University of Nebraska Medical Center

Category: Public Health Practice

Awards presented at College of Public Health convocation

Faculty and student awards were presented at the College of Public Health’s convocation held May 4. The following College of Public Health faculty members and students were honored: Excellence in Teaching Award: Lorena Baccaglini, D.D.S., Ph.D., associate professor, epidemiology, for her ability to break down and teach complex statistical concepts with humor and enthusiasm. Carruth […]

May 30, 2018

Students and faculty receiving awards

College of Public Health Attends WHO Meeting of Global Partners in Geneva

Public Health Practice – Thanks to Dean Ali Khan, The College of Public Health is one of 200 global partners in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Outbreak and Alert Response Network (GOARN). Although he has deployed to Sierra Leone for the West African Ebola Outbreak, and to Bangladesh for a Diphtheria outbreak, Dr. Khan […]

Feb 28, 2018

Sharon Medcalf, PhD GOARN logos

LiveWell Omaha’s Vision for an Accountable Health Community

Practice/Community Highlight – This year’s LiveWell Omaha Annual Meeting had a twist: the launch of a new brand. The organization, which has helped shape the public health landscape of Douglas County for over 20 years, leads a coalition of organizations that are committed to prioritizing and improving conditions that impact the health of our community. […]

Oct 31, 2017

Public Health Association of Nebraska (PHAN) Annual Conference

Public Health Practice – The 2017 Public Health Association of Nebraska (PHAN) annual conference was held on September 21 and 22 in Lincoln, NE. This year’s theme was Public Health 150: Opportunities for Innovation, Advocacy, and Action. Over 20 students, staff, and faculty from UNMC COPH attended the conference. Abby Hughes, MPH student, described it […]

Sep 29, 2017

UNMC Students Respond to Hurricane Harvey

Public Health Practice – When Hurricane Harvey hit, and distress calls overwhelmed the 911 call system in Houston, the UNMC student response team jumped into action and was activated through their global partners at the Standby Task Force. The student’s role was to “mine” social media coming in from the affected area, and to record […]

Sep 29, 2017

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Faculty and Students Public Health Practice Awards

The Fred and Eve Simon Public Health “Impact” Prize was established in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Fred and Eve Simon. This award is given to a College of Public Health faculty member whose research and/or service has significantly impacted Nebraska. The recipient of this award was Rebecca Anderson, Associate Professor and Vice Chair in […]

May 30, 2017

Public Health “Impact” Prize Recipient Rebecca Anderson, JD, MS, CGC

UNMC College of Public Health was proud to host child vision screenings for the second year in a row.

Public Health Practice –  The UNMC College of Public Health was proud to host child vision screenings for the second year in a row. This year’s screenings, provided by OneSight and coordinated by Omaha’s Child Vision Collaborative http://www.buildinghealthyfutures.org/child-vision-collaborative/ reached 637 students from Omaha Public Schools. The OneSight Vision Van event was held March 20-24 at UNMC’s College […]

Apr 30, 2017

Childrne holding new eyeglasses