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September 2020


Webinar: Public Health Careers in the Age of COVID-19

Join five CPH alumni for a discussion of different public health career roles and how they are responding to COVID-19 in their workplaces.


Alumni award winners discuss their career paths

In case you missed the Q&A with CPH 2020 Outstanding Alumni Award winners Kari Harland and Ty Borders, the video of their discussion is now available online.

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Class Notes

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

Catch up with the class...

CPH alumnus, student to hold ‘Chat from the Old Cap’

CPH alumnus Darren Rausch, director and health officer of the Greenfield (Wisconsin) Health Department, will discuss public health’s response to COVID-19.


Student Crystal Garcia reflects on heritage, health disparities

Crystal Garcia, a doctoral student in epidemiology, is a second- and third-generation Mexican American from Brownsville, Texas. Her heritage and family’s experiences with health care and discrimination helped shape her current research into racial and ethnic health disparities.

Meet Crystal...

2020 CPH Book Club selection: “Stamped from the Beginning”

All College of Public Health students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to join a college-wide reading of “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America” by Ibram X. Kendi.

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From the Front Row: Behind the scenes with CPH contact tracers

CPH students join From the Front Row, our student podcast, to discuss their work as contact tracers for local health departments.

Meet the tracers...

UI announces Virtual Homecoming events

Check out the University of Iowa’s full list of 2020 Virtual Homecoming events, Sept. 28 – Oct. 3.


Pandemic 101: Real-world lessons for public health students

Public health students are taking part in unique internship and learning opportunities in the fight against COVID-19.


Face coverings webinar recording available

The College of Public Health hosted a free webinar on Sept. 2 exploring the role of face coverings in controlling COVID-19. Corinne Peek-Asa moderated a panel of faculty experts — including Renee Anthony, Fred Gerr, Edith Parker, and Dan Sewell — who addressed a variety of issues related to the use of face coverings during the pandemic.

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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

Nikole Hannah-Jones: In Conversation about 1619 and the Legacy that Built a Nation, Sept. 22 (live stream) – Details

The Impact of COVID on Essential Global Health Services with Dr. Gagan Gupta, UNICEF (hosted via Zoom), Sept 23 – Register now

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