News

  • 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. 

  • Area leaders get look at newest UI driving simulator addition

    Thursday, June 15th, 2017

    Johnson County leaders and other area officials on Wednesday learned about ongoing research at the University of Iowa's driving simulator and had a chance to take a look inside its newest test vehicle: a 2017 Tesla Model S.

  • PPC welcomes 2017 summer interns

    Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

    Six students will work as interns at the Public Policy Center this summer with Sarah Bruch, Director of the Public Policy Center’s Social and Education Policy Research Program and assistant professor in the Department of Sociology in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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