Alumni News

Discussing reproductive justice with attorney and advocate Stephanie Kraft Sheley

In this episode of "From the Front Row: Student Voices in Public Health," Alex and Steve talk about the issues surrounding reproductive justice with attorney, advocate, and University of Iowa alumna Stephanie Kraft Sheley (16JD/MHA). They touch on the maternal mortality crisis, reproductive rights, abortion, and issues of race and poverty. Published January 7, 2021

Recent biostats alumna develops model to improve clinical trials process

Recent biostatistics graduate Alexandra Curtis (20PhD, 17MS) developed a statistical model for determining the best doses of new drugs and treatments that balances safety and efficacy for patient subgroups. She'll continue to pursue interdisciplinary research at the pharmaceutical firm Eli Lilly and Company. Published January 6, 2021

From the Front Row: Discussing Iowa’s medical cannabidiol program

In this week's episode, Emma and Steve talk to Owen Parker (15MPH in OEH), program manager for the Office of Medical Cannabidiol at the Iowa Department of Public Health. They discuss the issues surrounding medical cannabinoid use in Iowa, and policy and public health implications of its legalization. Published December 18, 2020

Alumna Carol Ayangbile: Making a Positive Impact

A hospital stay can be a stressful experience, but alumna Carol Ayangbile (13MHA) strives to make it as smooth as possible. Find out how the desire to help others drew Ayangbile to health care administration, how her MHA degree from Iowa opened career doors, and how she supports underserved communities. Published December 15, 2020

Farm equipment designed for men presents challenges for female farmers

Farming is a physically demanding job, no matter your body type. Women, however, are at a particular disadvantage when it comes to farming equipment. "These were designed for people of a certain weight and certain height… pretty much reflective of the male population in the United States,” says alumna Josie Rudolphi (17PhD), who researches agricultural safety and health. (Illinois Newsroom) Published November 18, 2020

Alumna Kari Harland receives Skorton Award for Staff Excellence

Congratulations to alumna Kari Harland (04MPH, 10PhD), who received the David J. Skorton Award for Staff Excellence in Service as part of the University of Iowa's 2020 Faculty and Staff Awards. Published November 18, 2020

Hear from grads who landed their dream jobs

Join the "Life After College Series: Landing the Dream Job" on Nov. 10 to hear from recent UI graduates, including Elanie Welch (14 MS in occupational & environmental health) who is now working as a wellness coach & COO at Bright Futures Chiropractic. Register in advance for the free event. Published November 4, 2020