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Category: The GroundBreaker

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

COPH Notable Mentions

COPH Notable Mentions – In the Spring 2018 semester, the following students fulfilled the requirements for 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, and best wishes to them in their chosen Public […]

May 30, 2018

College Helps Qatar Prepare for 2022 World Cup

Education Highlight – Successful health security is about partnerships in a shrinking global arena. We are fortunate to have a Dean that is well connected to the global preparedness network. In late 2016 Dean Khan asked the Center for Preparedness Education (in the College of Public Health) to represent him for the planning of a […]

Apr 30, 2018

Boats and buildings in Doha, Qatar

Creating a Landscape of Community Population Health and Wellness Contexts for Children

Spotlight on Research at COPH – Preventive health behaviors, such as physical activity and healthful eating, are brief events that accumulate throughout the day.  Previous research and health professional practice have typically viewed sustained health behavior as an individual’s decision made frequently and habitually over time.  Strategies to promote healthy behavior have focused on developing […]

Mar 30, 2018

Dr. Brandon Grimm, Dr. Athena Ramos, Chelsey Schlechter, & Dr. David Dzewaltowski

Nirosha Rathnayake

Student Highlight: Nirosha Rathnayake Hometown: Kandy, Sri Lanka Degree and concentration: Ph.D. Biostatistics What brought you to the field of public health? I grew up in a farming family. My parents helped to provide me with opportunities that allowed me to work outside the farm environment, opening my eyes to many other careers. Since childhood, […]

Mar 30, 2018

Nirosha Rathnayake

Researchers at COPH Health Services Research and Administration Examine the Needs of Emergency Department Patients with High Utilization Patterns

Spotlight on Research at COPH – Medical care expenditures are highly concentrated in the U.S. with 5% of the population responsible for nearly half of all health care expenses. Patients with high medical utilization often have frequent emergency department visits. There is an increasing interest in studying the characteristics and underlying needs of the frequent […]

Mar 30, 2018

Dr. Hongmei Wang

Public Health Collaborations: Group from the UNMC College of Public Health visits China

Education Highlight – In November 2017, a group from UNMC’s College of Public Health (COPH) visited China to participate in the 9th Annual Symposium of the China-US Research Center for Life Sciences, which pairs UNMC investigators with peers from Chinese institutions. The Symposium was jointly initiated by UNMC and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in […]

Feb 28, 2018