Gentry named President and CEO of AUPHA

Dan Gentry, adjunct clinical professor of health management and policy, has been named president and chief executive officer of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). He will assume the role on March 16, 2020.

From 2016-2020, Gentry served as director of the College of Public Health’s Master of Health Administration program, helping to guide the program to successful accreditation and the No. 8 position in the latest US News and World Report ranking of health care management programs.

“I am thrilled for the opportunity to serve as the next President and CEO of AUPHA,” said Gentry in a statement released by AUPHA. “It’s the role of a lifetime, especially for someone like me who’s passion has been, and is, helping our educational programs, leadership, and students and alumni excel and succeed.”

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OEH students invited to apply for Zwerling-Sprince scholarship

Occupational and Environmental Health students committed to protecting the health of workers, the environment, and rural communities are invited to apply for the Craig Zwerling and Nancy L. Sprince Scholarship in Occupational and Environmental Health.

OEH department students in their second or later year of study, and currently enrolled in an MPH, MS, or PhD program are eligible. The application deadline is Feb. 28, 2020.

Professors Emeriti Craig Zwerling and Nancy L. Sprince served the University of Iowa College of Public Health for 20 years. They have endowed a scholarship to support students who will be leaders in occupational and environmental health.

This scholarship recognizes students who are dedicated to careers that “protect the health of workers, the environment, and rural communities — and reduce the burden of preventable injury.”

For questions, contact Associate Prof. Carri Casteel.

PHOTOS: Epidemiology Celebrates Distinguished Career of Bob Wallace

On Nov. 11, the Department of Epidemiology honored long-time professor Robert Wallace, whose career in public health spans nearly five decades. His contributions include authoring or co-authoring more than 500 peer-reviewed papers, teaching and mentoring hundreds of students, and providing leadership in administrative and service roles.

The celebratory event included a half-day symposium exploring innovative methods and questions, advances and opportunities in the field of epidemiology. The symposium’s keynote speaker was David Melzer, professor of epidemiology and public health at Exeter University, and recipient of the department’s Hsu-Li Distinguished Lectureship.

Read more about Wallace’s distinguished career…

Portrait of David Melzer and Robert Wallace

Robert Wallace and friends and family at a retirement event honoring the long-time epidemiologist.

Portrait of Robert Wallace at his retirement event.

Nancy Sprince presents a gift to Robert Wallace at Wallace's retirement event.

Betsy Chrischilles at the Robert Wallace retirement event

Family photos on display at Robert Wallace's retirement event.

Attendees toast Robert Wallace's career at a retirement event honoring his work.