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Study: fading memories make childhood trauma research a challenge in adults

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
A new study from the University of Iowa finds that the limitations of human memory make it difficult for researchers to link adverse childhood experiences to physical health issues later in life.

COVID Q&A: Is it time to begin double-masking?

Monday, February 8, 2021
Renee Anthony, professor of occupational and environmental health in the University of Iowa College of Public Health, offers updated advice to protect against transmission of the virus, including the practice of double-masking as well as other masking tips and reminders.

Study finds ag workers at significantly higher risk of developing dementia

Monday, February 8, 2021
A study from the University of Iowa College of Public Health finds ag workers have a 46% greater chance of developing dementia than workers in other fields.

Grant will help Iowa strengthen rural health care

Monday, February 8, 2021
An $8 million grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust will help the College of Nursing start SIM-IA, a simulation program that provide ongoing education and training for first responders and providers in medical situations and techniques that they don't often see in sparsely-populated ares.

New partnership will allow Iowa to help improve health care across the state

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
A new $8 million grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust will help the University of Iowa educate health care providers and first responders in rural parts of the state on procedures they don’t often have the opportunity to perform.

12 from UI included on 1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America list

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
A former University of Iowa postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Internal Medicine worked with the biomedical journal publisher Cell Press to create a list of 1,000 Black scientists who are leaders in their fields.

Iowa’s Nurse Anesthetists Switch Gears During Pandemic

Monday, December 21, 2020
With a reduction in UI Hospitals & Clinics' general surgical capacity due to COVID-19, hospital administrators reached out to its certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) to help staff its ICUs. A large portion of the CRNAs who have stepped up to fill the void are graduates of the UI College of Nursing’s doctorate-level anesthesia nursing program.

Thank you, UI faculty and staff, for continuing to rise to the challenge

Thursday, December 17, 2020
The fall 2020 semester has been unlike any other, and Hawkeyes across campus have worked tirelessly to keep buildings open and safe; provide quality education to our students; and keep other essential operations running smoothly. Here are just a few of their stories.

UI experts appointed to state’s Infectious Disease Advisory Council

Monday, December 7, 2020
As planning continues for distribution of FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine, the Iowa Department of Public Health has selected four University of Iowa experts to serve on its Infectious Disease Advisory Council (IDAC).

College of Public Health students trace COVID-19

Thursday, November 19, 2020
Community members who contract or are exposed to COVID-19 may find themselves talking on the phone with Rebecca Nyangufi, one of about 45 University of Iowa College of Public Health students who are working part-time as contact tracers at Johnson County Public Health in Iowa City. These students have the unique experience of helping the local public health department and wider community handle the...