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Lexi Pratt, Seamus Taylor named This Is Public Health Ambassadors

Congratulations to CPH students Lexi Pratt and Seamus Taylor for being named Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) This Is Public Health Ambassadors! Throughout the year, Ambassadors participate in a series of public health outreach events along with professional development activities. Published May 18, 2018

Uden-Holman named associate provost for undergraduate education, dean of the University College

University of Iowa Interim Provost Sue Curry has named Tanya Uden-Holman the new associate provost for undergraduate education and dean of University College. Uden-Holman is a clinical professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy and associate dean for academic affairs at the College of Public Health. She will begin her new role on June 15, 2018.  Published May 17, 2018

Alumna Tina Freese Decker named a Top 25 COO in health care

Tina Freese Decker (02MHA), executive vice president and COO of Spectrum Health, has been named to Modern Healthcare's list of the Top 25 COOs for 2018.  Published May 10, 2018

MHA/JD student elected GPSG president

Dexter Golinghorst, an MHA/JD candidate, was elected president of the University of Iowa Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) for the 2018-19 academic year. "I think the UI is at an exciting time of transition between new leadership," Golinghorst said. "As education becomes more important in succeeding, I want to ensure graduate and professional students have a seat at the table, that our voice is heard in these hiring positions."  Published May 2, 2018

College recognizes 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award recipients

The University of Iowa College of Public Health is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2018 Outstanding Alumni Awards: Adaeze Enekwechi, who earned a doctoral degree in health services and policy in 2007 and now works as vice president of strategy, policy and analytics at McDermott+Consulting, LLC; and Margaret Chorazy, who earned a doctoral degree in epidemiology in 2010 and is now director of undergraduate programs and a clinical assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Iowa College of Public Health. Published May 2, 2018

CPH Awards highlight faculty, staff achievements

The 2018 College of Public Health Awards Program was held May 2, honoring the research, teaching, and service achievements of faculty and staff. See a list of this year's honorees! Published May 2, 2018

Edith Parker named new dean of College of Public Health

Edith Parker, professor and chair of the University of Iowa Department of Community and Behavioral Health, has been named dean of the UI College of Public Health. She will begin on June 1. Parker will be the third dean of the College of Public Health, which was founded in 1999. She succeeds Keith Mueller, Gerhard Hartman Professor of Health Management and Policy, who served as interim dean since April 2017. Mueller will return to his role as chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy. (Iowa Now) Published May 1, 2018

New episodes: Student Voices in Public Health podcast

"From the Front Row: Student Voices in Public Health" is an inside look at the public health grad student experience at the University of Iowa. Our panelists share their thoughts and perspectives on student life and current issues facing public health professionals. Episode 4 was added this week! Published April 25, 2018

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


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