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  • Osborn Awarded Collegiate Teaching Award

    Thursday, April 26th, 2018

    Tracy Osborn, Director of the PPC's Politics & Policy Research Program, was selected to receive the 2017-18 Collegiate Teaching Award from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Sukalski wins award at National Oral Health Conference

    Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

    Jennifer Sukalski was awarded the Leverett Graduate Student Merit Award for Outstanding Achievement at the National Oral Health Conference.

  • Resources from AcademyHealth Fall meeting now available online

    Friday, April 13th, 2018

    Last October, AcademyHealth hosted a meeting to explore research priorities related to the evaluation of Section 1115 Medicaid demonstrations and Section 1332 state innovation waivers. PPC Director Peter Damiano presented on Iowa’s Medicaid Expansion: Key findings related to healthy behaviors incentives.

  • Schools in Iowa Benefit from Team Nutrition Work, Led by Askelson

    Monday, April 9th, 2018

    Starmont Elementary School in Arlington, IA is one of 20 schools to benefit in part from the school meal research done at the University of Iowa, according to an article in the Cedar Valley Daily Times.

  • Qian Awarded Best Conference Paper at UAA Conference

    Monday, April 9th, 2018

    Haifeng Qian, Assistant Professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning and PPC Social & Education Policy researcher, was awarded the Best Conference Paper award at the Urban Affairs Association (UAA) annual conference award luncheon on Friday, April 6.

  • It's Easy Being Green: Earth Week Activities

    Monday, April 9th, 2018

    The PPC will host and co-sponsor several events in celebration of Earth Week.

  • PPC Health Policy Researchers to present at NOHC

    Monday, April 2nd, 2018

    Three PPC Health Policy researchers will present at this year's National Oral Health Conference in April.

  • Damiano Weighs in on Iowa Proposal on Farm Bureau Insurance

    Monday, April 2nd, 2018

    Public Policy Center Director Peter Damiano was recently quoted in an article, "Despite Idaho's Failed Plan to Dodge Obamacare, Another State Tries," in Governing magazine. Iowa lawmakers are proposing a bill that would allow the Farm Bureau to sell health plans that are not compliant with the Affordable Care Act, despite a similar attempt in Idaho that was turned down by the Trump administration.

  • PPC Health Reports Cited in Families USA Fact Sheet

    Monday, March 26th, 2018

    Families USA, a foundation that conducts research and analysis on developments in health care policy, cited work by PPC Health Policy researchers in an online fact sheet, “How Medicaid Waivers Could Limit Access to Oral Health Care.”

  • Carney and Reyes receive Iowa Commissioner's Award

    Friday, March 23rd, 2018

    Cher Carney and Michelle Reyes, research associates in the National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) and with the PPC's Transportation and Vehicle Safety Research program, will receive the Iowa Commissioner’s Special Award for Traffic Safety in Des Moines on April 26 to recognize their work with teen driver safety.

    To read the full story in IowaNow, click here.

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