University of Nebraska Medical Center

Author: COPH Staff

Working to Improve the Health and Safety of Immigrant Feedlot Workers

Spotlight on Research at COPH – Increasing numbers of Latino immigrants are working in agricultural production across the U.S., and these workers represent a significant portion of the agricultural labor force. Research has documented that agriculture and animal production can be risky business. In fact, this industry has the highest fatality rate of any industry […]

Jan 30, 2018

Antonia Correa, Dr. Kathleen Grant, Ellen Duysen, Natalia Trinidad, Dr. Gustavo Carlo, Dr. Athena Ramos, Rodrigo Gamboa, Marcela Carvajal-Suarez, Axel Fuentes)

Education needs on intimate partner violence explored

Education Highlight – On Thursday, December 7, 2014, UNMC College of Public Health graduate students Jessica Semin and Alena Skrundevskiy discussed the results of a needs assessment they oversaw designed to pinpoint education needs for health profession students on intimate partner violence (IPV). Topics included: IPV as a public health issue; the results of the […]

Dec 30, 2017

Piicture of Alena Skrundevskiy and Jessica Semin

Replication studies strengthen research and education

Spotlight on Research at COPH – Replication of scientific research is currently a hot topic in the media. Research studies have been criticized for lacking standardized procedures, insufficient documentation and misuse of statistical techniques leading to results that cannot be duplicated by other researchers. In 2015, Drs. Meza, Smith, Yu, and Luo from the Department […]

Dec 30, 2017

Morshed Alam presenting at ICASA International Conference

Tai Hoang, MPH

Alumni Highlight: Tai Hoang, MPH (Environment, Agricultural and Occupational Health, 2016) Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska Current career position: I have the great honor to serve my country in the United States Air Force while also utilizing my skill sets of healthcare and science. As a public health officer in the United States Air Force, I am […]

Dec 30, 2017

Tai Hoang, MPH

COPH Notable Mentions

COPH Notable Mentions – In the Fall 2017 semester, the following students fulfilled the requirements for the Certificate in Emergency Preparedness, Certificate in Maternal and Child Health, Certificate in Public Health, Master of Public Health, and Doctor of Philosophy. Congratulations to all the graduates, and best wishes to them in their chosen public health professions! […]

Dec 30, 2017

Undergraduates Explore Public Health at UNMC

Education Highlight –  More than 25 undergraduate students and faculty advisors representing UNMC’s Public Health Early Admissions Student Track (PHEAST) pipeline program were on campus for a combined visit and open house. Every fall, students from PHEAST partner institutions, Chadron State College (CSC), Peru State College (PSC), Wayne State College (WSC), and the University of […]

Nov 30, 2017

Emily Blanchard

Student Highlight: Emily Blanchard Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska Degree Program/Concentration:  Public Health Certificate in Maternal and Child Health What brought you to the field of public health? I’ve been working in public health and healthcare since 2002. I joined the Peace Corps after college and spent three years in El Salvador as a health education volunteer. […]

Nov 30, 2017