News

  • Report: ICCSD lags on inclusion of LGBTQ students

    Friday, July 28th, 2017

    Sarah Bruch, Director of the PPC's Social and Education Policy Research Program, presented a policy brief containing data regarding LGBTQ student identities and demographics in the district as well as attitudes and beliefs of LGBTQ students to the Iowa City Community School District Board.

  • ICCSD looks to improve LGBTQ student experiences

    Friday, July 28th, 2017

    Data illustrating negative experiences among LGBTQ students at school are prompting the Iowa City Community School District to consider curriculum changes. 

    District officials at Tuesday night's school board meeting discussed plans to create a task force that will look at addressing sexual orientation and gender-based disparities in students' experiences at school. The task force will consider recommendations from the University of Iowa Public Policy Center, which include integrating more LGBTQ-inclusive classroom material. 

  • PPC, ICCSD release policy brief on LGBTQ student experiences

    Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

    The PPC and ICCSD have released a policy brief about the perceptions and experiences of LGBTQ students in the District’s schools.

  • Introducing underrepresented students to health professions

    Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

    A six-week summer program introduces underrepresented students to the health professions. PPC researchers presented about the dental field.

  • High-tech cars not just for Spider-Man, Tony Stark

    Monday, July 24th, 2017

    Dan McGehee spoke with The Iowa City Press-Citizen about high-tech cars in conjunction with the new "SpiderMan" movie.

  • PPC and local law enforcement working on crime reduction initiative

    Thursday, July 6th, 2017

    Several members of local law enforcement recently met with members of the Crime and Justice Policy Research Program.

  • Sukalski wins dental public health research award

    Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

    Jen Sukalski, graduate research assistant in the Public Policy Center’s Health Policy Research Program, won the Keith E. Heller Dental Public Health Graduate Research Award from the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry in the UI College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics.

    The award is given to a graduating student for excellence in research in the field of dental public health. Sukalski received a plaque and a one-year membership to the American Association of Public Health Dentistry.

  • Askelson tapped to lead UI cancer prevention program

    Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

    Natoshia M. Askelson has been named Principal Investigator of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN) collaborating center at the University of Iowa.

  • Too soon to gauge impact of health care plan in Iowa

    Monday, June 26th, 2017

    Should some version of the House of Senate Republican health care bill pass, what would happen to Medicaid recipients or those who purchase individual health care policies in Iowa?

  • Heeren featured in UI School of Social Work's InService

    Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

    Tessa Heeren, research assistant in the Public Policy Center's Health Policy Research Program, was recently featured in the University of Iowa School of Social Work's InService newsletter. 

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