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Diptee Ojha

Student Highlight – Diptee Ojha is a PhD candidate in the Health Services Research, Administration, and Policy program in the Department of Health Services Research and Administration. She is originally from Kathmandu, Nepal. Diptee has  an undergraduate degree in dentistry from India and an MBA in health care management from Bellevue University. She currently lives in Omaha with her husband, Kush, and her six year old mutt, Layla. Diptee’s introduction to the world of public health came in a class that she took while in… Continue Reading

Fang Qiu

Student Highlight – Fang Qiu is a PhD student in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Public Health. She entered the PhD program on a part-time basis, and has now finished the first year of her doctoral program.  She is originally from ZaoZhuang, a small city in China. After obtaining a master’s degree in statistics, Fang started to work for UNMC as a full-time statistical coordinator. She works collaboratively with investigators across the UNMC campus on experiment… Continue Reading

Timothy “Jesse” Davy

Student Highlight – Jesse Davy is an MPH student in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Public Health (COPH). Jesse is originally from Norfolk, Nebraska, and completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Jesse and his wife Michel have three children—Hudson, Isabella, and Story Lee (ages 8, 4, and 1, respectively). In 2007, Jesse became aware of the rise in sexual trafficking of underage teens, and through a variety of avenues, discovered the need for… Continue Reading

Patty Scholting, MPAS, PA-C

Student Highlight – Patty Scholting is a student in the UNMC College of Public Health (COPH) Master of Public Health program with a concentration in Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC).  She entered the MPH program on a part-time basis in the fall of 2008.  With her course work complete, she is now turning her attention toward developing her service-learning/capstone project. Patty expects to graduate in 2014. Patty is currently on the faculty at UNMC in the Physician Assistant program. She is an assistant professor and… Continue Reading

Caryn Vincent

Student Highlight – Caryn Vincent is an MPH student in the maternal and child Health concentration. She is from York, Nebraska. She has a bachelor of science degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in psychobiology, with a minor in public health. Caryn is also the current president of the College of Public Health Student Association. Caryn first became interested in public health while participating in the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program at UNMC. Through this program she was introduced to issues of… Continue Reading

Oyewale Shiyanbola

Student Highlight – Oyewale Shiyanbola is a doctoral student in the department of Health Services Research and Administration. He is from Southwestern Nigeria and completed his MPH in Public Health Administration at the UNMC College of Public Health. He has a medical degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and has worked as a general medical practitioner in both urban and rural settings. His work with rural populations in Nigeria stimulated his interest in public health. The impact of preventive services in maintaining a healthy… Continue Reading