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Jim Stimpson, PhD

Faculty Highlight – Jim P. Stimpson, PhD, is the founding director of the UNMC Center for Health Policy, a tenured associate professor, and Graduate Program director in the Department of Health Services Research and Administration at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His disciplinary background is sociology, with specific training and expertise in health policy analysis and evaluation, advanced statistical analyses, and translating empirical research results to stakeholders. The focus of his research is on social influences of population health and inequalities, and he conducts… Continue Reading

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

Nicole Carritt, MPH (Health Administration, 2006)

Alumni Highlight –Nicole Carritt graduated from the UNMC College of Public Health (COPH) with a Master of Public Health in Health Administration in 2006. Hometown – Missouri Valley, IA Current career position: I currently serve as the executive director of Project Extra Mile, a statewide nonprofit organization in Nebraska that works to prevent underage drinking, youth access to alcohol, and the related harms in the state. Community organizing is the foundation to our efforts. Our organization focuses our work on policy initiatives, enforcement collaborations, media… Continue Reading

Two COPH Students Receive Best Poster Awards at the 2013 Student Research Day

Spotlight on Research at COPH – Kelli Gruber, an MPH student in the epidemiology concentration, received the best poster award for her poster titled “Minimally Invasive Surgery for Colon Cancer.” In her poster summary, Kelli noted the following: “Colorectal cancer (CRC) is ranked third for cancer incidence and mortality in the United States. In fact, mortality from CRC is higher in the Midwestern states than in other parts of the country, which could be attributed to the large number of rural communities in the Midwest…. Continue Reading

Family Dining

Public Health Community Advisory – Families in Omaha are answering a call to action: cook and eat more meals at home together. Sponsored through community collaborations, The Family Dining Challenge aims to support families to be healthier together through shared meals. Why Family Dining? As described by Marino and Butkus, family meals benefit children even beyond healthy eating.[1] Children who eat more family meals have: Better Nutrition: This includes higher intake of fruits, vegetables, vitamins, and key nutrients (e.g., fiber), less intake of high-fat foods… Continue Reading

Fall 2013 MPH Graduates

Public Health Practice – In the fall 2013 semester, the following students completed their Service Learning/Capstone Experience to fulfill the requirements of the professional degree, Master of Public Health, at the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Congratulations to these professional students! Best wishes to them all in their chosen profession of public health. Mulele Kalima Geographical Distribution and Factors Related to Late Stage at Diagnosis: Analysis of Cervical Cancer in Zambia, 2007 – 2012 Veenu Minhas Clostridium difficile Infection… Continue Reading