Nomination period open for 2018 Outstanding Alumni Awards

The University of Iowa College of Public Health is pleased to announce that it is accepting nominations for the 2018 College of Public Health 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. The CPH Outstanding Alumni Award selection committee will select recipients from an academic or research position in even numbered years, and individuals from a practice setting in odd numbered years. Therefore, for the 2018 award cycle, the college invites nominations for individuals from the academic or research (non-practice based) communities.

Download a nomination form

The criteria for awards to honor recent graduates are:

  • Have completed a formal College of Public Health educational program in the past ten years (2008 or later);
  • Have achieved important and promising accomplishments during that period and have exceptional promise for future success; and
  • Have demonstrated strong interest and commitment to the Mission, Vision, and Values of the College of Public Health.

The criteria for awards to honor other alumni are:

  • Have completed a formal educational program offered by the College of Public Health (including formal educational programs presently or previously offered by academic units in the College of Public Health);
  • Have made significant contributions in their discipline and field of practice throughout their career and attained widespread recognition and respect for their accomplishments; and
  • Have demonstrated strong interest and commitment to the mission, vision, and values of the College of Public Health.

Download a nomination form here or call 319-384-4277.

Email all nomination materials to or mail to:

Tara McKee, Alumni Relations Coordinator
University of Iowa College of Public Health
145 N. Riverside Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242

Forms must be emailed or postmarked no later than February 28, 2018.

“I Have a Dream” speech, privilege walk set for Jan. 24

photo of Martin Luther King Jr.The UI CPH Diversity & Inclusion Committee invites all faculty, staff, and students to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We will be showing his “I Have a Dream” speech and hosting a privilege walk (read about one example).

Wednesday, January 24
12:30-1:30 PM

Lunch will be provided

To RSVP accept the Outlook meeting invitation or e-mail

View more UI-sponsored MLK Jr. Week events

Recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthdate has been a tradition at the University of Iowa since 1969, and the national holiday has been observed through human rights programs since its inception in 1986. In 1990 the University initiated the Human Rights convocation program. Afternoon classes were cancelled to encourage student, faculty, and staff participation in programs that encourage dialogue about diversity and reinforce the principle that the University is a forum for the free exchange of ideas. The convocation has been an opportunity for serious thinking by all of us about issues of social justice, human rights, and world peace. An official University holiday was designated in 1995 to provide an opportunity to engage the University community in a discussion of the human values that the King holiday epitomizes. These initial events have grown into a campus-wide celebration that engages faculty, staff, students and community members to give lectures, discussions, and cultural arts presentations.

Spotlight Series LogoIndividuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the College of Public Health in advance at 319-384-1500.


Hear updates from the CPH Faculty Policy Fellows on Jan. 17

Hear updates from Mary Charlton, Kelli Ryckman, Cara Hamann, Brandi Janssen, and Paul Gilbert as they highlight their projects with the College of Public Health’s Policy Fellow Program, offered through the Iowa Institute of Public Health Research and Policy (IIPHRP).

This Spotlight Series event will take place Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in C217 CPHB.

Policy Fellow Spotlight is Jan. 17, 2018

Registration open for the 2018 ASPPH Annual Meeting

2018 ASPPH Meeting logoRegistration for the 2018 ASPPH Annual Meeting is open. The meeting, to be held March 7-9 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va., features programming for academic public health leaders, faculty, staff, and students, current public health and global health concerns, and the future of academic public health.

The deadline to register is Friday, February 23, and the hotel reservation deadline is Friday, February 16.

For more information, visit:


Cyberbullying: Telling the public health story through photographs

Spotlight Series LogoAttend a workshop led by internationally recognized photographer Majda Turkic that explores how she conducted a photography project to tell the public health story of cyberbullying.

This CPH Spotlight Series event takes place Wednesday, Jan. 31, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in C217 CPHB.

Sponsored by the College of Public Health Global Health Initiative.

photo of young person being photographed by other teens

Food drive, blood drive results are in

Thanks to everyone who took part in the donation events  sponsored by the CPH Student Association in November and December!

Here are the results:

Crisis Center Food Bank Drive

  • Staff: 156 lbs
  • Students: 155 lbs
  • Faculty: 108 lbs
  • TOTAL = 419 lbs

CPH Blood Drive

28 donors were registered and 24 units of blood were collected, beating the goal of getting 25 donors. This was the most successful CPH blood drive yet!

Webinar: Strategies to End Fatal Bicycle Crashes in Iowa

Strategies to End Fatal Bicycle Crashes in Iowa

Policy, Legislative, and Infrastructure Solutions

Wednesday, December 20
9:00 am

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


  • Iowa bicycle crash facts: Where we stand
  • Iowa DOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Long-Range Plan
  • Evidence-based engineering solutions for bicycle safety
  • True stories
  • Policy solutions and 2018 legislative agenda
  • What you can do and next steps


  • Cara Hamann, core faculty of the University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center and policy fellow with the University of Iowa Institute of Public Health Research and Policy
  • Mark Wyatt, Director of the Iowa Bicycle Coalition
  • Garrett Pedersen, Planning Team Leader, Office of Systems Planning, Iowa Department of Transportation

Sponsored by the UI Institute of Public Health Research and Policy, Iowa Bicycle Coalition, and the UI Injury Prevention Research Center