University of Nebraska Medical Center

Category: Vol. 1 / Is. 03, Jul 2011

Dr. Fang Yu

Faculty Highlight – Fang Yu, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics Dr. Fang Yu’s research focuses on the development of Bayesian statistical methods for analyzing high-throughput data. Bayesian statistical methods incorporate prior information to calculate the probability that a hypothesis may be true. One of Dr. Yu’s recently published manuscripts proposed a hierarchical Bayesian […]

Jul 15, 2011

Student Highlight-Molly McCarthy

Molly McCarthy was inspired to pursue an MPH degree in the COPH at UNMC after learning about health disparities in a Human Biology and Social Inequality course she took as an undergraduate. Since her admission into the MPH Program during the fall of 2010, she has completed 22 credit hours of course work and has […]

Jul 15, 2011

Spotlight on COPH Research

Dr. Joshi Uses Health Informatics to Address Public Health Issues Dr. Ashish Joshi is an assistant professor in the COPH Department of Health Services Research and Administration and the Center for Global Health and Development. Dr. Joshi’s research interests include global health; multifaceted technology-mediated interventions to support chronic care; and computer-mediated health education, geovisualization, and […]

Jul 15, 2011

Public Health Community Advisory

Water Damage: Cleanup and Your Health by Shawn Gibbs, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental, Agricultural, and Occupational Health The recent flooding of the Missouri River will leave damage to homes for individuals to address. When returning to flood-damaged property, it is important to begin the cleanup in a way that will not endanger either […]

Jul 15, 2011

Public Health in the National News

Flood Safety and Preparedness by Philip Smith, MD, Professor, Department of Epidemiology, with contributions by Kristin Watkins, MBA, Center for Preparedness Education The Missouri River has risen to record levels, causing widespread flooding in Nebraska, Iowa, and the Dakotas. Floodwaters are causing damage in many communities and threatening the Nebraska nuclear power plants. There are […]

Jul 15, 2011