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May 2021


2021 CPH Outstanding Alumni Award winners announced

See who is honored with the 2021 College of Public Health Outstanding Alumni Awards.


Barbara Wilson named president of University of Iowa

Barbara J. Wilson, executive vice president and vice president for academic affairs for the University of Illinois System, will become the 22nd president of the University of Iowa on July 15.


CPH Commencement Ceremonies

Join the online CPH Commencement and Recognition Ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 15, 2021, in a virtual format.


Class Notes

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

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JD/MHA students are in demand

Iowa’s JD-MHA combined degree program is more appealing than ever for students and employers.


From the Front Row: Working as an epidemiologist during a pandemic

CPH alumnus Aaron Reinke joins our student podcast to discuss his experiences as a relatively new epidemiologist at the local level during a global pandemic.


Alumnus discusses personalized medicine on the frontlines of care delivery

Alumnus Justin Brueck, assistant vice president of NorthShore University HealthSystem, recently discussed the integration of genomics into the primary care setting.


Alumna offers tips for easing eye strain and other problems

During the pandemic, alumna and optometrist Khadija Shahid has seen many patients with eye concerns caused from spending increased time at home in front of the TV, computer, or cell phone.


Charlton to lead study aimed at improving quality of rural cancer care

Mary Charlton, associate professor of epidemiology, has been awarded a grant from the National Cancer Institute to help improve cancer care quality in rural hospitals caring for rural, underserved patients.


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

A Shot at a Safer Workplace: Employee COVID-19 Vaccinations to Keep Your Business Healthy, May 11 – Details

College of Public Health Commencement Ceremony, May 15 – Details

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