University of Nebraska Medical Center

Category: Vol.1 / Is. 06, Oct 2011

Rebecca Anderson, JD, MS, CGC

Faculty Highlight – Associate Professor, Health Promotion, Social and Behavioral Health Becky Anderson holds a law degree from UN-L and a master’s degree in genetics. Her thesis characterized a wing mutation in fruit flies. She has worked at the Nebraska Unicameral, at an intellectual property law firm, and at the Munroe-Meyer Institute as a genetic […]

Oct 15, 2011

Exchange Students from National Taiwan University

Student Highlight – In January of 2011, the UNMC College of Public Health signed agreements with the College of Public Health of National Taiwan University (NTU) to promote collaboration in education and academic research. The NTU College of Public Health is a top public health academic institution in Asia. Based on the agreement, the two […]

Oct 15, 2011

Dr. Lin’s Research Connects Geography and Public Health

Spotlight on Research at COPH Dr. Ge Lin is an associate professor in the Department of Health Services Research and Administration. His research interests include geographic information systems (GIS), spatial disease surveillance, public health data integration, and the effect of climate change on human health. Dr. Lin not only carries out cutting-edge GIS research, but […]

Oct 15, 2011

Making the Work Place Safe for Meatpacking Workers

Public Health Community Advisory by Lina Lander, ScD, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology The meatpacking industry is one of the largest employers in the United States, employing over 500,000 workers in 2009. This industry is also among the most dangerous. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 6.9 workers per 100 full-time workers were injured […]

Oct 15, 2011

President Barack Obama Appoints COPH Faculty Member to Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative Public Health

Public Health in the National News In April of this year, President Barack Obama appointed Patrik Johansson, MD, MPH, director of the Rural Health Education Network and associate professor in the Department of Health Promotion, Social and Behavioral Health, to the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative Public Health (Advisory Group). The Advisory […]

Oct 15, 2011