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Carnahan, Zhu to participate in National Academy of Medicine’s Emerging Leaders Forum

Two College of Public Health faculty members -- Ryan Carnahan, associate professor of epidemiology, and Xi Zhu, associate professor of health management and policy -- have been invited to attend the inaugural Emerging Leaders Forum at the National Academy of Medicine on July 17-18, 2019. Published June 6, 2019

CPH researchers examine care providers’ communication networks through electronic health records

A research team led by faculty in the University of Iowa College of Public Health recently received a new grant to study patterns of information sharing among health care professionals in electronic health records (EHR) systems. The project, led by Xi Zhu, associate professor of health management and policy, will examine EHR-based communication in virtual care teams and the relationship between EHR communication networks and quality of care. Published June 3, 2019

Story, Golinghorst honored with awards at Finkbine Dinner

University of Iowa students, faculty, staff, and alumni received some of the institution's highest honors on April 23, 2019, at the 102nd Finkbine Dinner. College of Public Health faculty and students honored were Will Story, who received the James N. Murray Faculty Award, and Dexter Golinghorst, who received a Distinguished Student Leader certificate. Published May 16, 2019

More than 50 percent of dual eligibles receive care in low rated nursing homes, findings show

 Published April 29, 2019

Mueller comments on rural pharmacy closings

More than 600 communities in rural America have lost access to local pharmacies since 2003. "Losing the pharmacy also means losing the services of a pharmacist," said Keith Mueller, head of the Department of Health Management and Policy at the University of Iowa. Pharmacies are a cornerstone of the health care infrastructure in small, rural towns, Mueller said. (Wyoming Public Media) Published April 24, 2019

HMP, College ranked among nation’s top public health graduate programs

The University of Iowa College of Public Health has once again been recognized as one of the nation's top graduate schools in public health by U.S. News and World Report, placing No. 19 among 177 schools and programs in the latest rankings released in March 2019. The college's Department of Health Management and Policy and its Master of Health Administration (MHA) program have extra reason to celebrate, climbing two spots to No. 8 among health care management programs nationwide in the latest report. Published April 23, 2019

Cleveland Clinic Case Competition team reaches the semi-finals

Congratulations to the HMP team of Dexter Golinghorst, Marisa Polonsky, and Anna Kate Kollasch, who reached the semi-finals in the Cleveland Clinic Case Competition. Published April 12, 2019

Study finds more than 50% of dual-eligibles end up in low-rated SNFs

Older adults who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid are more likely to wind up in low-quality skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), and their education and distance from quality skilled nursing facilities are key reasons why. "More interactions among nursing home leaders from both high-quality and low-quality facilities can help identify ways to improve low-quality facilities in poorer neighborhoods," says lead author Hari Sharma, CPH assistant professor of health management and policy. (McKnights) Published April 12, 2019

HMP alumna Adaeze Enekwechi named president of IMPAQ

Health Management and Policy alumna Adaeze Enekwechi (07PhD) has been named president of IMPAQ, the parent organization of three companies: IMPAQ International, a public policy research and analytics firm; Maher & Maher, a learning solutions provider; and ASCEND, a technology and information product company. As president, Enekwechi will oversee all program areas of IMPAQ's companies. Published April 5, 2019

Alumnus Nico Aguilar shares story about Speeko startup

Solon-raised entrepreneur Nico Aguilar (14MHA/MPH) has migrated to a much larger town, now working to develop his fledgling business from an office in downtown Chicago. His full-time energies are focused on Speeko, a technology company that is building an innovative product to help people improve their public speaking skills, using only their smartphone. Published March 15, 2019