The University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center (IPRC), founded in 1990, is one of 11 injury “Centers of Excellence” funded by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The IPRC conducts research; trains students and professionals in the field of injury prevention; develops and evaluates intervention programs and policies; and, translates research to practice. Our areas of expertise include violence prevention, road traffic safety, sports injury prevention, child injury prevention, disaster preparedness, and occupational safety. The IPRC partners with many government agencies such as Departments of Public Health, Transportation, and Education, and collaborates with organizations including schools, hospitals, and community organizations.
Working Group Theatre (WGT) was founded in 2009 by three graduates of the University of Iowa MFA Theatre Program. Based in Iowa City, IA, WGT has created over 10 original plays dealing with social issues such as global warming (Atlas of Mud, 2010), unemployment (Rust, 2011), diversity (Mayberry 2012), Alzheimer’s and dementia (The Broken Chord, 2013), Iowa’s agricultural history (All Recipes Are Home, 2015), and Out of Bounds (2013/14) among others. Much of this work is generated through extensive interviews and research in the community. WGT plays often cross disciplines and challenge audiences to see their community anew. In 2014, WGT was awarded the National Theatre Project Award from the New England Foundation for the Arts for Out of Bounds. For more information, please visit www.workinggrouptheatre.org.
The University of Iowa College of Public serves as a comprehensive public health resource for the state of Iowa, the Midwest region, and the nation. The college, founded in 1999 and ranked among the nation’s top 10 publicly supported schools of public health, is widely known for its highly collaborative, productive research enterprise, outstanding educational programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, and innovative community engagement which supports the public health workforce and enhances well being in local communities.