Alumni News

Alumna Kim Magee reaches new heights in ballooning

Kim Magee has a passion for ballooning, whether it's for fun or competition. She went to the University of Iowa to get her master's degree in biostatistics and now works for the College of Public Health in the Clinical Trials Statistical and Data Management Center. Published September 5, 2019

UI searching for alumni-owned businesses

Are you a business owner? Show your Hawkeye pride and entrepreneurial spirit with a free “Iowa Alumni, Alumni-Owned Business” decal. Published September 4, 2019

Alumna named USDA-APHIS-VS One Health Liaison

Sierra Burrell (18MPH) has been named the new USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Veterinary Services (VS) One Health Liaison to CDC. Published August 29, 2019

CPH Outstanding Alumni Awards will be presented Sept. 4

The college will honor Outstanding Alumni Award recipients Paul Pomrehn (79MS) and Christopher Buresh (12MPH) at a special event on Sept. 4. Lunch is provided! Published August 6, 2019

Alum Kent Lehr leads strategy, business development at UnityPoint Health Ventures

Learn about alumnus Kent Lehr's (09MHA) role as VP of strategy and business development at UnityPoint Health Ventures. Published June 19, 2019

Alumna Mayra Coronado Garcia puts data skills to work

Alumna Mayra Coronado Garcia (18MPH) joined The OMNI Institute in Denver, Colorado, as a researcher in March 2019. She will focus on data analysis and management as well as report development. "My goal is to produce reports on a big scale. We create so many reports now that look at large populations, I want to make sure we can break down the data for sub-groups so it is more digestible for smaller populations," she says. Published May 15, 2019

CPH researchers contribute to case studies of NGO health programs

College of Public Health researchers have contributed to a series of case studies that describe the impact of long-term projects on health systems in Mozambique, Ethiopia, and Malawi. The studies examine integrated community case management programs implemented in the three countries by the international non-governmental organization Save the Children. William Story, CPH assistant professor of community and behavioral health, and CPH alumni Emily Hejna (17MPH) and Elijah Olivas (19MPH) contributed to the reports. Published May 14, 2019

Alumnus helps translate UI commencement for a global audience

Since 2014, volunteers have translated UI commencement ceremonies into Chinese, Arabic, Korean, Spanish, and Farsi. CPH alumnus Ali Al-Jumaili (17PharmD/MPH) translated four graduate commencement ceremonies into Arabic. "We wanted our Arabic-speaking people around the world to hear about this great university, which has a very inclusive and diverse culture," he says. "I wanted other Arabic students around the world to come to the University of Iowa, have a chance to complete their studies there, and have a similar experience to mine." Published May 2, 2019

Alumnus Greg Woods finds creative ways to reach Iowa’s Alzheimer’s community

On any given day, Greg Woods, a program specialist with the Greater Iowa Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, is reaching out to help fellow Iowans cope with some of life's most challenging circumstances. Many of those Iowans meet Woods face-to-face, while some simply hear his voice on the airwaves. A 2015 graduate of the MPH program in community and behavioral health, Woods is based in the Alzheimer's Association's Fort Dodge office, serving 17 counties in north central Iowa. Published April 17, 2019

CPH alumna helps rehabilitate injured marine mammals

Lauren Palmer, a veterinarian who earned a Master of Public Health from Iowa in 2015, works at the Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles. "I didn't want to leave my job to go back to school, so it worked out really well for me," says Palmer, who took most classes online but came to campus over two summers. "The classes helped me think about my animal population in a different way."  Published April 17, 2019

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