Alumni News


Robert W. Powitz, PhD '78 receives Mangold Award
Bob Powitz, who received both his MPH and PhD from the School of Public Health, was named as the 2017 recipient of the Walter S. Mangold Award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the advancement of the environmental health profession. This award is the highest honor that the National Environmental Health Association can bestow upon one if its members. 

Jena Hausmann, MHA '96
In a recent Becker's Hospital Review profile, Jena Hausmann, MHA '96, reflects on dedicating 20 years of her career to fixing a broken system. Jena is currently president and CEO of Children's Hospital Colorado.

Peter J. Veazie, PhD '03 publishes text book
Peter J. Veazie, Chief of the Division of Health Policy and Outcomes Research for the University of Rochester Medical Center recently published a new textbook, What Makes Variables Random: Probability for the Applied Researcher. Dr. Veazie received his PhD in 2003 from the School of Public Health in Health Services Research Policy & Administration.

Kathy Karsting, MPH '92 named Public Health Nurse Leader by RWJF
Kathy Karsting, RN, MPH was named a Public Health Nurse Leader by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in late 2015. As a PHNL, Karsting works with RWJF and the Culture of Health framework to improve population health, well-being and equity.

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Kelly Coleman, PhD '05 named to Medtronic's Bakken Society
Kelly Coleman, PhD '05 in environmental health, was announced as a new member of Medtronic's Bakken Society. Inclusion in the Bakken Society is the highest scientific and technical honor within Medtronic. 

David Biorn, MHA '72
David O. Biorn, MHA '72, passed away June 3, 2017 in Sioux City, Iowa. Visit David's obituary to read more about his life and career.

Lowell Vandervort, MHA '58
Lowell Vandervort, MHA '58, passed away this spring. A celebration of Lowell's life will be held on June 12, 2017 in Palm Desert, California.