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May 12, 2010

At A Glance

UI College of Public Health to honor three outstanding alumni

The University of Iowa College of Public Health has selected three past graduates to receive 2010 Outstanding Alumni Awards.

Laura Beane Freeman received an master's degree in preventive medicine in 1999 and a doctorate in epidemiology in 2003. She is an investigator with the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md.

Christina Freese-Decker earned master's degrees in health administration and industrial engineering in 2002. She is vice president, system strategic planning and development, and executive director, Regional Hospital Network, at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Frank Lisella received a doctorate in preventive medicine and environmental health in 1970. His distinguished career in public health practice spans more than 50 years, primarily at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Ga.

The awards will be presented at the college's annual honors ceremony May 14. More information is available at


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