Lisa Wehr's Public Health Blog

Lisa is originally from Sigourney, Iowa. She attended Iowa State University and received her bachelor’s degree in Music in 2010. She is currently a first year Master’s of Public Health (MPH) student in community and behavioral health (CBH). Lisa works on the medicine-psychiatry unit at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC). Through this blog Lisa hopes to let people learn about the CBH department.

This student blog is unedited and does not necessarily reflect the views of the College of Public Health or the University of Iowa.

18 September 2011

Week of September 19th

I'm trying something new. I get massive numbers of emails with different events on different days. Sometimes I get them 1 week ahead, sometimes I get them 4 weeks ahead. They all too easily fall to the bottom of my inbox and the date passes. a service to everyone I am attempting to compile these emails as they come into my inbox. Then, every Sunday I will send out an email with events for the next 7 days.

The next few weeks I will try different formats. I would love to get feedback on what people think of this (e.g. more events? less events? different events?) This week I am organizing everything by day. Next week I will try organizing them by event type.

Monday Sept 19
5:30-7:30 p.m. Free CPR/AED Certification and Alcohol Bystander Training. Brochure

Tuesday Sept 20
APHA Get Ready Day
CBH Picnic! (You should have already signed up for this one...)

Wednesday Sept 21
ECO Hawk meeting, 7 pm, IMU Purdue Room
Thursday Sept 22
Fall Job & Internship Fair, 11 am to 4 pm: IMU Main Lounge website

Lecture-Memories of Oakdale Sanitorium, 5:30-6:30 pm: UI Main Library, Room 2032

Friday Sept 23
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference brochure

08 September 2011

I'm still here at this lovely conference. Unfortunately I don't have a great tool for in depth updates (aka something with an actual keyboard- I left my iPad keyboard at home). But if you want brief immediate updates check out my twitter feed ( I'm tweeting the conference with the hashtag #ehconference ~L - Posted using BlogPress from my iPad


Today I'm attending the "Engaging Communities to Advance Environmental Health Policy" conference here in Iowa City. I'll have updates later tonight or tomorrow. ~L - Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

02 September 2011

Here we go again!

The University is back in full swing. I have finally gotten my work switched to the right schedule and am getting settled into the routine of classes again. Even though I took classes over the summer I also worked full-time. Inverting the balance to full-time classes and part-time work definitely gives it a different feel.

We have some great new students joining the department this year. I have one picture from the various orientation activities we had. There was also a digital photo scavenger hunt, but unfortunately none of the students participating have sent me those pictures yet (hint hint).

This semester the classes I'm taking are Environmental Health, Designing and Implementing Interventions, and Communicating with the Community. So far it's turning out to be a great lineup. And I only have class 2 days/week, so I can't really complain.

My summer was full of traveling to see friends, visiting my boyfriend and family, and doing all those great things that only happen in the summer (the state fair!) Shortly before school started I went out to Denver, CO to visit a friend who had just moved out there to start graduate school. I had never been to Colorado so it was a lot of fun. My friend is also in a health science field, so I had a chance to look at the facilities the University of Colorado School of Public Health has. I also got some great pictures in the mountains and Denver Botanic Gardens.

I also hit up the Des Moines Zoo (a little lacking as far as zoos go, but I love zoos so it doesn't really matter)
And now I'm off to do some studying. Enjoy the upcoming weekend!