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Salomon Compaore, MD, MPH

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Alumni Highlight: Salomon Compaore, MD, MPH Hometown: Niaogho, Burkina Faso Current career position: After working for a year with the Nebraska DHHS as a Project Coordinator for the Nebraska Immunization Information System (NESIIS) and as an Epidemiologist with the Southern Nevada Health District, I currently fill a managerial position with the Center Region Health Directorate in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. I head the Office of Disease Control and the Protection of Specific Groups. In collaboration with local and international partners such as Pathfinder, CDC, and Jhpiego,… Continue Reading

College of Public Health Attends WHO Meeting of Global Partners in Geneva

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Public Health Practice – Thanks to Dean Ali Khan, The College of Public Health is one of 200 global partners in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Outbreak and Alert Response Network (GOARN). Although he has deployed to Sierra Leone for the West African Ebola Outbreak, and to Bangladesh for a Diphtheria outbreak, Dr. Khan will be joined by a full team of UNMC faculty and staff who will be trained by WHO to respond to infectious disease outbreaks in the future. The College of… Continue Reading

March 30, 2018 – “Effective Scalable Community Health Worker Programs”

Presented by – College of public health | Center for reducing health disparities Effective Scalable Community Health Worker Programs Shreya Kangovi, MD, MSHP Assistant Professor, Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania Dr. Shreya Kangovi is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, and Executive Director of the Penn Center for Community Health Workers.  Her work sheds light on the perspectives of low-income patients on health and healthcare utilization, and she is a leading expert on improving population health… Continue Reading

March 7, 2018 – ”Listen to My Story”

”Listen to My Story” Listen to My Story is a creative dissemination of a qualitative study on community violence entitled, Listen to My Story: Perspectives of African-American Mothers and Male Offenders on Violence in Omaha, NE. Through this theatrical presentation, the narrator will incorporate his personal feelings and emotions experienced while conducting this study. The audience will listen in captivation as local artists give creative spirit, energy and life to the real-life stories of individuals, which will shed light on the context behind community violence… Continue Reading

February 28, 2018 – “Redefining Aging: Emerging Strategies for elder populations”

Sponsored By: UNMC | College of Public Health February 28, 2018 – “Redefining Aging: Emerging Strategies for elder populations” Molly Carpenter, M.A. Director of Business and Academic Research Home Instead Senior Care Volunteer Faculty – UNMC When & Where Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018, 12:00 – 1:00 PM Maurer Center for Public Health Room 3013 Live Stream at : Objectives: Review and discuss current aging reality and projections Discover ways to redefine aging and create a new reality Determine opportunities for collaboration Lunch available for… Continue Reading

February 7, 2018 – EPI in Action: Responding to an Outbreak Rohingya Crisis Response Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

PRESENTED BY Ali S. Khan, MD, MPH RETIRED ASSISTANT SURGEON GENERAL, USPHS DEAN AND PROFESSOR COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH Dean Ali S. Khan will describe his deployment with the world health organization (WHO) to lead their epidemiology activities in Bangladesh to address the critical health issues of the Rohingya community that were forcibly displaced from Myanmar by genocide. While initially deployed to address a diphtheria outbreak the very dynamic and evolving health crisis soon required new activities for measles, mumps, cholera and other epidemic prone… Continue Reading

Anthony Blake 

Anthony Blake

Student Highlight:  Anthony Blake  Hometown: Originally born in Phoenix Arizona, but moved to Omaha in 1994.   Degree and concentration: Masters of Public Health, Environmental & Occupational Health concentration  What brought you to the field of public health? I have always had a passion for helping others, and I feel that the field of public health is going to allow me to do that on a grand scale. Additionally, it allows me to continue my education and passion for the sciences.   What do you like most… Continue Reading