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Field was first to document health risks of radon exposure

Thursday, February 6, 2020
A seminal study in the 1980s by Bill Field, professor of occupational and environmental health in the College of Public Health, was the first to document the link between radon exposure and health risks, finding a 50% increased risk of lung cancer based on long-term exposure.

Tippie professors examine link between loneliness and hoarding

Thursday, February 6, 2020
Research from Jing Wang and Catherine Cole, marketing professors in the Tippie College of Business, looks at why people have such a hard time getting rid of their possessions and how that may be affected by loneliness.

Thomas says Iowa warehouse boom is result of e-commerce growth

Thursday, February 6, 2020
The Des Moines area is seeing a warehouse building boom, and Barret Thomas, professor of business analytics in the Tippie College of Business, attributes that to the growth of e-commerce, as more warehouse space is needed to transfer and store merchandise that's been shipped cross-country.

Marijuana use while pregnant can lead to low birth weight, childhood development problems

Thursday, February 6, 2020
A study by Paul Romitti, professor of epidemiology in the College of Public Health, finds that babies whose mothers smoked marijuana while pregnant are more apt to have low birth weight and slow early childhood development.

Hawkeye named 1 of 6 theatre workers you should know

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Eric Marlin, a recent graduate of the Iowa Playwrights Workshop, was featured in a recent story in American Theatre.

Universities as gateways to stronger democracies

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Cassie Barnhardt, associate professor of educational policy and leadership studies at the University of Iowa, says universities can promote democracy “because they are directly involved in the processes of teaching, learning and discovery – all of which require analysis, critique and active deliberation."

U of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics CEO: 'Everything in healthcare doesn't need to be done by a hospital CEO'

Friday, January 10, 2020
CEO Suresh Gunasekaran expands on how University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics is facing the threat of uncoordinated retail medicine, and answers questions on board oversight and the changing role of the hospital CEO.

IEM is the granddaddy of political prediction markets

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Political prediction markets are valuable as an election forecasting tool, and the first such market was the Iowa Electronic Market, developed by faculty at the University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business.

Tippie professor helps women entrepreneurs in Kenya

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Patrick Johanns, a faculty member in the TIppie College of Business, is leading a University of Iowa group on a trip to Kenya to help women who own their own fishing businesses strengthen their businesses and work more safely.

Study links common pesticides to cardiovascular death

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
A new study from the University of Iowa College of Public Health finds people who have had greater exposure to a chemical commonly found in consumer pesticides have a higher likelihood of dying from cardiovascular disease.