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February 2021


Biostatistics alumna develops model to improve clinical trials

Alexandra Curtis developed a statistical model for determining the best doses of new drugs and treatments that balances safety and efficacy.


Alumna Carol Ayangbile: Making a Positive Impact

HMP alumna Carol Ayangbile pulls from personal experience to make the health care experience as smooth as possible for patients of Agilon Health.

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Nominations for 2021 Outstanding Alumni Awards due March 5

Know an outstanding CPH alum? The college is now accepting nominations for this year's Outstanding Alumni Awards.

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Class Notes

Keep tabs on the careers of your classmates, and keep usposted on yours...

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John Corbeil reflects on health care administration career

Alumnus John Corbeil is CEO of HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood in Houston. Our Q&A covers student advice, how his workplace is responding to COVID-19, and more.

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Q&A: Addressing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

Iowa researchers Natoshia Askelson and Aaron Scherer discuss what public health needs to consider as it crafts messages about COVID vaccines.


Lyu, Wehby papers make Top 20 most-read articles list

Student Wei Lyu and Prof. George Wehby authored the most-read article in “Health Affairs” for 2020! The duo also had a second article that made the Top 20.

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Study examines mental health needs of last responders

Prof. Rima Afifi of Community and Behavior Health is working with Cedar Rapids funeral director Peter Teahen on a new study looking at the mental health needs of last responders.

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CPH students featured in ‘Dare to Discover’ campaign

CPH students Crystal Garcia, Chelsea Hicks, Felix Pabon-Rodriguez, Caitlin Ward, and Noah Wick are featured in this year’s Dare to Discover campaign.

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MPHTC launches new rural health podcast series

Share Public Health, a weekly podcast from the Midwestern Public Health Training Center, has launched a new series about rural health in the Midwest.

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Join upcoming CPH Book Club events

The CPH Book Club will continue to explore “Stamped from the Beginning” this month with a talk on W.E.B. Du Bois by law professor Adrien Wing. Read more about the upcoming events and how to get a copy of the book.


Alumni Directory

Keep up with your classmates with our College of Public Health Alumni Directory.

Use this form to join the directory or to update your existing listing.

Alumni are listed by name, degrees earned, town of residence and email address, and have the option of adding employer, job title, employment sector and LinkedIn page.


Upcoming Events

“Stamped from the Beginning” Book Club: Adrien Wing Discusses W.E.B. Du Bois, Feb. 10 – Details

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