News

  • Content from the 'Energy and Climate Change in the Midwest' Symposium now posted

    Friday, November 20th, 2009

    Slide presentations and/or audio files are now available for the two-day symposium. The event provided a forum for dialogue about the energy opportunities being created in response to the growing challenge of climate change. It featured national experts from an array of backgrounds including engineers, industry representatives, policymakers, economists, and agriculture experts. Topics covered included the state of the science, economic impacts, renewable energy, energy efficiency, agricultural issues, and policy responses at the local, state, and federal levels.

  • Content from the 'Patient Centered Medical Home Symposium and Hansen Award Lecture' now posted

    Thursday, November 19th, 2009

    Slide presentations and/or audio files are now available from this one-day symposium, which brought together the Iowa health community to learn from national and state experts and discuss strategies to achieve patient-centered medical homes. It was a collaborative effort of the University of Iowa’s Public Policy Center Forkenbrock Series and the College of Public Health’s Hansen Award Lecture. The symposium included background and national perspectives, as well as examples of current practice.

  • Road User Study Underway

    Friday, November 6th, 2009

    The PPC National Evaluation of a Mileage-based Road User Charge is evaluating the technical feasibility and public acceptance of a mileage-based charging system as a possible long-term replacement for the current gas tax.
  • PPC Wins NIH Challenge Grant

    Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

    The Health Policy Research Program receives grant to help evaluate several issues related to a Medicaid-enrolled child's first preventive dental visit.
  • Presentation Takes Second Prize at MTC

    Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

    Beth Westlake took second place in the Midwest Transportation Consortium Poster Competition with her poster presentation of an analysis of the types of distractions teenagers engage in while driving.

  • Trends in the Gender Gap in Violent Offending: New Evidence from the National Crime Victimization Surveys

    Sunday, November 1st, 2009

    Karen Heimer, Janet Lauritsen and James Lynch use pooled data from 1973 to 2005 to examine whether there's a gender gap or difference between female and male crime offenders.
  • PPC Researchers Featured in Odyssey

    Sunday, November 1st, 2009

    An article featuring researchers from the PPC in Odyssey magazine discusses driver distraction, technology in vehicles and teen-driver training programs using in-car cameras.
  • PPC Students Take Second Prize in APA Poster Contest

    Sunday, October 25th, 2009

    Adweta Joshi and Suyun Ma were awarded second prize for their study using GIS technology to identify elderly population clusters and the effects of these on crash locations involving elderly drivers.

  • Midwest Energy Symposium

    Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

    The fifth event in the PPC's Forkenbrock Series, a symposium titled Energy and Climate Change in the Midwest: Creating Opportunities in the New Economy, took place October 16-17. The symposium gathered together state and federal policymakers with industry representatives, climate change scientists and engineers, economists, and entrepreneurs in the field of renewable energy, among others.

  • Recession Is Linked to Spike in Minority Victims of Crime

    Monday, September 28th, 2009

    PPC researcher Karen Heimer found that the victimization of black and Latinos increases during periods of economic recession.

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