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March 18, 2015 – Two Presenter – “A Translation of the ‘Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregivers: Offering Useful Tools’ Intervention into a Primary Care Setting.” & “Understanding and Addressing STDs in Omaha: The Adolescent Health Project.”

UNMC College of Public Health Grand Rounds Two presentations: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 12:00-1:00 pm MCPH 3013 “A Translation of the ‘Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregivers: Offering Useful Tools’ Intervention into a Primary Care Setting.” Asia Sikora Kessler, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion, Social, & Behavioral Health College of Public Health Objectives: Understand caregiver stress and burden in contrast to non-caregivers, with specific focus and Alzheimer’s caregivers Identification of existing Alzheimer’s caregiver interventions to reduce stress and burden Results from a pilot study… Continue Reading

March 4, 2015 – “Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age: Past, Present, and Future Implications for Public Health.”

UNMC College of Public Health Grand Rounds “Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age: Past, Present, and Future Implications for Public Health.” Eric R. Buhi, MPH, PhD Associate Professor, Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science, Graduate School of Public Health Associate Director, Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age San Diego State University Wednesday, March 4, 2015 12:00-1:00 pm MCPH 3013 Objectives: At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to define human dynamics. At the end of the presentation, participants will… Continue Reading

February 18, 2015 – “Community Health Centers; Partners for Healthier Communities.”

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UNMC College of Public Health Grand Rounds “Community Health Centers; Partners for Healthier Communities.” Nancy Thompson CEO Health Center Association of Nebraska Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:00-1:00 pm MCPH 3013 Objectives: Raise awareness of the work of Community Health Centers Impact of trends and data in primary care Impact of Community Health Centers on the community Explore opportunities and challenges of the health center movement Lunch provided for first 50 attendees. BRING YOUR OWN BEVERAGE Live video stream link* Please copy and paste link into… Continue Reading

January 28, 2015 – “The Strategic Importance for Public Health of Preventing Violence Against Children”

College of Public Health Grand Rounds Maurer College of Public Health, 3013 Wednesday, January 28, 2015 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm “The Strategic Importance for Public Health of Preventing Violence Against Children.” James A. Mercy, PhD Acting Director, Division of Violence Prevention Centers for Disease Prevention and Control Objectives: 1. To describe the magnitude and nature of violence against children in the U.S. 2. To share the range of mental and physical health consequences of exposure to violence against children 3. To discuss policy and… Continue Reading

The Nebraska Ebola Method

The Nebraska Ebola Method

Education Highlight – College of Public Health faculty and staff spearheaded the launch of free Ebola online courses, in association with Apple, available on both iTunes and Moodle. One course is directed at clinicians, while the other course is for lay audiences and available in both English and Spanish.  Developed in collaboration with University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) faculty and its primary clinical partner, Nebraska Medicine, “The Nebraska Ebola Method for Clinicians” and “The Nebraska Ebola Method for General Public” provide online instruction and… Continue Reading

Harpriya Kaur

Harpriya Kaur

Student Highlight – Harpriya Kaur is a PhD Epidemiology student. What brought you to public health? My curious nature to understand the cause of disease occurrence, and a strong passion for helping those in need, brought me to this field. Public health is a perfect combination of both. My research interests include infectious diseases, cancer, global health, and occupational health. Currently, I am working on research focusing on HPV in vulnerable populations. What do you like most about COPH? Its close relation with Medical Center… Continue Reading

Derry Stover, MPH

Derry Stover, MPH

Alumni Highlight  – Derry Stover Hometown: Kearney, NE Year graduated from our program: 2010 Degree and concentration: MPH–Environmental and Occupational Health Current career position: I serve as an epidemiologist and program manager for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ Occupational Safety and Health Surveillance Program. I work to improve the health and safety of Nebraska’s workforce through something we call “Putting Data to Work,” which involves using occupational health and safety data to track trends of injuries and illnesses and to develop recommendations… Continue Reading