Alumni News

Alumnus Cormac O’Sullivan elected president of NBCRNA Board of Directors

The National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) is pleased to announce that Cormac O’Sullivan (08PhD) has been elected president of its Board of Directors. Published December 1, 2021

Freese Decker shares her breakthrough leadership moment

Alumna Tina Freese Decker (02MHA), president/CEO of Spectrum Health System, recently shared the breakthrough leadership moments that continue to compel her, even when the challenges seem insurmountable.  Published November 17, 2021

CPH alumna Emily Houston named Washington County public health director

The Washington County (Iowa) Board of Health recently announced its next public health director, CPH graduate Emily Houston (20BA, 21MPH). She starts the position on Nov. 29. (Southeast Iowa Union) Published November 10, 2021

Alumna Bella De Soriano addresses the power of conscious language

In her work with Healthline Media, alumna Bella De Soriano (17MPH) recently created The Conscious Language Guide to improve patient-provider communication and advance their work toward health equity. As a podcast guest, she discussed how language can create challenges as well as opportunities. Published November 5, 2021

Alumna Adaeze Enekwechi discusses health policy and health care equity

Alumna Adaeze Enekwechi (07PhD) was recently a guest on a podcast in which she discussed health policy and health care equity. Enekwechi is currently an operating partner with private equity firm Welsch, Carson, Anderson & Stowe and serves on the boards of several companies. Published November 4, 2021

Nina Jovanovic receives International Impact Award

Alumna Nina Jovanovic (17MPH in OEH) is a 2021 recipient of the UI's International Impact Award. She will be honored on the Nov. 15 WorldCanvass program as a kick-off to the UI’s celebration of International Education Week. Published October 27, 2021

Alumna Tala Al-Rousan studies hypertension management among refugees

Alumna Tala Al-Rousan (15MPH) is studying hypertension management among Aramaic and Arabic-speaking refugees in San Diego. Published October 20, 2021

Alumna swims around Manhattan Island

After completing the 20-plus mile Catalina Channel swim, biostatistics alumna Liz Uribe (11MS) circumnavigated the island of Manhattan in a 28.5 mile swim this summer. Published September 30, 2021

From the Front Row: A conversation with Dwight Ferguson, U.S. Public Health Service

This week, Alex and Alexis talk to alumnus Dwight Ferguson (06MS, 12PhD) about his career path to the U.S. Public Health Service. Published September 24, 2021

CPH alumna joins Johnson County Public Health as new director

Danielle Pettit-Majewski (10MPH) believes public health departments are the first line of defense in terms of keeping the public safe. Now, she is part of that defense in Johnson County, where she serves as the new public health director.  Published September 23, 2021