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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

The Great Plains IDeA Clinical Translational Research (CTR) Network

Spotlight on Research at COPH – In the fall of 2016, the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program through the National Institute of General Medical Studies awarded UNMC and eight institutional affiliates a five-year research grant from the National Institutes of Health totaling nearly $20 million. The grant was to create The Great Plains IDeA Clinical Translational Research (CTR) Network with the University of Nebraska Medical Center serving as the network hub. Network institutions in Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota and Kansas collaborate to advance the… Continue Reading

NE SciFest – A Statewide Event

Public Health Community Advisory – With a mission of stimulating curiosity and exciting the minds of children and adults about the amazing world of science, the Nebraska Science Festival (“NE SciFest”) celebrated four years of outreach in April 2016 with events and activities taking place throughout Nebraska. In 2016, the NESciFest expanded its reach by: growing, with more events (from 56 in 2015 to 88), venues (36 to 48), cities (12 to16) and attendees (13,699 to 17,676). increasing content and attendance through signature events such… Continue Reading

March 29, 2017 – Integrating Public Health, Primary Care, and Cultural Sensitivity in Serving LGBTQ Populations in the District of Columbia

Raymond C Martins, MD, Senior Director of Clinical Education and Training at Whitman Walker Health, a federally qualified health center which serves a large LGBTQ population, will give a grand rounds presentation titled “Integrating Public Health, Primary Care, and Cultural Sensitivity in Serving LGBTQ Populations in the District of Columbia” on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, from noon until 1:00 pm in room 3013 at the College of Public Health. Here’s a link to Whitman Walker Health. https://www.whitman-walker.org/

March 15, 2017 – “2017-2021 State Health Improvement Plan – Opportunities for Collaboration”

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health’s Maya Chilese, PhD(c), MA, Strategic Plan Manager and Jeff Armitage, Epidemiology Surveillance Coordinator will be giving a UNMC College of Public Health Grand Rounds presentation on: 2017-2021 State Health Improvement Plan – Opportunities for Collaboration Wednesday, March 15th 12 pm to 1 pm UNMC College of Public Health – Room 3013 (Auditorium)