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February 18, 2015 – “Community Health Centers; Partners for Healthier Communities.”

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UNMC College of Public Health Grand Rounds “Community Health Centers; Partners for Healthier Communities.” Nancy Thompson CEO Health Center Association of Nebraska Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:00-1:00 pm MCPH 3013 Objectives: Raise awareness of the work of Community Health Centers Impact of trends and data in primary care Impact of Community Health Centers on the community Explore opportunities and challenges of the health center movement Watch Recording

January 28, 2015 – “The Strategic Importance for Public Health of Preventing Violence Against Children”

College of Public Health Grand Rounds Maurer College of Public Health, 3013 Wednesday, January 28, 2015 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm “The Strategic Importance for Public Health of Preventing Violence Against Children.” James A. Mercy, PhD Acting Director, Division of Violence Prevention Centers for Disease Prevention and Control Objectives: 1. To describe the magnitude and nature of violence against children in the U.S. 2. To share the range of mental and physical health consequences of exposure to violence against children 3. To discuss policy and… Continue Reading

January 21, 2015- “Perspectives on Ebola: Global and Domestic Public Health Response.”

UNMC College of Public Health Grand Rounds “Perspectives on Ebola: Global and Domestic Public Health Response.”    Ali Khan, MD, MPH Dean, College of Public Health          Shawn G. Gibbs, PhD, MBA, CIH Associate Dean for Student Affairs Professor, Department of Environmental, Agricultural & Occupational Health College of Public Health Research Director, Nebraska Biocontainment Unit        John Lowe, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental, Agricultural & Occupational Health College of Public Health Associate Director of Research, Nebraska Biocontainment Unit       Wednesday,… Continue Reading

Dec 15, 2014 – “Getting to the End Game on Tobacco: A Novel Environmental Approach”

UNMC College of Public Health Grand Rounds “Getting to the End Game on Tobacco: A Novel Environmental Approach” Thomas E. Novotny, MD MPH Professor of Global Health Co-director, Joint SDSU/UCSD PhD Program in Global Health Associate Director for Border and Global Health Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University Monday, December 15, 2014 12:00-1:00 pm MCPH 2001 Objectives Evaluate the current global tobacco control architecture: approaches, successes, and failures. Re-frame tobacco use as a full-service environmental problem needing novel solutions. Describe the scientific… Continue Reading

Dec 3, 2014 “New York State’s Cardiac Registries: History, Uses, Impact, and Limitations.”

UNMC College of Public Health Grand Rounds “New York State’s Cardiac Registries:  History, Uses, Impact, and Limitations.” Edward L. Hannan, PhD Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean Emeritus of Health Policy, Management and Behavior at the School of Public Health, State University of New York, University at Albany Wednesday, December 3, 2014 10:00-11:00 am MCPH 3013 Dr. Hannan holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, and M.S. degrees in Operations Research and in Mathematics.  He has previously taught quantitative methods in business schools and… Continue Reading

Nov 19, 2014 – “Leveraging Data for Quality Improvement and Outcomes and Comparative Effectiveness Research” & “An Overview of Economic Evaluation in Public Health.”

UNMC College of Public Health Grand Rounds Two presentations: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:00-1:00 pm MCPH 3013 “ Leveraging Data for Quality Improvement and Outcomes and Comparative Effectiveness Research.” Preethy Nayar, MBBS, MS, MPhil, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Health Services Research and Administration College of Public Health Objectives: To describe the use of organizational level data in performance evaluation of health care organizations. To describe the use of patient level and organizational level data in Quality Improvement and Outcomes and Comparative Effectiveness Research. “An… Continue Reading

Nov 5, 2014 – “Occupational Factors in Coccidioidomycosis, Hantavirus, Coronavirus, Avian Influenza, and other Emerging Pathogens”

“Occupational Factors in Coccidioidomycosis, Hantavirus, Coronavirus, Avian Influenza, and other Emerging Pathogens.” Jason Wilken, PhD CDC Career Epidemiology Field Officer, detailed to the California Department of Public Health Wednesday, November 5, 2014 12:00-1:00 pm MCPH 3013 Objectives: Understand the issues in determining work-associated contributions to the incidence of coccidioidomycosis. Identify modifiable work-associated exposures to infectious diseases such as coccidioidomycosis. Differentiate between work-associated and community-associated exposures for endemic infectious diseases. Watch Recording