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Iowa's Public Health Heroes promote better health, prevent disease across state

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 2014 Iowa Public Health Heroes Awards will be presented Oct. 7 at the 15th annual Iowa Public Health Practice Colloquium in Iowa City. Story

Media advisory: UI science keeps construction workers safe

Members of the media are invited to tour an active construction site Tuesday, Sept. 30, to learn how the University of Iowa and industry partner during this busy building season to protect themselves and the community. Story

Study examines servicewomen's reporting of sexual assault in the military

A study by the University of Iowa and the Iowa City VA finds American service women are reluctant to report sexual assault due to a number of perceived and real barriers, including negative effects on careers and the belief that nothing would be done. Results appear in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Story

Spotlight: UI doctoral student helps develop software to predict spread of Ebola virus

Grant Brown

Grant Brown, a student from Clive, Iowa, who is seeking his doctoral degree in biostatistics from the UI College of Public Health, is working with faculty member Jacob Oleson to develop open source software that will model and predict the spread of the Ebola epidemic. Story from: UI College of Public Health website

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Raising awareness about farm safety in Iowa

Farm Safety and Health Week 2014

The 2014 Farm Safety and Health Week runs from Sept. 21-27. This year’s theme, “Safety Counts: Protecting What Matters,” underscores the importance of all Iowans working together to build a safer and healthier agricultural work place. Story

Iowa Now Minute - 9/18/14

Roundup of UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus lifeIowa Now Minute 9/18/14

"Iowa Now Minute" is a 60-second roundup highlighting recent UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus life. Look for a new video every Thursday in Iowa Now. Video

Global health champion to visit University of Iowa in October

William Foege

The UI College of Public Health has named William H. Foege the recipient of its 2014 Richard and Barbara Hansen Leadership Award and Distinguished Lectureship. Foege is a global health luminary who helped conceive and lead the worldwide campaign to eradicate smallpox. He will visit campus on Oct. 1 and 2. Story

New program accelerates students' path to careers in public health

The University of Iowa College of Public Health and Grinnell College have developed a new cooperative degree program that allows Grinnell students from any major to earn both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Public Health degree in five years, rather than the customary six. Story

Gifts and grants

Gifts and grants is a roundup of research grants obtained by University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students that spans the spectrum of disciplines—from science and social science to the art and humanities—that will be published in Iowa Now on a regular basis. Story

Achievements: UI faculty, staff, students, and alumni making news

University staff, faculty, students, and alumni are accomplishing great things every day. See who's making news with awards, publications, promotion and tenure, and more. Story


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