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Dr. Rautiainen Focuses on Agricultural Health and Safety

Spotlight on Research at COPH “Farmer run over and pinned under rear wheel of a tractor,” “Rancher knocked down by a cow while moving cattle on ranch,” “Two workers overcome by toxic gases when pumping manure between lagoons.” These are examples of serious agricultural injuries in Nebraska last year. Agriculture is the most hazardous industry in the nation, yet we rarely hear about it in the news. If there is a major mining incident, it is front-page news worldwide—and rightly so. But while in 2010… Continue Reading

Exchange Students from National Taiwan University

Student Highlight – In January of 2011, the UNMC College of Public Health signed agreements with the College of Public Health of National Taiwan University (NTU) to promote collaboration in education and academic research. The NTU College of Public Health is a top public health academic institution in Asia. Based on the agreement, the two colleges will exchange up to three graduate or professional students each year. This fall, the first three NTU students (introduced below) are visiting and studying at UNMC. Building on the… Continue Reading

Spotlight on COPH Research

Dr. Joshi Uses Health Informatics to Address Public Health Issues Dr. Ashish Joshi is an assistant professor in the COPH Department of Health Services Research and Administration and the Center for Global Health and Development. Dr. Joshi’s research interests include global health; multifaceted technology-mediated interventions to support chronic care; and computer-mediated health education, geovisualization, and health outcomes. Dr. Joshi blends his clinical medicine training with biomedical research, public health research, and computer science and engineering research. He uses technology-mediated, multifaceted interventions to support chronic care…. Continue Reading