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Jenny Sharrick, MPH (MCH, 2016)

Alumni Highlight: Jenny Sharrick, MPH (MCH, 2016) Hometown: Hastings, Nebraska Current career position: Jenny Sharrick’s journey towards a career in public health was accidental and unexpected. Growing up in Hastings, Nebraska she worked on health promotion in areas of food insecurity, poverty, sexual health and hearing health, but formal training was never something she had considered. Jenny began her time at COPH with the Maternal and Child Health certificate program and eventually graduated in December 2016 with an MPH in Maternal and Child Health. She… Continue Reading

COPH Aims to Make an Impact with Innovative Research in Four Strategic Areas

Spotlight on Research at COPH –  In 2014, the COPH launched a collaborative strategic planning process with participation and input from faculty, professional staff, students, alumni, and community partners. Through this process four priority areas were identified, for which the College will be recognized as world leaders and which support the College’s overarching goal to make Nebraska the healthiest and most equitable state by 2020. To help achieve goals in each of the priority areas, Dean Ali Khan provided Innovation Funds for competitive research projects… Continue Reading

Race, Inclusion, Diversity & Equity (RIDE) Initiative

Public Health Community Advisory – The Race, Inclusion, Diversity & Equity (RIDE) Initiative was created by Renaisa S. Anthony, MD, MPH, Deputy Director of the Center for Reducing Health Disparities and Assistant Professor in the College of Public Health. Providing support for the RIDE Initiative are co-investigators, Todd Wyatt, Ph.D., Professor in the Colleges of Public Health and Medicine and Chad Abresh, M.Ed., Executive Director of CityMatch. The trio successfully competed for and received grant funding from the College of Public Health Innovation Fund in February… Continue Reading

Martha Goedert’s diary, December, 2016

“Showing up’ is the first step to a successful water and food security project. In Hinche Haiti, over the last 11 years, the Goederts’ report that showing up starts with “hearing our names called out by friends upon our arrival”. Americans may not be accustomed to having loved ones waiting at arrival gates; but in Haiti this is the first reminder that relationships are the foundation of all projects.   This story serves to honor Haitian and American partners challenged to create solutions to food… Continue Reading

Jan 13 – “Public Health and Tribal Communities”

College of Public Health Grand Rounds Jan 13 – “Public Health and Tribal Communities” Wehnona Stabler, MPH Chief Executive Officer Carl T. Curtis Health Education Center Omaha Tribe of Nebraska Watch Live Online Here When : Jan 13. 2007 – Noon – 1:00 PM Where : Maurer Center for Public Health – Room 3013  

Jan 11 – “Healthcare Quality: 21st Century Challenges and Opportunities”

College of Public Health Grand Rounds “Healthcare Quality: 21st Century Challenges and Opportunities” Michael Bell, MD Deputy Director Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Watch Live When : Jan 11, 2017 from Noon – 1:00pm Where : Maurer Center for Public Health, Room 3013, UNMC College of Public Health

Bringing Interprofessional Education (IPE) to Life for Public Health Students

Education Highlight – Shifts in healthcare delivery, toward a patient-centered, collaborative model, depend upon a high-functioning, multidisciplinary health team. In response to these trends, academic institutions have been developing approaches to Interprofessional Education (IPE), so that students are prepared to work effectively in a team environment. In fact, all academic accrediting bodies for major health professions’ education, including public health, now mandate IPE training. UNMC has been at the forefront of IPE, holding biannual IPE days for all students across campus since 2008, and helped… Continue Reading