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College of Public Health Alumni Chapter Presents First Award

The UNMC Alumni Association College of Public Health Alumni Chapter has presented Jim Anderson, PhD, with its inaugural Spirit of Service Award. Dr. Anderson is a faculty member and associate dean in the College of Public Health. “Dr. Anderson was one of the first champions of our alumni chapter and has continued to offer his generous support throughout the past few years,” said Stephen Jackson, MPH ’06, COPH Alumni Chapter president. “We truly value Dr. Anderson’s leadership and he is certainly a deserving recipient of… Continue Reading

NAMI 2012 Walk

May is Mental Health Month Paolo del Vecchio, Acting Lead, Recovery Support Strategic Initiative, Acting Director CMHS, wrote this in a SAMHSA blog post about Mental Health Awareness Month: “May marks Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States. This is a time when we reflect on research, weigh in on prevention measures, and encourage Americans to think about and act on their mental health and wellness. The link between trauma and behavioral health (mental health and substance use) is still not universally recognized, yet… Continue Reading

APHA Region VII Second Annual MINK Conference

Region VII rounded out National Public Health Week with their second annual regional MINK conference held in Omaha, NE in cooperation with the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Public Health and the Great Plains Public Health Training Center. (MINK stands for Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas). Representatives from all four states in the region attended presentations and panel discussions about advocacy, workforce development, membership recruitment (presented by APHA Membership Development Director, Sara Miller), PHAB accreditation, and substance abuse and mental health (Laura Howard,… Continue Reading

COPH Seminar : Leadership Speaker Series with Georges C. Benjamin, MD

Georges C. Benjamin, MD, is well known in the world of public health as a leader, practitioner and administrator. Benjamin has been the Executive Director of the American Public Health Association (APHA), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of public health professionals, since December 2002. He came to that post from his position as Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Benjamin became Secretary of Health in Maryland in April 1999, following four years as its Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services…. Continue Reading