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Suzanne and Ward Chambers Global Health Fellowship

Kushal Karan, M.D.

Education Highlight – The Chambers’ Global Health Fellowship provides support for UNMC students interested in conducting population health research overseas in qualified countries (countries without U.S. State Department travel restrictions). The fellowship is particularly interested in projects with: a compelling, focused topic with well-defined aims and methods applicants who have passionate motivation to impact the pursuit of health globally, across and within health disciplines. The Fellowship includes 4-6 weeks of global site work, with an additional 4 to 6 weeks dedicated to preparation for the… Continue Reading

Marisa Rosen, MPH

Marisa Rosen, MPH

Student Highlight: Marisa Rosen, MPH Hometown: Chapel Hill, North Carolina Degree Program/Concentration: Ph.D. in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research What brought you to the field of public health? I came to public health in a roundabout way. When I was an undergrad at the University of Delaware, I had the intention of studying both International Relations and Pre-Med so I could ultimately work for Doctors Without Borders. Those plans quickly changed after my first semester of calculus! Instead of both degrees, I decided to… Continue Reading

UNMC College of Public Health was proud to host child vision screenings for the second year in a row.

Childrne holding new eyeglasses

Public Health Practice –  The UNMC College of Public Health was proud to host child vision screenings for the second year in a row. This year’s screenings, provided by OneSight and coordinated by Omaha’s Child Vision Collaborative http://www.buildinghealthyfutures.org/child-vision-collaborative/ reached 637 students from Omaha Public Schools. The OneSight Vision Van event was held March 20-24 at UNMC’s College of Public Health. This event gave prescreened Omaha Public Schools students the opportunity to have comprehensive eye examinations provided free of charge. OneSight representatives, Omaha’s Child Vision Collaborative members, and… Continue Reading

2017 Chambers’ Global Fellows

Chambers’ Global Fellows have summer 2017 travel plans set. Fellows are coordinating IRB applications for their sponsoring and their sending institutions and considering details related to fellowship success. Lists are prepared: field equipment collected, data collection instruments and analysis of data are ready, along with yellow cards, Visa’s, MOU’s and malaria prophylaxes. Four to six-week intensive summer fellowship in global population health care settings brings to each fellow, the promise of professional and personal growth. This experience provides an opportunity to co-create research capacity internationally… Continue Reading

April 12, 2017 – Warren Berggren: University of Nebraska Graduate Who Became a Global Health Pioneer

Henry Perry, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health presents Warren Berggren: University of Nebraska Graduate Who Became a Global Health Pioneer Award-winning physician, sociologist, anthropologist, and educator Henry Perry has three decades of experience managing and evaluating health programs in developing countries. The founder of Curamericas Global, Dr. Perry has authored over 100 publications and is a strong proponent of community-based approaches to health improvement. The Berggren lectureship was endowed by Carol Swarts, M.D. (UNMC 1959) to honor the work… Continue Reading

April 5, 2017 – The Relationship between Trauma, Mental Health, and Violence in Omaha: Findings from Research and Practice

Melissa Tibbits, PhD, UNMC College of Public Health, will give a grand rounds presentation titled “The Relationship between Trauma, Mental Health, and Violence in Omaha: Findings from Research and Practice” on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm in room 3013, at the College of Public Health. Additional speakers to join Dr. Tibbits are: Cecelia Creighton, MA Executive Director, YouTurn Doris Moore, MS, NCC, CPC, LIMHP CEO Center for Holistic Development, Inc. Donna Polk, PhD, MA, LMHP CEO Nebraska Urban Indian Health… Continue Reading

Janelle J. Jacobson, PhD

Janelle J. Jacobson, PhD

Alumni Highlight- Janelle J. Jacobson, PhD in Health Services Research, Administration and Policy (2014) Hometown: Badger, Iowa Current career position: I am Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator, State University of New York at Potsdam. While at SUNY Potsdam, I have played an integral role in the development and implementation of a new Masters of Science in Community Health degree program. I have also had the opportunity to guide our students through their professional project experience, which has been a very rewarding experience. This position… Continue Reading