News

  • Researchers participate in Summer Scholars Program

    Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

    This summer, the UI Public Policy Center is hosting three researchers for the inaugural Summer Scholars Program.

  • Brady wins award for Healthy Behaviors Incentive Program evaluation poster

    Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

    Patrick Brady, a research assistant in the Public Policy Center’s Health Policy Research Program, won an award for his poster on the Healthy Behaviors Incentive Program evaluation. The award, the 2017 Research Week Collegiate Poster Award, was given by the University of Iowa College of Public Health.

    Brady works with Natoshia Askelson, assistant professor in the UI College of Public Health and researcher in the PPC’s Health Policy Research Program.

  • Damiano to serve on ADEA Legislative Advisory Committee

    Monday, June 12th, 2017

    Dr. Peter Damiano was invited to serve on the Legislative Advisory Committee (LAC) of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA).

  • Teeth: The Struggle for Oral Health Care in America

    Monday, June 5th, 2017

    Dr. Peter Damiano speaks with IPR's Ben Kieffer and Mary Otto, author of "Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America." 

  • Losing Planned Parenthood

    Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

    Planned Parenthood is closing one-third of its health centers in Iowa. Natoshia Askelson, assistant professor in the UI College of Public Health and PPC researcher in the Health Policy Research Program, spoke with The Atlantic. 

  • Damiano on review panel of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

    Thursday, May 25th, 2017

    Dr. Peter Damiano, Director of the Public Policy Center and the PPC’s Health Policy Research Program, served on a review panel of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) on Tuesday, June 6.

  • Damiano to present keynote at ‘Culturally Responsive: Health Care in Iowa 2017’ conference

    Thursday, May 25th, 2017

    Dr. Peter Damiano, Director of the Public Policy Center and the PPC’s Health Policy Research Program, will give a keynote presentation at the “Culturally Responsive: Health Care in Iowa 2017” conference on Friday, June 2, in the UI College of Public Health Building.

  • Iowa City Schools annual climate survey reveals progress, room for improvement

    Thursday, May 25th, 2017

    Results of the second annual student climate survey indicate some significant steps taken toward classroom and school equity, but reveal major strides still necessary to become fully inclusive.

  • Survey finds many non-binary students feel unsafe in Iowa City schools

    Thursday, May 25th, 2017

    Nearly three-fourths of students in Iowa City schools who took a recent survey and identify their gender as non-binary feel that their school is not safe.

    The school climate survey, given to students in grades 5-12 in February and March, found 70 percent of survey takers with a non-binary gender identity reported "feeling unsafe in their classes." 

  • ICCSD report shows some students feel 'unsafe and unwelcome' in the classroom

    Thursday, May 25th, 2017

    Some Iowa City students say they don't feel safe at school. 

    That's according to the results of a survey students in fifth grade through seniors in high school took earlier this year. The district was slightly surprised but mainly disappointed that some students feel unsafe. A link to an interactive graph displaying the results from the survey is below. The survey was conducted by Sarah Bruch, Director of the PPC's Social and Education Policy Research Program, and her research team. 

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