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April 2018


Epi Prof. Michael Pentella named State Hygienic Lab director

Michael Pentella will become permanent director of the State Hygienic Laboratory on June 1.


Field honored with Radon Hero Award

CPH Professor Bill Field was honored March 6 with the Iowa Radon Hero Award from the Iowa Department of Public Health.

Learn more about the award...

Class Notes

Keep tabs on the careers of your classmates, and keep us posted on yours!

Catch up with the class...

Students meet with lawmakers at 2018 legislative breakfast

CPH students made the trip to Des Moines in March for our annual legislative breakfast.

See the photos...

Podcast: ‘From the Front Row: Student Voices in Public Health’

Three students discuss life in and out of the classroom in the first episode of our new podcast.

Listen to the podcast...

Alumni profiled as Forty Under 40 honorees

Bobbi Bentz (04MPH/MHA), and Mollie Giller (11MPH) are both profiled by the Des Moines Business Record.

Meet Bobbi and Mollie...

Curry appointed chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Provost and former CPH Dean Sue Curry has been appointed chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.


Q & A with CPH graduate student Sefonobong Obot

Sefonobong Obot was recently interviewed about her work on a community engagement project in Mason City.

Read the Q&A...

Alumni Directory

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

Alumni are listed by name, degrees earned, town of residence and email address.

Alumni have the option of adding employer, job title, employment sector and LinkedIn page.

You can use this form to update and/or add additional information to your listing, and you can use this form to have your listing removed.


Upcoming Events

Iowa Governor’s Conference on Public Health, April 10-11 – Details

Controlling Research—Gun Control, Public Health, and Restraints on Research, April 26 – Details

Science Cafe: Industrialized Livestock Operations in Iowa, April 26 – Details

More College of Public Health events...



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