Alumni News

Jim Skogsbergh receives AHA Distinguished Service Award

Jim Skogsbergh (82MA) received the 2023 Distinguished Service Award from the American Hospital Association in recognition of his career as a leader on industry transformation and innovation, health care reform and patient safety, and population health and transition to value-based care. Published May 10, 2023

Alumna Hana Hinkle helps connect health professionals with rural communities

Hana Hinkle (09MPH) is the assistant dean for rural health professions and the director of the National Center for Rural Health Professions at University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford. A critical part of her work involves recruiting, training and placing students into small and under-resourced communities where there’s a high need for physicians. Published April 19, 2023

Alumna Brianne Bakken honored with Wiederholt Prize for best paper

Alumna Brianne Bakken (15PharmD, 17MHA) was recently recognized by the American Pharmacists Association for the best paper published in the association's journal. Published April 11, 2023

Tina Freese Decker named one of ‘Top Women Leaders in Healthcare’

Alumna Tina Freese Decker (02MHA) was named to Modern Healthcare’s "Top Women Leaders in Healthcare 2023" list.  Published February 23, 2023

Join a panel discussion with Iowa Rural Health Association leaders

On Feb. 13 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., the UI Student Association for Rural Health will host four Iowa Rural Health Association members (including two CPH alumni) for a virtual panel discussion about current rural health topics. All are welcome! Published February 7, 2023

Alumna Grace Ryan’s journal article is third most popular of 2022

A paper authored by Grace Ryan (21PhD) and a team of CPH researchers was the third most popular article published in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease in 2022. The article examined challenges to adolescent HPV vaccination during the COVID-19 pandemic. Published January 26, 2023

Nominations for 2023 Outstanding Alumni Awards due March 2

The College of Public Health is now accepting nominations for its 2023 Outstanding Alumni Awards. The awards recognize alumni in two categories: recent graduates within the past ten years and other alumni for accomplishments throughout their careers. Published January 17, 2023

Undergraduate Update

Graduates of the College of Public Health's undergraduate program are now starting their careers in public health. Read about where several recent alumni are working. Published January 6, 2023

A generous gift supports aspiring public health students

Dr. David Wu, Una Yang, and Austin Wu (21 MPH, 20BA) have designated a generous gift to establish the Wu-Yang Family College of Public Health Scholarship in the University of Iowa College of Public Health. Published January 4, 2023