OEH graduate student named inaugural recipient of Zwerling-Sprince Scholarship

OEH graduate student named inaugural recipient of Zwerling-Sprince Scholarship

College of Public Health graduate student Jaime Butler-Dawson is the first recipient of the Craig Zwerling and Nancy L. Sprince Scholarship in Occupational and Environmental Health (OEH). The announcement was made in a special presentation on Tuesday, Jan. 27.

Butler-Dawson’s dissertation involves measuring pesticide exposures and examining the impact on neurobehavioral performance on rural populations in The Gambia. She earned her Master of Public Health degree at Boston University. Previously, she worked on global HIV/AIDS projects with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and before that as a health volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps in Burkina Faso, focusing on health promotion and income-generating projects.

The scholarship for graduate students pursuing areas such as occupational health, injury prevention, and rural health is named for two longtime University of Iowa faculty members — Craig Zwerling and Nancy L. Sprince of Iowa City, both emeritus professors — who served in senior leadership roles in the UI College of Public Health during a period spanning more than 20 years.

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