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APEx student recognized locally for work on emergency preparedness projects

Simulation: Patient evacuation from Shoshone River, Wyoming.

Online Applied Practice Experience (APEx) student, Elise Lowe, MD, has been recognized in her community for work related to her APEx project. Elise was featured by the local news in Cody, Wyo. where she is working in the community on her project focused on emergency preparedness. For the project, Elise is working with the Emergency Preparedness Director at the local hospital, the Park County Emergency Manager, the Park County Public health Response Coordinator and Search and Rescue. The project includes both tabletop and full-scale exercises designed… Continue Reading

Child Health Research Institute to hold mini-research summit in mid-July

The Child Health Research Institute is hosting the Health Services, Policy & Population Health mini-research summit from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. on July 19. To register for the mini-summit click here. The mini-summit will feature a panel discussion on emerging trends in public health featuring: Ryan Cameron, Ed.D., Vice President, Technology & Innovation, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center LaShaune Johnson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Clinical Research and Public Health, Creighton University Nancy Williams, President/CEO, No More Empty Pots Health Services, Policy & Population Health area of… Continue Reading

Nebraskans recognized as defenders of public health with inaugural award

2022 Nebraska Public Health Defender Award recipients

Two Nebraskans have been recognized with the 2022 Public Health Defender Award. The award, in its inaugural year, recognizes rising public health practice leaders who exemplify an unwavering commitment to health equity and social justice, and have spoken truth to power. Through demonstrated leadership, they are creating conditions for all communities to be healthy and thrive. The Nebraska Public Health Defender Award is in honor of Dr. Magda Peck and Dr. James Anderson, who championed and defended the public’s health in Nebraska for over 20… Continue Reading

Data collection continues as halfway point reached in malaria project

College of Public Health Department of Epidemiology Assistant Professor, Abraham Mengist, PhD, is continuing data collection in Ethiopia as part of a two-year malaria project. The project is a collaboration with researchers from Addis Ababa University and is investigating the impact of repeated anthelminthic treatment on the Epidemiology and clinical outcomes of malaria, anemia, undernutrition, and academic performance of children.  Speaking of the project, Dr. Mengist said, “we are conducting a randomized trial among school-age children in Ethiopia, where some are treated with Albendazole (400mg)… Continue Reading

Awards presented at College of Public Health convocation

Students and faculty receiving awards

Faculty and student awards were presented at the College of Public Health’s convocation held May 4. The following College of Public Health faculty members and students were honored: Excellence in Teaching Award: Lorena Baccaglini, D.D.S., Ph.D., associate professor, epidemiology, for her ability to break down and teach complex statistical concepts with humor and enthusiasm. Carruth J. Wagner, M.D., Faculty Prize in Public Health: Fernando Wilson, Ph.D., acting director and associate professor, Center for Health Policy, for his contribution to the recent closing of liquor stores… Continue Reading

COPH Notable Mentions

COPH Notable Mentions – In the Spring 2018 semester, the following students fulfilled the requirements for Certificate in Public Health, Certificate in Community Oriented Primary Care, Master of Public Health, Master of Science in Emergency Preparedness and Doctor of Philosophy. Congratulations to all these graduating students, and best wishes to them in their chosen Public Health professions! Certificate in Public Health Mariam Taiwo Certificate in Community Oriented Primary Care Margaret Rubin Master of Public Health Graduates & Capstone Project Carling Adams (EPI) – Development of… Continue Reading

College Helps Qatar Prepare for 2022 World Cup

Boats and buildings in Doha, Qatar

Education Highlight – Successful health security is about partnerships in a shrinking global arena. We are fortunate to have a Dean that is well connected to the global preparedness network. In late 2016 Dean Khan asked the Center for Preparedness Education (in the College of Public Health) to represent him for the planning of a workshop to be hosted in Doha, Qatar. Drs. Sharon Medcalf, Ted Cieslak, and Elayne Saejung worked with Qatar’s National Committee for the Prohibition of Weapons of Mass Destruction, to design… Continue Reading

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