Green and Gilchrist

Charles Green, Assistant Vice President of Public Safety

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa 52240

Phone: (319) 335-5026




Charles Green is the Assistant Vice President for Public Safety at the University of Iowa.  Mr. Green has served as a safety and security professional for over 20 years.  Prior to this position, he was Director of Security at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.


Charles Green leads the Department of Public Safety in its mission to offers various public safety services in support of the University of Iowa's goal to provide an atmosphere that promotes quality education, research and services, while providing a reasonable degree of safety and security to the University community. Public Safety fulfills this role through education, training, law enforcement, crime prevention, and crisis intervention. These services are dispensed by trained and experienced professionals who at all times will respect and safeguard the dignity and rights of the entire University of Iowa community.


Mary Gilchrist, Ph. D

Director of Hygienic Laboratory

University of Iowa Oakdale Campus

Oakdale, Iowa 52319

Phone: (319) 355-4500



Dr. Gilchrist directs the State of Iowa Hygienic Laboratories.  She is the current President of the Association of Public Health Laboratories.  In addition, she serves as an advisor to Tommy Thompson, the Secretary of Health and Human Services. 


In 1991 Dr. Gilchrist was involved with bioterrorism response during the Persian Gulf War, serving as the chief of microbiology for training in the Veterans Administration.  In 1998 she began to work to help the CDC plan for bioterrorism response and is the chief architect of the Laboratory Response Network.  She testified before the subcommittee on public health (Frist & Kennedy) regarding concerns about antibiotic resistance and terrorism.  She directs the University Hygienic Laboratory and is President of the Association of Public Health Laboratories.  She is a genealogist and draws from the history of her ancestry to provide inspiration that we all carry the resilience of our ancestors, the “true grit” that will allow us to persevere through the coming challenges.



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