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Mueller weighs in on health care questions

A panel of experts including Keith Mueller, Gerhard Hartman Professor and head of health management and policy, weighed in with their thoughts on state-run insurance exchanges, health care reform, and other key questions. (WalletHub) Published August 15, 2018

Federal funding for research increases at the University of Iowa

The University of Iowa had another strong year for projects that will benefit Iowans, the country, and world thanks to an increase in federal funding for research and the number of proposals, grants, and contracts awarded in fiscal year 2018. The College of Public Health saw in increase in research dollars, up 15 percent or $5.8 million over last year, to $43.8 million in FY 18. (Iowa Now) Published July 19, 2018

Alumna Tina Freese Decker named next president and CEO of Spectrum Health

Tina Freese Decker (02MHA) has been appointed as Spectrum Health's next president and chief executive officer by the Spectrum Health System Board of Directors. When she assumes her new responsibilities Sept. 1, 2018, she will lead a nonprofit health system comprising 12 hospitals, including Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, and 3,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, including 1,500 members of Spectrum Health Medical Group. Published July 18, 2018

International opportunity: Pulitzer Center Summer Reporting Fellowship

Are you interested in investigating and writing about global public health issues? If so, apply for the Pulitzer Center Summer Reporting Fellowship, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel abroad and further your understanding of a global health topic of your choice. Apply by Oct. 15, 2018, for the summer 2019 fellowship. Published July 16, 2018

Save the date: CPH Outstanding Alumni Awards presentation is Sept. 10

CPH Outstanding Alumni Award recipients Adaeze Enekwechi (07PhD) and Margaret Chorazy (10PhD) will be honored at a special event on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in C217 CPHB. Published July 13, 2018

Alumnus Richard Breon named 2018 Business Person of the Year

Alumnus Richard C. Breon (80MA) was named 2018 Business Person of the Year at the Economic Club of Grand Rapids' 31st Annual Dinner on June 18. Breon is president and CEO of Spectrum Health, the largest integrated health system in West Michigan. Published July 5, 2018

Center for Health Policy and Research releases 2017 annual report

The Center for Health Policy and Research (CPHR) is the research arm of the Department of Health Management and Policy and is a University-wide interdisciplinary research collaborative. CHPR recently released its 2017 annual report that summarizes research projects, publications, and presentations. Published July 3, 2018

Wright discusses outlook for the ACA’s individual market

On Friday, July 13, the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy hosted a conference on strategies for stabilizing the Affordable Care Act's individual market. Brad Wright, CPH associate professor of health management and policy, participated as an expert panelist discussing "What we learned in four states." A video of the panel session is available online. Published July 3, 2018

Pentella, Atchison honored with APHL Lifetime Achievement Awards

Michael Pentella and Christopher Atchison have been recognized with Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL). This award recognizes individuals who have established a history of distinguished service to APHL, made significant contributions to the advancement of public health laboratory science or practice, exhibited leadership in the field of public health, and/or positively influenced public health policy on a national or global level. Published June 25, 2018

Kaskie comments on older adults’ use of cannabis

As Canada prepares to legalize recreational cannabis on Oct. 17, usage is expected to increase, largely by older adults turning to pot for chronic pain and other age-related problems. There aren't a lot of 65-year-olds who suddenly start using marijuana just for the fun of it, said Brian Kaskie, CPH associate professor of health management and policy. But marijuana can be tricky to dose, it affects people differently, and while some new users experience nothing at all, others can have very unpleasant reactions. (Calgary Herald) Published June 21, 2018


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