Alumni News

2021 CPH Outstanding Alumni Award winners announced

The University of Iowa College of Public Health is pleased to announce the recipients of the college's 2021 Outstanding Alumni Awards: Dwight Ferguson, who earned a Master of Science degree in epidemiology and a doctoral degree in occupational and environmental health, and Shenghui Tang, who earned a Master of Science degree in biostatistics and a doctoral degree in biostatistics. Published May 3, 2021

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

UI College of Public Health alumnus Aaron Reinke (19MPH) joins Alexis and Steve to talk about his experiences at the Black Hawk County Health Department in eastern Iowa and discuss what it's like as an epidemiologist -- especially a relatively new one -- at the local level during a global pandemic. Published April 15, 2021

In-demand JD/MHA students are at intersection of health and law

Rapid changes in health care practices and regulations over the past few years have created a greater need for people who understand the convergence between law and health care, making Iowa’s JD-MHA combined degree program more appealing than ever for students and employers.  Published April 13, 2021

Alumna offers tips for easing eye strain and other problems

During the pandemic, alumna Khadija Shahid (16MPH), a University of Iowa optometrist and assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, has seen many patients with eye concerns caused from spending increased time at home in front of the TV, computer, or cell phone. Read her tips for avoiding common eye problems. Published April 7, 2021

John Colloton celebrates turning 90

College of Public Health alumnus, benefactor, and UIHC director emeritus John Colloton celebrated his 90th birthday on Feb. 20.  Published April 6, 2021

Slessor named chief administrative officer at Winneshiek Medical Center

Alumnus Steve Slessor (08MHA) has been appointed to serve as the next chief administrative officer at Winneshiek Medical Center effective June 1, 2021. Published March 25, 2021

From the Front Row: Celebrating the 100th episode and the student podcasting experience

This week, we're pleased to celebrate the 100th episode of "From the Front Row." Stevland Sonnier joins former hosts Ian and Hailey to chat with the current crew about their podcasting experiences. They share what stood out to them in their interviews with public health experts, what they've learned about themselves, and discuss their favorite episodes. Published March 12, 2021

Alumna appointed to Women’s Health USA 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 (91MA in hospital & health administration) has joined as regional vice president and is currently serving as the CEO for Women's Health Texas. Published March 11, 2021

Stark named Business Record’s 2021 Forty Under 40 Alumnus of the Year

Each year the Business Record honors a member of a previous Forty Under 40 class to recognize his or her contributions since being named a Forty. The 2021 Forty Under 40 Alumnus of the Year is CPH alumnus David Stark (96MHA), president and CEO of UnityPoint Health-Des Moines.  Published March 10, 2021

Alumnus named president and CEO of HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital

HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, has named Andy Barth (06MHA) as the next president and CEO. He will begin serving in this role on March 29, 2021. Published February 24, 2021