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Uluocha honored with 2018 Philip G. Hubbard Human Rights Award

Winnie Uluocha, a JD/MHA student at the University of Iowa, was named the recipient of the 2018 Philip G. Hubbard Human Rights Award. The award honors a UI student who has made the most outstanding contribution in the area of human rights and who most exemplifies the principles held by Dr. Hubbard. Published April 18, 2018

Gentry appointed to ACHE’s LGBT Forum Committee

Dan Gentry, clinical professor of health management and policy and director of the Master of Health Administration Program, has been appointed to the LGBT Forum Committee of the American College of Healthcare Executives. The forum enhances representation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender health care executives and promotes high-quality care for LGBT individuals and their families. Published April 18, 2018

Program led by alumna Cindy Schamp pairs patients with trained pups

Working in health care for more than 30 years, Cindy Schamp (87MA) is used to collaborating with doctors and nurses to improve the patient experience. Now the president of Texas-based Baylor Scott and White Medical Center-Irving has introduced some four-legged colleagues to her team. With the help of Canine Companions for Independence, Schamp led Baylor Scott and White in building a state-of-the-art assistance dog training center in Texas to better support individuals with physical and developmental disabilities. Published April 12, 2018

Is telepharmacy taking pharmacy jobs?

Arizona is poised to become the 24th state to adopt telepharmacy legislation. Six other states have authorized pilot programs that could apply to telepharmacy and five states permit waivers of legislative or administrative requirements that could allow for telepharmacy, according to the Rural Policy Research Institute at the University of Iowa College of Public Health. As more states adopt telepharmacy legislation, some pharmacists are raising concerns over what it could mean for patients and the pharmacist job outlook. (Drug Topics) Published April 12, 2018

Limits on medical marijuana research hinders patient relief

Although 29 states have legalized marijuana to treat pain and other ailments, the growing number of Americans who use marijuana and the doctors who treat them are caught in the middle of a conflict in federal and state laws--a predicament that is only worsened by thin scientific data. "We just have no data on how many older adults are using medical marijuana, what they are using it for,and most importantly, what are the outcomes," says Brian Kaskie, a professor at the University of Iowa's College of Public Health. "It's all anecdotal." (NPR) Published April 12, 2018

Two MHA teams take part in first-year case competition

Each year the UI Master of Health Administration program sends a team to Ohio State University to compete in a first-year case competition. This year the program had the pleasure of sending two Iowa teams, each equipped with a second-year coach and a shared observer. Both teams had outstanding performances, and team #9 advanced from the initial 24 teams into the final six.  Published April 11, 2018

Alumnus Brian Dahl named compliance practice lead

E.M.M.A. International Consulting Group, Inc., a global leader in management consulting, welcomes Brian Dahl (99JD/MHA) as the firm's compliance practice lead. Dahl will spearhead the compliance service offerings provided by E.M.M.A. International to its clientele. Published April 11, 2018

Global Rural Health Case Competition winners announced

Armed with well-researched plans, information-packed slides, and seamless teamwork, six student teams competed for top honors and cash prizes in the inaugural Global Rural Health Case Competition held April 4 at the College of Public Health. The teams were given a case centered on the ongoing power crisis in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria in September 2017. Their mission: to present feasible, sustainable solutions to restore health, hope, and resiliency to Puerto Rico. Published April 5, 2018

Podcast: ‘From the Front Row: Student Voices in Public Health’

Check out the first episode of our new podcast, "From the Front Row: Student Voices in Public Health." You'll get an inside look at what it's like to be a public health grad student in 2018 as three students discuss their experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. Published March 29, 2018

Alumna Bobbi Bentz profiled as a Forty Under 40 honoree

Read about the professional goals and aspirations of alumna Bobbi Bentz (04MPH/MHA), executive account manager at Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield in Des Moines, Iowa, and one of the Business Record's 2018 Forty Under 40 honorees.  Published March 28, 2018


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