University of Nebraska Medical Center

Category: Vol. 2 / Is. 06, Jun 2012

Baojiang Chen, PhD

Faculty Highlight – Dr. Chen teaches three Biostatistics concentration courses for the COPH MPH Program: Survival Data Analysis, Correlated Data Analysis, and Special Topics in Biostatistics: Linear Algebra. He also serves as a guest lecturer on introductory statistics to residents in the radiology program.  During the past year, Dr. Chen developed two courses for the […]

Jun 15, 2012

Maitham Al-Sammak

Student Highlight – Maitham A. Al-Sammak is a student in the UNMC College of Public Health (COPH) intercampus Environmental Health, Occupational Health, and Toxicology doctoral program. Maitham is from Baghdad, Iraq, and his education is supported by a scholarship from the Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research as a part of the Iraqi […]

Jun 15, 2012

KM Monirul Islam, MD, PhD, Research on Sexually Transmitted Infections

Spotlight on Research at COPH – Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are a major public health problem in Omaha, Nebraska, where STI rates are well above rates elsewhere in Nebraska and nationally. Adolescents and young adults in Omaha have the highest rates. African Americans and other minority groups are disproportionately affected by these diseases. A team […]

Jun 15, 2012

Consider Biking: A Healthy and Fun Way to Get Around, When Done Safely

Public Health Community Advisory  – There are many good reasons to consider bicycle riding. In addition to exercise and better physical fitness, biking can be a great way to socialize and meet new people. Cycling also brings you closer to nature and is a great stress reliever. And your bike can take you places! Bicycle […]

Jun 15, 2012

Certified in Public Health (CPH) Exam

Public Health in the National News – Graduates and students from schools and programs of public health accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) are eligible to apply for the Certified in Public Health (CPH) examination. This examination, developed by the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) in 2008, assesses mastery […]

Jun 15, 2012