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CPH alums named as Forty Under 40 honorees

Bobbi Bentz (04MPH/MHA) and Mollie Giller (11MPH) have been named by the Des Moines Business Record to the 19th annual list of Forty Under 40 honorees. These 40 local business leaders were chosen by past award winners, are under the age of 40, and have demonstrated impressive career achievements and unparalleled community involvement. Each of the honorees will be profiled in the March 16 edition of the Business Record and recognized at an event on March 29. Published February 15, 2018

HEAL presents Second Annual Science of Health Equity summit

The UI's Health Equity Advancement Lab (HEAL) presents the Second Annual Science of Health Equity Summit from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, at the College of Public Health Building. Current UI students are invited to submit poster abstracts for presentation at the conference. Registration and abstract submission guidelines are available online. Published February 7, 2018

Alumnus Sean O’Grady named CCOO at NorthShore

Sean O'Grady (93MA) has been promoted to Chief Clinical Operations Officer at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Ill. As CCOO, he will be responsible for leading NorthShore's four hospitals, medical group operations, nursing, home health & hospice, and health information technology.  Published February 7, 2018

CPH students featured in UI ‘Dare to Discover’ campaign

Several College of Public Health student researchers are featured in the 2018 Dare to Discover banner series produced by the UI Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development. The black-and-gold banners will be installed in early February throughout downtown Iowa City and in the Old Capitol Mall/University Capitol Centre (UCC). Find out who the students are! Published February 1, 2018

Gentry featured in Journal of Healthcare Management

Dan Gentry, CPH clinical professor of health management and policy and director of the Master of Health Administration program, was recently interviewed by the Journal of Healthcare Management about his professional transition from research to practice. Published January 31, 2018

Alumnus George Caldwell named to Health Care Hall of Fame

Alumnus George Caldwell (55MA hospital administration) will be inducted posthumously into the Health Care Hall of Fame at a ceremony March 26 held in conjunction with the American College of Healthcare Executive's 2018 Congress in Chicago. Caldwell was one of the first hospital administrators to advance the idea of patient-centered care. Published January 25, 2018

Mueller part of panel on reinventing rural health care

Keith Mueller, CPH interim dean and director of the RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis, recently took part in a panel discussion on "Reinventing Rural Health Care: A Case Study of Seven Upper Midwest States." A recording of the discussion and supporting documents are available online. (Bipartisan Policy Center) Published January 24, 2018

Paper looks at rural health policy initiatives, future opportunities

A recent paper from the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) Health Panel examines the progress of national health policy initiatives and the gaps that remain as they affect rural people, places, and providers. According to Keith Mueller, RUPRI Health Panel Chair and interim dean at the UI College of Public Health, the paper lays out clear policy trajectories in seven major subject areas that can enhance access and affordability of high quality services in rural America into the future. The subject areas included are Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP, Insurance Coverage and Affordability, Quality, Health Care Finance and System Transformation, Workforce, and Population Health.  Published January 24, 2018

Article on Iowa’s Medicaid expansion selected as editor’s pick for 2017

An article by Natoshia Askelson and colleagues was selected by the editor of Health Affairs as one of the top ten articles for 2017. Co-authors of the article, "Iowa's Medicaid Expansion Promoted Healthy Behaviors but Was Challenging to Implement and Attracted Few Participants," included Brad Wright, Suzanne Bentler, Elizabeth T. Momany, and Peter Damiano. (Health Affairs Blog) Published January 24, 2018

Telemedicine improves rural ER response time

Emergency department patients at rural hospitals using telemedicine see a clinician six minutes sooner than patients in hospitals that have no such technology, a new study from University of Iowa shows. And if that first clinician assessment is through a telemedicine encounter, the door-to-provider time is shortened by nearly 15 minutes, says study lead author Nicholas Mohr, MD, an emergency physician and associate professor at the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa. (Multiple sources) Published January 16, 2018


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