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March 30, 2018 – “Effective Scalable Community Health Worker Programs”

Presented by – College of public health | Center for reducing health disparities Effective Scalable Community Health Worker Programs Shreya Kangovi, MD, MSHP Assistant Professor, Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania Dr. Shreya Kangovi is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, and Executive Director of the Penn Center for Community Health Workers.  Her work sheds light on the perspectives of low-income patients on health and healthcare utilization, and she is a leading expert on improving population health… Continue Reading

March 7, 2018 – ”Listen to My Story”

”Listen to My Story” Listen to My Story is a creative dissemination of a qualitative study on community violence entitled, Listen to My Story: Perspectives of African-American Mothers and Male Offenders on Violence in Omaha, NE. Through this theatrical presentation, the narrator will incorporate his personal feelings and emotions experienced while conducting this study. The audience will listen in captivation as local artists give creative spirit, energy and life to the real-life stories of individuals, which will shed light on the context behind community violence… Continue Reading

February 28, 2018 – “Redefining Aging: Emerging Strategies for elder populations”

Sponsored By: UNMC | College of Public Health February 28, 2018 – “Redefining Aging: Emerging Strategies for elder populations” Molly Carpenter, M.A. Director of Business and Academic Research Home Instead Senior Care Volunteer Faculty – UNMC When & Where Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018, 12:00 – 1:00 PM Maurer Center for Public Health Room 3013 Live Stream at : Objectives: Review and discuss current aging reality and projections Discover ways to redefine aging and create a new reality Determine opportunities for collaboration Lunch available for… Continue Reading

Working to Improve the Health and Safety of Immigrant Feedlot Workers

Antonia Correa, Dr. Kathleen Grant, Ellen Duysen, Natalia Trinidad, Dr. Gustavo Carlo, Dr. Athena Ramos, Rodrigo Gamboa, Marcela Carvajal-Suarez, Axel Fuentes)

Spotlight on Research at COPH – Increasing numbers of Latino immigrants are working in agricultural production across the U.S., and these workers represent a significant portion of the agricultural labor force. Research has documented that agriculture and animal production can be risky business. In fact, this industry has the highest fatality rate of any industry with approximately 100 agricultural workers injured every day. Even with these sobering statistics, research on the health and safety practices of immigrant cattle feedlot workers is sorely lacking. Dr. Athena… Continue Reading

Replication studies strengthen research and education

Morshed Alam presenting at ICASA International Conference

Spotlight on Research at COPH – Replication of scientific research is currently a hot topic in the media. Research studies have been criticized for lacking standardized procedures, insufficient documentation and misuse of statistical techniques leading to results that cannot be duplicated by other researchers. In 2015, Drs. Meza, Smith, Yu, and Luo from the Department of Biostatistics received grants for replication studies from the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, in partnership with Science Exchange. The focus of these studies was to replicate results of HIV/AIDS… Continue Reading

Exposure to price promotions for cigarette is associated with financial stress among smokers

Spotlight on Research at COPH – Tobacco is one of the most marketed products in the United States. The tobacco industry has increasingly concentrated its marketing efforts at the point of sale (POS). In 2013, over 85% of the $8.9 billion of tobacco industry expenditure on marketing was made on POS sales promotion activities to reduce the price of cigarettes. Research conducted by Mohammad Siahpush and colleagues from University of Nebraska Medical Center revealed that smokers who are exposed to higher levels of cigarette price… Continue Reading

Summer Epidemiology Research in a Mediterranean Island

UNMC College of Public Health Faculty, Dr. Evi Farazi, and two Master of Public Health (MPH)-Epidemiology students, Ellana Haakenstad and Emma Schultz, spent part of this past summer setting up research projects at the Bank of Cyprus Oncology Center, the largest oncology treatment center in Cyprus, a small island in the Eastern Mediterranean. The students received an award from the Cancer Epidemiology Education in Special Populations program at UNMC, headed by Dr. Amr Soliman, for their summer work which was executed. Both projects were based… Continue Reading