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Ketki Patel, PhD, MPH

Alumni Highlight: Ketki Patel (MPH in EAOH ’12, and PhD in EPI ’16) Hometown: Anand, Gujarat, India Current career position:  I recently joined the Texas Department of State Health Services (TX DSHS) as a level-III Epidemiologist in the Environmental and Injury Epidemiology and Toxicology (EIET) unit. The best aspects of my job are the diversity of projects and the ability to hone my applied public health skills. One day I am analyzing data, then the next day I am preparing standard operating procedures on information… Continue Reading

Novel Intervention Models to Advance Public Health

Spotlight on Research at COPH – Paul Estabrooks, Ph.D. is a professor and the Harold M. Maurer Distinguished Chair of Public Health for the Department of Health Promotion, Social and Behavioral Health. Over the previous 20 years, Dr. Estabrooks has engaged in integrated research-practice partnerships to develop and test effective, practical, and sustainable physical activity, nutrition, and weight control interventions. Dr. Estabrooks’ work has focused on the integration of research and practice at the systems level, as this results in interventions that benefit from traditional research… Continue Reading

APHA 2016: A Snapshot of Nebraska Success

Public Health Community Advisory – The American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Annual Meeting, held in Denver, Colorado, Oct 30-Nov 2, once again attracted thousands of public health professionals from around the nation and globe, including a number of students, faculty, staff and alumni from COPH. In addition to attending sessions, learning and networking, COPH people shared a wide range of work via 20 poster presentations, 12 oral presentations and four roundtables. Of those presentations, 16 were led by students, and nearly all had students involved… Continue Reading

Ebola and Beyond: High-Level Biocontainment for Healthcare Facilities MOOC

Education Highlight – The University of Nebraska Medical Center’s (UNMC) College of Public Health launched a massive open online course (MOOC), Ebola and Beyond: High-Level Biocontainment for Healthcare Facilities. During the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, UNMC along with their clinical partner Nebraska Medicine was recognized as a national asset based on their “gold standard” for safety protocols and treatment of patients infected with the Ebola virus while overseas. To strengthen the nation’s capability to respond to highly infectious diseases, the U.S. Department of… Continue Reading

Moses New-Aaron

Student Highlight: Moses New-Aaron Hometown/Country: Ponyon, Kogi State, Nigeria. Degree Program/Concentration: Master of Public Health, Biostatistics Concentration  What brought you to the field of public health? After College, I received training from the United States President ‘s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) for logistics management of HIV/AIDS commodities and in Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) assay of HIV for early infant diagnosis. We provided data on the progress of the mother to child transmission of HIV interventions to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…. Continue Reading

The 2016 Public Health Association of Nebraska (PHAN) Annual Conference

Public Health Practice – The 2016 Public Health Association of Nebraska (PHAN) Annual Conference was held in Lincoln, NE September 29 and 30. The theme of this year’s conference was Creating a Healthy Nebraska  – One Vision, Many Voices.  With over 250 participants the 2016 conference was the largest ever. UNMC COPH was well represented with over 30 students attending the conference, many for the first time thanks to the membership and registration drive sponsored by the COPH Student Association and Office of Public Health… Continue Reading