Health News

  • Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

    Several Public Policy Center (PPC) staff and faculty members were recognized for longevity of service at a recent PPC meeting. The awardees are pictured below. Others who were awarded but not in attendance include:

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  • Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

    The Obermann Center for Advanced Studies has awarded an interdisciplinary research grant to Aislinn Conrad, Tessa Heeren, and Susan McKernan for the summer of 2020.

  • Thursday, October 24th, 2019

    Sandra Daack-Hirsch, associate professor in the College of Nursing, researcher in the PPC Health Policy Research Program, and Faculty Senate president, was awarded the 2019 Michael Brody Award for Service.

  • Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

    The Public Policy Center (PPC), along with the University of Iowa College of Law, co-sponsored a discussion with US Senator Tom Udall from New Mexico on October 1.

  • Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

    Peter Damiano, director of the Public Policy Center and its Health Policy Research program, spoke at the Iowa Ideas symposium in Cedar Rapids on October 3, on the topic of privately managed Medicaid in Iowa. Iowa's Medicaid system has transitioned to a managed care organization, Iowa Medicaid Enterprises.

  • Friday, September 20th, 2019

    Natoshia Askelson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health, UI College of Public Health and Researcher in the PPC's Health Policy Research Program, recently published a blog on AcademyHealth's website on an evaluation of Iowa's Healthy Behavior Program (HBP) 1115&nb

  • Thursday, August 15th, 2019

    Dr. George Wehby, professor of Health Management and Policy, and PhD program director, was selected as the UI College of Public Health's distinguished faculty lecture for 2019. He will present his lecture on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 12:30pm, at the Callaghan Auditorium in the College of Public Health Building.

  • Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

    Raymond Kuthy, professor emeritus in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry at the UI College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics, and researcher in the Health Policy Research program, and Susan McKernan, assistant professor in

  • Thursday, June 27th, 2019

    Dr.Susan McKernan was awarded a two-year, $300,000 NIH grant for her project, "Evaluation of Geographic Variation in Pedicatric Preventive Dental Services."

  • Thursday, May 30th, 2019

    The Public Policy Center (PPC) welcomed the first PPC Summer Scholars-in-Residence team in mid-May.