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Zoumana Isaac Traore

Zoumana Isaac Traore

Student Highlight – Zoumana Isaac Traore Hometown: Bamako, Mali Degree program/concentration– Master of Science in Emergency Preparedness What brought you to the field of public health? I experienced a lot of health concerns (Malaria, intestinal worm, varicella, etc.) during my childhood, which seriously impacted me. In my country, I have witnessed many avoidable deaths, including family members and friends due to people’s behaviors and attitudes toward vaccination. Disasters such as drought, flooding, and tornadoes frequently strike my country. I have also witnessed the contamination of… Continue Reading

Adolescent Health Project Aims to Make Community-Wide Impact

Melissa Tibbits, PhD

Public Health Community Advisory – Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are an ongoing, significant problem in Douglas County. Since 1998, rates of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea in Douglas County have been substantially higher than state and national rates. There is also significant age and racial/ethnic disparities in STD rates in Douglas County. Youth ages 15-24 have the highest STD rates of all age groups, and STD rates are 10 times higher for African Americans than for Whites. Given the potential for serious and long-term complications from Chlamydia and Gonorrhea, including… Continue Reading

World AIDS Day – Celebrate, Reflect & Support

World AIDS Day

Public Health Practice – December 1st is World AIDS Day, a day to show support for those living with HIV, honor those who have died, and unite in our collective efforts against this disease. While remarkable progress has been made in the fight against HIV/AIDS, much work still remains, particularly in sub-populations for whom incidence rates are on the rise. The College of Public Health encourages you to take time this year on World AIDS Day to learn, celebrate, reflect, and get involved. Visit the… Continue Reading

Students, Faculty and Alumni Recognized at APHA Annual Meeting

Armando De Alba Rosales, MD, MPH (left)

COPH Notable Mentions – At this year’s APHA Annual Meeting in Chicago there were 69 presentations featuring research and practice taking place in Nebraska, with almost all of these presentations having a connection to UNMC COPH. We are extremely proud of all of our students, faculty, alumni and partners who shared their work via these poster and oral presentations! The following COPH Students and Faculty were award recipients. Congratulations to each of you! Armando De Alba Rosales, MPH Alumni and Faculty in Health Promotion Social and Behavioral Health Sciences Department (Shown in picture above (left) receiving his award for the section chair)… Continue Reading

Dodoma, Tanzania May 2015

Here are some pictures. We are teaching V Scan  ultrasound to our colleagues, and you will see that we are preparing for a Rheumatic Heart Disease screening project, because of the high prevalence of RHD and severe consequences for children and adults. I will be working with cardiologist, and with two of my MPH colleagues to accomplish this outreach project for all presenting pregnant patients in 3 out of the 7 districts here, randomly of course! ha! Little babies were scanned at the Dodoma General Hospital. We were scanning after requested… Continue Reading

Applied Epidemiology: A new course taught by Danstan Bagenda, PhD

Danstan Bagenda, PhD

Education Highlight –Danstan Bagenda, PhD joined the UNMC Department of Epidemiology as a faculty member in 2015. Dr. Bagenda is a Uganda native with a PhD in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control from Johns Hopkins University, and a Master of Science in Biostatistics from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). He has been teaching medical students since 1989, using research methodologies to help improve the quality of patient care. Dr. Bagenda has also taught MPH classes in Public Health Nutrition, and Health Services,… Continue Reading

Theresa Tonozzi, MPH

Theresa Tonozzi, MPH

Alumni Highlight – Theresa Tonozzi, MPH Hometown: Glenwood Springs, Colorado Graduated: 2013 Master of Public Health, Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health Current position: I currently work for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) which is the federal agency devoted to conducting research and providing recommendations to prevent work-related injury and illness. I have been researching work-related injuries among minority populations in the U.S. I have greatly enhanced my skills in epidemiologic practices, encompassing the phases from data analysis to results dissemination. A… Continue Reading