National Public Health Week is Here!

National Public Health Week 2014 has officially begun! 2014 marks the fourth year the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health Student Association will coordinate campus and community events in an effort to raise awareness about the critical role public health and prevention play in keeping communities healthy during National Public Health Week.  For this year’s theme, “Public Health: Start Here,” students have planned events that celebrate public health in different contexts. Join us today for a healthy cooking demonstration with help from Cooking Matters Omaha.

Public health starts at home. From family nutrition and maternal health to safety precautions and disaster preparedness, the first step the community takes toward public health are in the comfort of their own home. Empower your community to take action at home through better meal planning, conducting safety upgrades and preparing for emergencies. Learn more and participate in National Public Health Week at

The week’s events were also featured in the ASPPH Friday letter:


Conference Opportunity: Western Regional Epidemiology Network (WREN)

 Dear COPH students,

The Western Regional Epidemiology Network (WREN) conference is just around the corner – Thursday, May 22nd, 2014.  WREN is celebrating 32 years of annual meetings this year! 


Please pre-register by filling out the registration form at  Webinar and other information will be sent only to pre-registered attendees.

We are looking forward to your abstracts on the topics of environmental and occupational health, chronic disease prevention, injury control, toxicology, and emergency preparedness.  Please pre-register and submit your abstracts at

Abstract due date:  March 31st.

Attached is a call-for-abstracts flyer, WREN2014_announcement please feel free to share with your colleagues.

Additional information about WREN and previous years presentations are available at