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October 2020


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

Five CPH alumni recently took part in a webinar to discuss different public health career roles and how they are responding to COVID-19 in their professional and personal lives.

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Alumna Tina Freese Decker discusses her career, leadership

In a recent Becker’s Healthcare Podcast, Tina Freese Decker (02MHA), president and CEO of Spectrum Health, discussed her best advice for emerging leaders, priorities for the next six months, and more.

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Class Notes

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

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Torner named Chief Infection Officer for Hawkeye athletes

Jim Torner, professor of epidemiology, has been named the Chief Infection Officer for the COVID-19 testing of Hawkeye athletes.


Peters elected to ACGIH’s Board of Directors

Tom Peters, professor of occupational and environmental health, has been elected to serve as a director on the ACGIH’s 2021 Board of Directors.

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MHA students on preparing to meet the challenges ahead

In the latest podcast, From the Front Row host Steve Sonnier talks about the future of health care administration with MHA students Bridgette Boyle, Alex Burhop, Campbell Pendleton, and Matthew Carson.

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CDC funds UI CompEpi researchers in fight against COVID-19

The UI Computational Epidemiology Research Group—commonly known as CompEpi—recently received a $3.3 million grant from the CDC to continue tracking healthcare-associated infections.

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Researchers find concerns related to Iowa Medicaid

A new study from HMP faculty member Kanika Arora suggests that there are serious and persistent concerns related to access and quality of care under managed care for at least some participants in Iowa.

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Video: CPH undergrad discusses her internship in Kenya

Public health undergraduate student Anna Correa recently talked about her internship in western Kenya that focused on reducing childhood mortality. Her internship is one example of the types of experiential learning our public health students engage in.

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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

“Stamped from the Beginning” Book Club: Sherri Burr Discusses Thomas Jefferson, Nov. 9 – Details

College of Public Health 2020 Distinguished Faculty Lecture, Dec. 2 – Details

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