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April 2021


CPH earns top 20 national ranking

The University of Iowa College of Public Health is the No. 20 school of public health in the nation, according to the latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report. Among publicly supported schools, the college ranks No. 10. 

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State Health Registry highlights racial disparities in report

African Americans in Iowa are getting cancer and dying from it at higher rates than any other group in the state, according to the 2021 Cancer in Iowa report.

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Class Notes

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

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John Colloton marks milestone birthday

CPH alumnus, benefactor, and UIHC director emeritus John Colloton celebrated his 90th birthday on Feb. 20.


2020 Iowa Public Health Heroes Award announced

In a year where the importance of public health is on full display, who are Iowa's Public Health Heroes?

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Stark named 2021 Forty Under 40 Alumnus of the Year

The 2021 Business Record Forty Under 40 Alumnus of the Year is CPH alumnus David Stark (96MHA), president and CEO of UnityPoint Health-Des Moines.


Alumna appointed to leadership team

Women’s Health USA, a national leader in value-based care and practice management services for the women’s health sector, has announced that CPH alumna Sara Eversden has joined and is currently serving as the CEO for Women’s Health Texas.


Study on mask mandates ranks among most shared

CPH researchers George Wehby and Wei Lyu were some of the first researchers to publish a study analyzing the effectiveness of mask mandates. Now, their study is one of the most shared studies of all time.

What did the study find?

Active Ottumwa launches podcast series

Tune into “A Community on the Move: The Story of Active Ottumwa,” a 10-part podcast series about all things Active Ottumwa, a community engaged physical activity program for adults.

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Anna Correa awarded Critical Language Scholarship

CPH student Anna Correa has been awarded a 2021 U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship for a virtual intensive language and cultural program to study Hindi this summer.


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

Great Plains Emerging Infectious Diseases Conference, April 15-16 – Details

Science of Health Equity Summit, April 23 – Details

College of Public Health Commencement Ceremony, May 15 – Details

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