News & Events

October 22, 2014 – “Engaging Communities in Policymaking.”

Liz Baxter, MPH

College of Public Health Grand Rounds Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:00-1:00 pm MCPH 3013 “Engaging Communities in Policymaking.” Presented by Liz Baxter, MPH, Executive Director, Oregon Public Health Institute Objectives: Learn a framework for community engagement and what can be gained from actively engaging community members, patients, and stakeholders. Learn the challenges and successes of engaging communities in decision making. Identify examples where engaging communities has resulted in long lasting change. Lunch provided for first 50 attendees.  BRING YOUR OWN BEVERAGE Live video stream link* … Continue Reading

October 15, 2014, “Be Ready, It Can Happen!” & “FEMA Disaster Number: 4156 – What’s Behind the Number?”

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UNMC College of Public Health Grand Rounds Two presentations: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:00-1:00 pm MCPH 3013 “Be Ready, It Can Happen!” Mary Jo (Jodie) Thompson, Providence Medical Center Objectives: Understand the time line of events leading up to the EF4 tornado and the hospital response. Be aware of Providence Medical Center’s Incident Action Plan for response to a tornado. Evaluate lessons learned from the After Action Review and Improvement Plan and assess the need to implement changes in their own facilities.   “FEMA Disaster… Continue Reading

October 1, 2014 – “Taiwan’s National Health Insurance: Achievement and Challenges.”

Shou-Hsia Cheng, PhD

College of Public Health Grand Rounds Wednesday, October 1, 2014 12:00-1:00 pm MCPH 3013 “Taiwan’s National Health Insurance: Achievement and Challenges.” Presented by Shou-Hsia Cheng, PhD, Professor and Director; Institute of Health Policy and Management, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University Objectives: Health and health care in Taiwan: International perspectives Evolution of Taiwan’s National Health Insurance (NHI) program Achievement and challenges of Taiwan’s NHI program Lunch provided for first 50 attendees Live video stream link* Please copy and paste link into browser: rtsp://hog.unmc.edu:554/broadcast/cophlive.mp4 *Trouble… Continue Reading

September 3, 2014 – “Health 2030: The Edge of Tomorrow.”

Ali Khan, MD, MPH

College of Public Health Grand Rounds Wednesday, September 3, 2014 12:00-1:00 pm MCPH 3013 “Health 2030: The Edge of Tomorrow.” Presented by Ali Khan, MD, MPH, Dean, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center. Objectives: Describe key demographic and other population changes over the next decade. Analyze the drivers for changes in the health system over the next decade. Evaluate and implement strategies to capitalize on the changing health landscape. Lunch provided for first 50 attendees.  Bring your own beverage. Watch Video  

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The May 2014 issue marks the completion of The GroundBreaker’s third year. We hope you’ve enjoyed reading about how COPH faculty, students, and alumni are addressing a broad range of public health issues through their research, education, and service activities, and we’re looking forward to continuing to share relevant public health and COPH news with you.

Faculty Honored for Notable Achievements

Chandran Achutan, PhD

Education Highlight – On April 29, members of the College of Public Health (COPH) faculty were recognized for notable achievements at the Annual Awards Dinner. Dr. Chandran Achutan is the 2013 recipient of the College of Public Health Excellence in Teaching Award, honoring a governing faculty member whose outstanding teaching contributions facilitate the highest levels of student learning. Dr. Chandran Achutan is an associate professor in the Department of Environmental, Agricultural, and Occupational Health. He serves as the chair of the COPH Student Recruitment and… Continue Reading

Scholarship and Research Award Recipients Recognized

The Carruth J. Wagner, MD, Scholarships in Public Health Award Winners

Student Highlight – College of Public Health (COPH) students were recognized at the Annual Awards Dinner for receiving competitive scholarships funded by generous donors to the college. The Carruth J. Wagner, MD, Scholarships in Public Health recognize regularly enrolled, degree-seeking COPH students in good academic standing who clearly identify their career goals, their potential for contributions to the field of public health, and their views of public health challenges, and how their leadership in public health may meet those challenges. This year’s recipients are shown… Continue Reading