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Dr. Gleb Haynatzki

Faculty Highlight – Gleb Haynatzki, PhD, DSc, Professor and Graduate Program Director, Department of Biostatistics Dr. Haynatzki grew up in Bulgaria, Eastern Europe. As a teenager, he knew he wanted to be a mathematician, following in his parents’ and paternal grandfather’s tracks. He received a doctorate in mathematical sciences from St. K. Ohridski University in Sofia, Bulgaria, and another in statistics and applied probability from the University of California in 1995, which was followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at McMaster University, Canada, from 1995 to… Continue Reading

Dr. Ketki Patel

Student Highlight – Dr. Ketki Patel was born in Gujarat, India, and brought up in Mumbai. She became interested in community service as a student, participating in fundraising activities and volunteering in tobacco cessation programs, malaria prevention programs, and polio immunization camps. She graduated as a physician from Vitebsk State Medical University, Republic of Belarus. Returning to India, Dr. Patel worked at a tertiary care teaching hospital in rural Gujarat. At the same time that she was practicing medicine, she worked as a public health… Continue Reading

Dr. Rautiainen Focuses on Agricultural Health and Safety

Spotlight on Research at COPH “Farmer run over and pinned under rear wheel of a tractor,” “Rancher knocked down by a cow while moving cattle on ranch,” “Two workers overcome by toxic gases when pumping manure between lagoons.” These are examples of serious agricultural injuries in Nebraska last year. Agriculture is the most hazardous industry in the nation, yet we rarely hear about it in the news. If there is a major mining incident, it is front-page news worldwide—and rightly so. But while in 2010… Continue Reading

Take a Deep Breath–You’ll Feel Better

Public Health Community Advisory by Stacia Urbauer, Accountant, Office of the Dean We are in the midst of the holiday season, and stress has set in for the winter. You can feel it in your shoulders as they reach toward your ears, you can even feel it in your toes. But not all stress is bad; there are wonderful stress situations—reuniting with family and friends, eating your favorite dessert, and time off of work! In order to remain healthy during the holiday season and energized… Continue Reading

Improving Police Interactions with People with Mental Illnesses

Public Health in the National News by Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Steve Ryan, and Kate Watkins Persons with severe mental illness or developmental disorders have long faced incarceration in jails or prisons as the alternative to hospitalization. Today, the Bureau of Justice Statistics estimates that 64% of jail inmates in the United States have mental health problems. The absolute numbers of persons with severe mental illness are greater in American jails and prisons than in our hospitals, making jails the largest… Continue Reading