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Kelli Gruber, MPH

Kelli Gruber, MPH

Alumni Highlight – Kelli Gruber, MPH (Epidemiology, 2014) Hometown: York, NE Current Career Position: I recently returned from Colorado, where I completed two years with the Colorado state health department as a CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellow. Now I am with the Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition (GSCN) as a Research Associate. The collaborative work environment at GSCN allows me to apply the epidemiology and biostatistics knowledge and skills I acquired during my training at UNMC to both community-focused work and research efforts. The best aspects… Continue Reading

Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health Recommended for 5 More Years of Funding

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Spotlight on Research at COPH – The Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH), a NIOSH agricultural forestry and fishing Center, has received recommendation for a second 5 year cycle of funding beginning September 2016. The aims of CS-CASH are to conduct high quality research and translate scientific discoveries into practical applications to reduce the burden of injury and illness among farmers, ranchers, their families, and workers. The Center has high scientific and technical competency, is forward looking, and has a strong network… Continue Reading

National Infant Mortality Awareness Month


Public Health Community Advisory – September is Infant Mortality Awareness month, and CityMatCH is looking to draw attention to the inequities that still linger. Overall, the United States is making progress in reducing infant mortality rates (IMR). In 2013, the IMR was 5.96/1,000 live births. From 2005 through 2011, the infant mortality rate declined 12 percent. The decline was highest in states with the highest burden, which is encouraging news.[1] However, the disparity between white and black infant mortality continues to persist. If projections hold true,… Continue Reading

Summer 2016 Certificate, MPH, MS and PhD Graduates

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COPH Notable Mentions – In the Summer 2016 semester, the following students fulfilled the requirements for the 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! Best wishes to them in their chosen public health professions. Certificate in Community Oriented Primary Care Sarah Meuret Certificate in Public Health Muhammad Javaid Nishitha Meuret Sachi Verma Master of Public Health Graduates & Capstone Project Muhammad Javaid… Continue Reading

Overview of Peace Corps Term 2015 – 2016 – Tanzania – Martha Goedert

I start this letter with an audible sigh. This morning I am attempting to summarize a year of great learning, great teaching, and great growth, and all of this referring to ‘me’ and what I have learned, what I have been taught and how I have grown. At the feet of students, of Tanzanian health care workers, and of my Dodoma community at large, I have been greatly schooled and been more than generously blessed in the process. As is usually my experience with work… Continue Reading

“If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together”. African Proverb – Martha Goedert

“If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together”. African Proverb Three colleagues from the Dodoma Region, Tanzania visited the UNMC campus, hosted by the Center for Global Health and Development at the College of Public Health. Dean Ali Khan welcomed the visitors on their first work day with faculty and administrators gathering as colleagues with joint interests intersecting population-based maternal child health in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Dr. Pinaki Panigrahi and Martha Goedert, Ph.D., arranged tours of the… Continue Reading

Epidemiology in Public Health 6-day summer intensive course offered at COPH


Education Highlight – The College of Public Health is offering a short, intensive 3 credit hour course July 27- August 3, 2016, entitled “Epidemiology in Public Health.” The course is designed for graduate students, fellows and professionals to gain knowledge and skills in basic epidemiological concepts and applications. Key principals covered include: designs and methods of epidemiologic studies (cohort, case-control, cross-sectional and randomized clinical trials); measures of disease frequency (prevalence, incidence, rates and odds); measures of association (relative risk, odds ratio); evaluation of confounding and… Continue Reading