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Summer 2016 Certificate, MPH, MS and PhD Graduates

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

2016 Faculty and Student Awards

COPH Notable Mentions – Each year COPH recognizes the work of faculty and students. For more information about each award and past awardees click here. This year’s honorees are: FACULTY UNMC College of Public Health Excellence in Teaching Award Shireen S. Rajaram, PhD Patrik Johansson, MD, MPH Carruth J. Wagner, M.D., Faculty Prize in Public Health Kendra K. Schimd, PhD UNMC College of Public Faculty Research Award John J. Lowe, PhD Fred & Eve Simon Public Health Impact Prize Alice M. Schumaker, MS, MPA, PhD… Continue Reading

Spring 2016 Certificate, MPH, MS and PhD Graduates

COPH Notable Mentions – In the Spring 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 Matthew Dorwart Certificate in Public Health Florence Duran Alexandra Farfalla JoVanora Giles Galbreath Mariah Morgan Sarah Swanson Corri Synak Master of… Continue Reading

COPH Notable Mentions

Nebraska State Senator Mike Gloor

The Chancellor Robert D. Sparks, M.D., Award in Public Health and Preventive Medicine was presented to Nebraska State Sen. Mike Gloor, from District 35. Senator Gloor is chairman of the Revenue Committee and a member of the Banking, Insurance and Commerce Committee and the Legislative Planning Committee. Sen. Gloor is serving his final year in the Nebraska Legislature due to term limits. Before joining the legislature, he was president and CEO of St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island, Neb., served as chairman of the… Continue Reading

COPH Notable Mentions

Ira F. Combs has been selected to receive the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Laurel for Dedication to Community Service for his outstanding leadership in cancer prevention and early detection. The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists provide the Laurel Awards which honor individuals who have a personal passion for cancer prevention and early detection and who have brought about positive change in the public, professional or political arena. Mr. Combs is the Community Liaison Nurse Coordinator for the Center for… Continue Reading

COPH Notable Mentions

Recent Awards Congratulations to Kendra Schmid PhD, Director of the COPH Masters Programs, Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics, on receiving the UNMC Distinguished Scientist Award. This award, sponsored by the Chancellor, recognizes researchers who have been among the most productive scientists in the country during the past five years. Welcome New Faculty!  Paul Estabrooks PhD, will serve as the Chair of the Department of Health Promotion Social and Behavioral Health. Dr. Estabrooks holds the Harold M. Maurer, M.D., Distinguished Chair in Public Health.  He comes… Continue Reading

Fall 2015 Graduates

COPH Notable Mentions – In the Fall 2015 semester, the following students fulfilled the requirements for the College of Public Health Certificate in Public Health, College of Public Health Certificate in Emergency Preparedness, College of Public Health Master of Public Health and the College of Public Health Doctor of Philosophy. Congratulations to all these graduating students! Best wishes to them in their chosen public health professions. Certificate in Public Health: Victoria Nsubuga Nakibuuka-Muli Certificate in Public Health (Maternal Child Health) Jennifer Dale Sharrick Certificate in… Continue Reading