College of Public Health

The UI and the growth of public health

Sue Curry, dean of the College of Public Health, comments on her field's bright future
Sue Curry, dean of the College of Public Health, sees a bright future for her field. The college has expanded its programming to include undergraduate degrees at a time when the number of careers in public health is predicted to increase significantly.
UI study finds reporting crimes reduces chance of future victimization.

KCRG TV 9 UI study: It’s better to call police

It's worth it to call police, according to a University of Iowa study. The study found victims who report crimes to police are 22% less likely to be a victim again. The only exception was for victims of burglary, who saw no decline in the risk of being re-victimized.

Should crime victims call the police?

UI study finds reporting crimes to police reduces likelihood of future victimization
New research from the University of Iowa finds that individuals who report being victims of crime to police are less likely to become future victims of crime than those who do not report their initial experiences.
UI helping Ottumwans become healthier and more active.

UI helping Ottumwans become healthier

RAGBRAI riders aren’t the only ones exercising in Ottumwa
RAGBRAI riders aren’t the only ones getting exercise in Ottumwa. Ottumwans are becoming healthier and more active thanks to a community initiative launched last year by the University of Iowa Prevention Research Center (PRC).
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UI, RAGBRAI saving the monarch butterfly

College of Public Health spearheads milkweed seeding on cycling route
The UI College of Public Health is teaming up with RAGBRAI riders to help save the monarch butterfly. Riders will toss milkweed seed balls made by volunteers into roadside ditches and fields along the RAGBRAI route; milkweed is the only plant on which monarch butterflies will lay their eggs.

Does discrimination increase drinking?

Researchers at the University of Iowa have found alcohol abuse is linked to discrimination
Researchers at the University of Iowa have found another negative health outcome linked to discrimination: alcohol abuse.
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Mastering health administration

UI Master of Health Administration program works with alumni to prepare health care leaders
The Master of Health Administration degree offered through the Department of Health Management and Policy in the UI College of Public Health has maintained a 100 percent job placement rating within the first three months after graduation, thanks in large part to an impressive alumni network.
activity in an operating room

Medicine Iowa Motion-sensing tools deployed in war on pathogens

By employing a video game system’s computer vision in a hospital room, a University of Iowa research team is pioneering an automated approach to track interactions between health care workers and patients, capturing previously elusive data to support the work of hospital epidemiologists.

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