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November 2017


Breon to retire from Spectrum Health

CPH alumnus Richard Breon will retire in 2019 after 17 years at the helm of the Spectrum Health system.


Alumna puts her skills to work at the CDC

Chagas disease, Cyclospora, and rat lung worm in Hawaii? Carolyne Bennett, a recent epidemiology graduate, is learning all about these outbreaks as part of her work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

Read the Q&A...

In Memoriam: Prof. Emeritus Bill Clarke

William “Bill” Clarke, professor emeritus of biostatistics died Oct. 15 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Remember Prof. Clarke...

Class Notes

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

Catch up with the class...

Parker receives Board of Regents Award

Prof. Edith Parker, head of community and behavioral health, has earned the Regents' highest honor.


Field named Iowa Cancer Champion

Prof. Bill Field was honored for helping reduce radon-induced lung cancer in Iowa.


American Public Health Association Meeting

Join us at the CPH Alumni & Friends Reception during the annual APHA meeting and expo in November.

See the schedule...

Fall semester loaded with events, visitors

We’ve had an active fall semester so far with lots of great events and special guests! Check out these snaps from the past few weeks.

See the pics...

MHA program receives innovation grant

The Master of Health Administration program won a grant from the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education and Aramark.

Learn more...

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

CPH Alumni and Friend Reception at APHA, Nov. 6 – Details

Science on Tap – Growing Local Food: Small-scale farming in a big farm state, Nov. 9 – Details

Iowa Public Health Heroes Award Ceremony, Nov. 29 – Details

Science Cafe: The Link Between Plastic Food Containers and Obesity, Nov. 29 – Details

More College of Public Health events...



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