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Electronic Health Record Chief Compliant Field Length and Syndromic Survellance of Influenza-Like illness – Nebraska, 2015

UNMC College of Public Health Grand Rounds Electronic Health Record Chief Compliant Field Length and Syndromic Surveillance of Influenza-Like illness – Nebraska, 2015 Objectives : Assess the accuracy of ESSENCE for influenza-like illness detection from two different facilities using different electronic health records To consider ways to improve detection of influenza-like illness Presented by Caitlin Pedati, MD, MPH Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer Center for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Public Health Nebraska Dept. of Health & Human Services When : Wednesday, March 8, 2017…. Continue Reading

College of Public Health Offers Courses at Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department

Education Highlight – The changing public health landscape creates several new challenges and opportunities for local and state health departments. To take advantage of some of these new opportunities, many departments are placing a greater emphasis on community and strategic planning, analyzing new data, focusing more on quality improvement and performance management, and forming collaborative partnerships to improve population health outcomes. However, these changes have forced local and state health agencies to reassess the skills and competencies of their public health workforce.  Knowing this the… Continue Reading

Olugbadero Yerokun-Houessou, MSc

Student Highlight: Olugbadero Yerokun-Houessou, MSc Hometown: Lusaka, Zambia Degree Program/Concentration: Master of Public Health, Health Policy concentration What brought you to the field of public health? I have always enjoyed molecular science and trained to become both an HIV and cancer researcher. I worked as a research scientist in the HIV drug resistance department at the Center for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) for a little over a year, and this was my first real exposure to a combination of molecular science and population-based… Continue Reading

FAMILY, Inc.

Public Health Practice – For children to achieve academically, they must be prepared to enter school. FAMILY, Inc. was founded in 1991 upon the principle that school readiness could be achieved by partnering with parents during the critical early years of life to equip parents with the skills they need to prepare their child for formal education. To comprehensively address the challenges children were experiencing it was determined that the curriculum would need to include a focus on the physical and social-emotional needs of the… Continue Reading

Jenny Sharrick, MPH (MCH, 2016)

Alumni Highlight: Jenny Sharrick, MPH (MCH, 2016) Hometown: Hastings, Nebraska Current career position: Jenny Sharrick’s journey towards a career in public health was accidental and unexpected. Growing up in Hastings, Nebraska she worked on health promotion in areas of food insecurity, poverty, sexual health and hearing health, but formal training was never something she had considered. Jenny began her time at COPH with the Maternal and Child Health certificate program and eventually graduated in December 2016 with an MPH in Maternal and Child Health. She… Continue Reading

COPH Aims to Make an Impact with Innovative Research in Four Strategic Areas

Spotlight on Research at COPH –  In 2014, the COPH launched a collaborative strategic planning process with participation and input from faculty, professional staff, students, alumni, and community partners. Through this process four priority areas were identified, for which the College will be recognized as world leaders and which support the College’s overarching goal to make Nebraska the healthiest and most equitable state by 2020. To help achieve goals in each of the priority areas, Dean Ali Khan provided Innovation Funds for competitive research projects… Continue Reading

Race, Inclusion, Diversity & Equity (RIDE) Initiative

Public Health Community Advisory – The Race, Inclusion, Diversity & Equity (RIDE) Initiative was created by Renaisa S. Anthony, MD, MPH, Deputy Director of the Center for Reducing Health Disparities and Assistant Professor in the College of Public Health. Providing support for the RIDE Initiative are co-investigators, Todd Wyatt, Ph.D., Professor in the Colleges of Public Health and Medicine and Chad Abresh, M.Ed., Executive Director of CityMatch. The trio successfully competed for and received grant funding from the College of Public Health Innovation Fund in February… Continue Reading