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Suzanne and Ward Chambers Global Health Fellowship

Kushal Karan, M.D.

Education Highlight – The Chambers’ Global Health Fellowship provides support for UNMC students interested in conducting population health research overseas in qualified countries (countries without U.S. State Department travel restrictions). The fellowship is particularly interested in projects with: a compelling, focused topic with well-defined aims and methods applicants who have passionate motivation to impact the pursuit of health globally, across and within health disciplines. The Fellowship includes 4-6 weeks of global site work, with an additional 4 to 6 weeks dedicated to preparation for the… Continue Reading

Marisa Rosen, MPH

Marisa Rosen, MPH

Student Highlight: Marisa Rosen, MPH Hometown: Chapel Hill, North Carolina Degree Program/Concentration: Ph.D. in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research What brought you to the field of public health? I came to public health in a roundabout way. When I was an undergrad at the University of Delaware, I had the intention of studying both International Relations and Pre-Med so I could ultimately work for Doctors Without Borders. Those plans quickly changed after my first semester of calculus! Instead of both degrees, I decided to… Continue Reading

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

Childrne holding new eyeglasses

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 of Public Health. This event gave prescreened Omaha Public Schools students the opportunity to have comprehensive eye examinations provided free of charge. OneSight representatives, Omaha’s Child Vision Collaborative members, and… Continue Reading

Janelle J. Jacobson, PhD

Janelle J. Jacobson, PhD

Alumni Highlight- Janelle J. Jacobson, PhD in Health Services Research, Administration and Policy (2014) Hometown: Badger, Iowa Current career position: I am Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator, State University of New York at Potsdam. While at SUNY Potsdam, I have played an integral role in the development and implementation of a new Masters of Science in Community Health degree program. I have also had the opportunity to guide our students through their professional project experience, which has been a very rewarding experience. This position… Continue Reading

The Great Plains IDeA Clinical Translational Research (CTR) Network

Spotlight on Research at COPH – In the fall of 2016, the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program through the National Institute of General Medical Studies awarded UNMC and eight institutional affiliates a five-year research grant from the National Institutes of Health totaling nearly $20 million. The grant was to create The Great Plains IDeA Clinical Translational Research (CTR) Network with the University of Nebraska Medical Center serving as the network hub. Network institutions in Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota and Kansas collaborate to advance the… Continue Reading

NE SciFest – A Statewide Event

Public Health Community Advisory – With a mission of stimulating curiosity and exciting the minds of children and adults about the amazing world of science, the Nebraska Science Festival (“NE SciFest”) celebrated four years of outreach in April 2016 with events and activities taking place throughout Nebraska. In 2016, the NESciFest expanded its reach by: growing, with more events (from 56 in 2015 to 88), venues (36 to 48), cities (12 to16) and attendees (13,699 to 17,676). increasing content and attendance through signature events such… Continue Reading

College of Public Health Offers Courses at Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department

Education Highlight – The changing public health landscape creates several new challenges and opportunities for local and state health departments. To take advantage of some of these new opportunities, many departments are placing a greater emphasis on community and strategic planning, analyzing new data, focusing more on quality improvement and performance management, and forming collaborative partnerships to improve population health outcomes. However, these changes have forced local and state health agencies to reassess the skills and competencies of their public health workforce.  Knowing this the… Continue Reading