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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 new PhD program in Biostatistics. Dr. Chen’s current research focuses on both methodological development and statistical applications.  He seeks to develop new and innovative statistical methods for handling missing data… Continue Reading

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 scholarship program in the United States. Maitham earned both his bachelor’s degree in veterinary medicine and surgery and his master’s degree in pharmacology and toxicology from the University of Baghdad,… Continue Reading

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 of researchers led by Dr. Monirul Islam recently conducted a study to investigate why Omaha’s STI rates are persistently high. The study, which was supported by funds from the UNMC… Continue Reading

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 commuting is on the rise nationwide. Buying a bike can be a big investment, but it may be worthwhile because bikes typically last a long time. You can purchase a… Continue Reading

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 of knowledge and skills relevant to contemporary public health. More than 3,500 people have registered to become CPH. Individuals are motivated to earn the CPH as proof of their willingness… Continue Reading