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Dec 15, 2014 – “Getting to the End Game on Tobacco: A Novel Environmental Approach”

UNMC College of Public Health Grand Rounds “Getting to the End Game on Tobacco: A Novel Environmental Approach” Thomas E. Novotny, MD MPH Professor of Global Health Co-director, Joint SDSU/UCSD PhD Program in Global Health Associate Director for Border and Global Health Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University Monday, December 15, 2014 12:00-1:00 pm MCPH 2001 Objectives Evaluate the current global tobacco control architecture: approaches, successes, and failures. Re-frame tobacco use as a full-service environmental problem needing novel solutions. Describe the scientific… Continue Reading

Dec 3, 2014 “New York State’s Cardiac Registries: History, Uses, Impact, and Limitations.”

UNMC College of Public Health Grand Rounds “New York State’s Cardiac Registries:  History, Uses, Impact, and Limitations.” Edward L. Hannan, PhD Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean Emeritus of Health Policy, Management and Behavior at the School of Public Health, State University of New York, University at Albany Wednesday, December 3, 2014 10:00-11:00 am MCPH 3013 Dr. Hannan holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, and M.S. degrees in Operations Research and in Mathematics.  He has previously taught quantitative methods in business schools and… Continue Reading

Nov 19, 2014 – “Leveraging Data for Quality Improvement and Outcomes and Comparative Effectiveness Research” & “An Overview of Economic Evaluation in Public Health.”

UNMC College of Public Health Grand Rounds Two presentations: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:00-1:00 pm MCPH 3013 “ Leveraging Data for Quality Improvement and Outcomes and Comparative Effectiveness Research.” Preethy Nayar, MBBS, MS, MPhil, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Health Services Research and Administration College of Public Health Objectives: To describe the use of organizational level data in performance evaluation of health care organizations. To describe the use of patient level and organizational level data in Quality Improvement and Outcomes and Comparative Effectiveness Research. “An… Continue Reading

Nov 5, 2014 – “Occupational Factors in Coccidioidomycosis, Hantavirus, Coronavirus, Avian Influenza, and other Emerging Pathogens”

“Occupational Factors in Coccidioidomycosis, Hantavirus, Coronavirus, Avian Influenza, and other Emerging Pathogens.” Jason Wilken, PhD CDC Career Epidemiology Field Officer, detailed to the California Department of Public Health Wednesday, November 5, 2014 12:00-1:00 pm MCPH 3013 Objectives: Understand the issues in determining work-associated contributions to the incidence of coccidioidomycosis. Identify modifiable work-associated exposures to infectious diseases such as coccidioidomycosis. Differentiate between work-associated and community-associated exposures for endemic infectious diseases. Watch Recording

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. Watch Recording

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 Watch Recording