• Conrad, Heeren, and McKernan win Obermann Grant

    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.

  • Damiano Emcees Distinguished Veterans Awards Ceremony

    Monday, November 18th, 2019

    PPC director Pete Damiano served as the master of ceremonies for the fifth annual Hawkeye Distinguished Veterans Awards ceremony on Thursday, November 14.

  • Results of 2019 Hawkeye Poll Released

    Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

    Results of the recently released 2019 Hawkeye Poll show that Elizabeth Warren is gaining a foothold as the front runner among the large field of Democratic candidates in Iowa.

  • Daack-Hirsch Awarded 2019 Michael Brody Award for Service

    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.

  • Damiano Co-Moderates Session with US Senator Tom Udall

    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. PPC director Peter Damiano, and College of Law Dean Kevin Washburn asked the Senator a series of questions about issues such as the impact of the current political environment on political discourse and the ability to legislate effectively. They then opened up the Q&A to about 50 members of the community in attendance. The event was also live streamed. 

  • Damiano Presents at Iowa Ideas Symposium

    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. Director Michael Randol also addressed the audience, stating that the latest management change has gone well overall.

  • Berg Featured as Closing Speaker at ICA Fall Conference

    Monday, October 7th, 2019

    Mark Berg, Director of the PPC’s Crime and Justice Policy Research Program and Associate Professor in the UI Department of Sociology and Criminology, provided closing remarks at the 2019 Fall Conference of the Iowa Corrections Association (ICA) in Riverside, Iowa on October 4th. The ICA is a professional organization aimed at shaping the future of corrections in Iowa.

  • Askelson Publishes AcademyHealth Blog on Iowa's 1115 Waiver

    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 waiver, which highlighted the importance of communication and instrument testing. From the blog:

  • PPC Researchers Bring Gun Violence Issues to Light

    Friday, August 30th, 2019

    PPC researchers bring light to lack or research, education, and funding for gun violence studies.

  • Frisvold Named New Director of Social and Education Policy Area

    Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

    David Frisvold, associate professor in the Department of Economics, Tippie College of Business, will take over as director of the Social and Education Policy Research program.