Alumni News

Save the date: CPH Outstanding Alumni Awards presentation is Sept. 10

CPH Outstanding Alumni Award recipients Adaeze Enekwechi (07PhD) and Margaret Chorazy (10PhD) will be honored at a special event on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in C217 CPHB. Published July 13, 2018

Alumnus Richard Breon named 2018 Business Person of the Year

Alumnus Richard C. Breon (80MA) was named 2018 Business Person of the Year at the Economic Club of Grand Rapids' 31st Annual Dinner on June 18. Breon is president and CEO of Spectrum Health, the largest integrated health system in West Michigan. Published July 5, 2018

Alum Jeffrey Lynch provides new hope through old glasses

As a pediatric ophthalmologist in St. Paul, Minnesota, Jeffrey Lynch (06MD/MPH) sees as many as 40 patients a day. As the CEO and founder of an online eyeglass-recycling service called ReSpectacle, he has helped improve the vision of more than 30,000 people in underserved communities around the world. Published June 28, 2018

Alumna Meredith McKean joins Sarah Cannon Research Institute

Meredith McKean (12MD/MPH) will join Sarah Cannon Research Institute at Tennessee Oncology in Nashville this summer. McKean's expertise is centered on melanoma, and she will be taking on that cancer program while leading investigational therapy trials. She recently completed her fellowship in Hematology-Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Published June 19, 2018

Alumnus Chibuike Obioha named medical director for wound healing

Chibuike Obioha (17MPH) was named the new medical director for wound healing at Fort Hamilton Hospital in Hamilton, Ohio, in January 2018. The Fort Hamilton Wound Center specializes in hard to heal wounds and wounds that do not heal. Published June 19, 2018

Worth participating in NIH Health Communications Internship Program

College of Public Health alumna Wensday Worth (18MPH) has been selected to participate in the Health Communications Internship Program with the National Cancer Institute in Rockville, Maryland. Published May 22, 2018

Alumna Tina Freese Decker named a Top 25 COO in health care

Tina Freese Decker (02MHA), executive vice president and COO of Spectrum Health, has been named to Modern Healthcare's list of the Top 25 COOs for 2018.  Published May 10, 2018

UI IPRC alumni: Impacting the injury field

Read how alumni from the UI Injury Prevention Research Center (IPRC) are impacting the injury prevention field with their work in family violence prevention, prescription opioid overdoses, and eye injuries. Published May 9, 2018

College recognizes 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award recipients

The University of Iowa College of Public Health is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2018 Outstanding Alumni Awards: Adaeze Enekwechi, who earned a doctoral degree in health services and policy in 2007 and now works as vice president of strategy, policy and analytics at McDermott+Consulting, LLC; and Margaret Chorazy, who earned a doctoral degree in epidemiology in 2010 and is now director of undergraduate programs and a clinical assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Iowa College of Public Health. Published May 2, 2018

Alumnus Dwight Ferguson speaks on hurricane recovery

Alumnus Dwight Ferguson responded to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico as part of the U.S. Public Health Services Commissioned Corps. Published May 2, 2018

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