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randi Janssen, director of Iowa’s Center for Agricultural Safety and Health in the UI College of Public Health, in front of a red barn.

University of Iowa faculty member Brandi Janssen brings a unique blend of agriculture and anthropology to her new role as director of Iowa’s Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (I-CASH). The center collaborates with a number of partners to improve agricultural safety and health across Iowa. Story

Working at Iowa is coming Oct. 14-28

Working at Iowa survey graphic identity

The University of Iowa invites UI faculty and staff to provide candid feedback on what it’s like to work at the university. Working at Iowa, a quick and confidential survey, will be offered to all UI faculty and staff beginning Tuesday, Oct. 14 through Friday, Oct. 24. Story

UI faculty focus on health impact of climate change in October

Faculty members across the University of Iowa campus are turning their attention to the impacts of climate change this month through a series of outreach initiatives. Story

UI faculty and staff honored at annual celebration

President Mason speaks to a group of award winners

The contributions of almost 30 University of Iowa faculty and staff were recognized and celebrated at the annual UI Faculty and Staff Awards Banquet Tuesday, Oct. 7, sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources. Story

Alyssa Billmeyer leads UI's graduate students

Alyssa Billmeyer

Alyssa Billmeyer of Marion, Iowa, is the first University of Iowa College of Pharmacy student to serve as president of the Graduate and Professional Student Government. Story

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

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2014.09.23
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

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