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Nebraska Opens New Center for Health Policy

In March, the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health established a new Center for Health Policy. The center will focus on policy solutions that improve the health of Nebraskans, and it will analyze policies ranging from healthcare reform to distracted and impaired driving laws.  

Ira f Combs receives Outstanding Award

Ira Combs was awarded the Whitney M. Young Award at the Mid-America Council Annual Recognition Luncheon on April 19, 2012, held at the Scott Conference Center. The purpose of the Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award is to recognize outstanding service by an adult individual or an organization for demonstrated involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting  opportunities for youth from rural or low-income urban backgrounds – this is in fulfillment of Dr. Young’s dream of just and equality for all. Ira F. Combs… Continue Reading

COPH Grand Rounds ”The Other ‘P-Value’: Paternal Involvement in Pregnancy Outcomes”

UNMC College of Public Health Grand Rounds ”The Other ‘P-Value’: Paternal Involvement in Pregnancy Outcomes” Jermane Bond, PhD Director, Commission on Paternal Involvement in Pregnancy Outcomes Research Scientist, Health Policy Institute, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Noon-1:00 pm MCPH 3013 Lunch provided for first 40 attendees  

New Center for Health Policy Approved

Health care reform, distracted and impaired driving laws and strategies to increase the size of the health care workforce are samples of policies that will be researched and analyzed in UNMC’s new Center for Health Policy. The center, approved Friday by the University of Nebraska Board of Regents, will serve as a bridge between academic health researchers, state and local government, health care organizations and community leaders to help shape health policy decisions. The center will become the premier resource for leaders who seek policy… Continue Reading

UNMC College of Public Health achieves national accreditation

Also receives $7.6 million to establish two centers to improve health of rural Nebraskans. The University of Nebraska Medical Center’s newest college – the College of Public Health – has been granted accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) and now is a full member of the Association of Schools of Public Health.     The accreditation, announced today by UNMC Chancellor Harold M. Maurer, M.D., comes just five months after the college moved into its new $15 million building that was named for… Continue Reading

Four public health projects receive dean’s grants

by Elizabeth Kumru, UNMC public relations Four public health projects received start-up money from the Mutual Fund, a new program created in the UNMC College of Public Health with funding from Dean Ayman El-Mohandes, M.B.B.Ch., M.D., M.P.H. The $10,000, one-year grants are designed to stimulate collaboration between College of Public Health faculty and community partners to address existing and emerging public health concerns. “These start-up funds encourage meaningful and mutually beneficial initiatives to advance community health and well-being through trustworthy relationships between academia and the… Continue Reading