University of Nebraska Medical Center

Category: Vol. 1 / Is. 01, May 2011

Spotlight on Research at COPH

Preventing Childhood Obesity: An Overview of Dr. Terry Huang’s Research There is no sign that obesity is retreating as one of the most burdensome causes of disease facing Americans today. Two-thirds of American adults and one-third of American children are overweight or obese. The rates in Nebraska track closely the national average. However, evidence suggests […]

May 15, 2011

Public Health Community Advisory

Violence Prevention in Omaha Youth: An Overview of Dr. Melissa Tibbits’s Research Youth violence is an important but often overlooked threat to public health. Nationally, homicide is the second leading cause of death for youth ages 10-24, and among youth homicide victims, almost 90% were killed by a firearm. Further, in Omaha in the past […]

May 15, 2011

Public Health in the National News

Preparing for Emergencies by Sharon Medcalf, MEd, COPH Center for Biosecurity, Biopreparedness, and Emerging Infectious Diseases The key to survival in any disaster is to be prepared in advance. Most of us know this, but the reality is that only about 10% of us have a good plan. The Midwest is home to tornadoes, nature’s […]

May 15, 2011