College of Public Health

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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.

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Media tipsheet: UI experts for back-to-school topics

To help everyone make a smooth transition, the University of Iowa is offering a list of experts who can talk about everything from helping a child get on the right sleep schedule to preventing back-related injuries from carrying backpacks that are too heavy.
woman getting blood pressure checked

Pharmacists help patients with hypertension

Studies show medical teams with pharmacists helped patients control blood pressure
Patients with hypertension benefit from interacting with a medical team that includes a pharmacist. Two studies showed pharmacist-included care teams delivered more hands-on and tailored medication regimens to patients, which yielded more effective blood-pressure control results than for those patients who did not have a pharmacist on hand.
Don Anderson mentors Max Otoadese through the Secondary Student Training Program.

KCRG UI summer program gives hands-on research experience to high school students

Max Otoadese is one of 39 high school students from across the state, nation, and world pursuing hands-on science at the UI this summer, thanks to the College of Education Belin-Blank Center's Secondary Student Training Program. The rigorous, five-week residential research program also provides 3 semester hours of college credit.

Cutting health care costs isn't easy

UI study looks at how to reduce hospital stays, emergency department visits for those who receive both Medicare, Medicaid
A new University of Iowa study is the first to evaluate the relationship between receiving care at federally qualified health centers and the rate of hospital stays and emergency department visits for potentially preventable conditions among individuals who receive both Medicare and Medicaid.

Publications Lynch has five publications in April

Charles Lynch, of the Department of Epidemiology in the College of Public Health at the University of Iowa, published five papers in April 2015.