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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

Four public health projects receive dean’s grants

by Elizabeth Kumru, UNMC public relations Four public health projects received start-up money from the Mutual Fund, a new program created in the UNMC College of Public Health with funding from Dean Ayman El-Mohandes, M.B.B.Ch., M.D., M.P.H. The $10,000, one-year grants are designed to stimulate collaboration between College of Public Health faculty and community partners to address existing and emerging public health concerns. “These start-up funds encourage meaningful and mutually beneficial initiatives to advance community health and well-being through trustworthy relationships between academia and the… Continue Reading