Vol. 1, No. 3
Oct. 2009
Two fellows join Hygienic Laboratory Staff

Two Emerging Infectious Disease (EID) fellows joined the staff of the University Hygienic Laboratory in September to assist with influenza surveillance in the state and with other public health testing. Funding is provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Association of Public Health Laboratories.

Kara Levinson, a master's of public health graduate from the University of Michigan, and Anna Van Stelten, a master's of food safety/microbiology graduate from Colorado State University, will work for one year at the Hygienic Laboratory on the UI Research Park campus in Coralville.

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Check out latest influenza news on Laboratory website

The Hygienic Laboratory created a new "Influenza" web page to provide Iowans with current information about novel H1N1 and seasonal flu.

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Fall Forum to bring laboratory preparedness training

The Hygienic Laboratory will hold its Fall Professional Forum beginning Oct. 12 in six locations across the state to update laboratory staff and other public health professionals on preparedness issues. Registration is required, but there is no cost for the program.

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'Iowa Magazine' features state laboratory

The upcoming issue of "Iowa Magazine," a new UI video magazine, features an in-depth segment on the Hygienic Laboratory, including the Ankeny, Iowa City and Lakeside Lab facilities.

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Applications open for Student Grant

Junior high and high school students throughout Iowa can now apply for the 2009-2010 Student Grant program to receive laboratory assistance for science projects. The University Hygienic Laboratory sponsors the program. The application deadline is November 30.

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'Insight' focuses on public health careers

The October issue of "Iowa Insight," the UI's podcast series, focuses on careers in the public health laboratory in an interview with Beth Hochstedler, training and outreach coordinator.

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Track new Hygienic Laboratory construction on webcam

A webcam posted on the Knutson Construction Services website is tracking construction of the new Hygienic Laboratory on the UI Research Park campus in Coralville. Knutson is building the new Laboratory.

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