting incident on live TV, Corinne Peek-Asa, director of the UI Injury Prevention Research Center, discusses employers' responsibility under federal law for providing work sites that are free of hazards, which government rules and court decisions have established can include workplace violence.