Alumni News

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

Freese Decker named among Top 25 Women Leaders in Healthcare

Alumna Tina Freese Decker (02MHA) has been named among the 2021 Top 25 Women Leaders in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare. Freese Decker is president and CEO of Spectrum Health. Published February 24, 2021

Nominations for 2021 Outstanding Alumni Awards due March 5

The College of Public Health is accepting nominations for its 2021 Outstanding Alumni Awards. This award program recognizes outstanding alumni in two categories: first, recent graduates who have completed College of Public Health programs within the past ten years and, second, other alumni for accomplishments throughout their careers. Published January 12, 2021

Iowa alumnus John Corbeil reflects on health care administration career

Alumnus John R. Corbeil (12MHA) is the chief executive officer of HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood in Houston, Texas. He recently discussed what drew him to health care administration, what advice he has for students, how his workplace is responding to COVID-19, and more.  Published January 11, 2021