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  • Students Heiberg and Maller Present at Research in the Capitol

    Friday, April 27th, 2018

    PPC students Kaelynn Heiberg and Rachel Maller presented at the annual Research in the Capitol event. Their poster, "Evaluation of Educational Equity Interventions," highlighted the importance of the Equity Implemented Partnership between the Iowa City Community School District and the Public Policy Center Social & Education Policy Research Program.

    The research event showcases the work of outstanding student researchers from the Iowa Regents Universities.

  • PPC Faculty and Staff Make Impact on Students

    Thursday, April 26th, 2018

    PPC faculty and staff recognized by graduating seniors for having positive impact on their UI experience.

  • 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.

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