Gigi Chawla (MHA ’17) has been named medical director of Reach Out and Read Minnesota.
Kristen Ackert is committed to making health a human right. By using the skills she gained at SPH, Ackert’s work in tobacco policy has recently played a role in Governor Walz signing Tobacco 21 into law.
Beth Daugherty (MPH ’96) has been promoted to president of Sparrow Clinton Hospital in St. Johns, MI.
Wesley Taylor (MHA ’12) has been named CEO of Ashley Regional Medical Center in Vernal, Utah.
Chris Laszcz-Davis (MS ’73) authored a new article titled “The new world battleground with Covid-19: Challenges, partnerships, impact and business.”
The SPH Alumni Society is saddened to share the passing of Dr. Bailus Walker, Jr. (PhD ’75).
The MHA Alumni Association is saddened to share the passing of John Norton (MHA ’52).
Sara Lederman (MPH ’18) was recently interviewed on “LIVE with Kelly and Ryan” about Minnesota COVIDSitters, the organization she helped start to support medical professionals on the front lines of the pandemic.
Al Wazwaz (MHA ’16) was named chief executive officer of Kindred-Chicago-Central Hospital in Illinois.
Jared Giles (MHA ’02) has been promoted to chief executive officer at Southwest Healthcare System in Wildomar, CA.
Emily Hause (MPH ’11) was recently awarded a fellowship from the University of Minnesota that was made possible by the Arthritis Foundation.
Stephanie Yendell (DVM/MPH-PHP ’11) supervises the Health Risk Intervention Unit at the Minnesota Department of Health and runs the Lead and Healthy Homes and Toxic Free Kids programs.