College of Public Health

UI studies how problem drinkers quit without help from rehabilitation programs

Research will inform national survey about alcohol use
Paul Gilbert, assistant professor of community and behavioral health in the University of Iowa College of Public Health, is studying people who quit drinking without using a treatment program. He’s interested to see what those who chose the “cold turkey” method can teach us about navigating successful roads to recovery.

Honors Wollinsky receives honorary doctorate from Friends University

Fred Wollinsky, the John W. Colloton Chair in Health Management and Policy at the University of Iowa College of Public Health will receive an honorary doctorate from Friends University in recognition of his continued academic work and contributions to his field of study.

UI to award honorary degrees to two outstanding alumni during commencement celebrations

Ted Waitt and Martín-José Sepúlveda will be recognized for their success, impact on lives around the world
The University of Iowa will award honorary degrees to personal computer pioneer Ted Waitt and corporate health and wellness innovator Martín-José Sepúlveda during spring 2017 commencement exercises May 12 and 13.
graduates at commencement

University of Iowa graduates to celebrate commencement

Ceremonies begin May 11, wrap May 26
About 4,800 UI students will receive their degrees at spring 2017 commencement ceremonies, which begin May 11 with the College of Pharmacy and end on May 26 with the College of Dentistry. All other ceremonies will take place May 12–14. Read on for college-specific information, including links to live video.

Honors Brathwaite elected representative for National Black Graduate Student Association

Don Brathwaite, a graduate student in the department of epidemiology at the University of Iowa College of Public Health, was elected as the National Black Graduate Student Association (NBGSA)’s North Central Regional Representative at the organization’s 29th national conference in Charlotte, North Carolina.

UI to teach business and leadership skills to health care providers across Iowa

First program will be at Iowa Medical Society conference April 29
A new partnership among three University of Iowa colleges is training doctors in the ways of business. The Office of Healthcare Leadership Education (OHLE) will help Iowa health care providers better understand the economic forces at work in their practices.