University of Nebraska Medical Center

Category: Vol. 2 / Is. 07, Jul 2012

Nizar K. Wehbi, MD, MPH, MBA

Faculty Highlight – Dr. Nizar Wehbi joined the faculty of the College of Public Health in January 2011. He began his career in clinical medicine, taking care of patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. His love for research took him to cancer research where, with other researchers, he sought to identify biomarkers (proteins) that […]

Jul 15, 2012

Michele Kassmeier

Student Highlight – Michele Kassmeier grew up in the #5-ranked place on Money magazine’s 2011 list of America’s best small towns—Papillion, Nebraska. She is currently a student in the UNMC College of Public Health (COPH) Master of Public Health (MPH) Program, with a concentration in epidemiology. As treasurer of the COPH Student Association and MPH […]

Jul 15, 2012

Jiangtao Luo, PhD, Research on Statistical Methodology and Applications

Spotlight on Research at COPH – Dr. Jiangtao Luo’s research interests are in both statistical methodology and applications. His research areas include statistical methods in genetics and genomics, clinical genetics, genetic epidemiology, modeling, optimal design in clinical trials, public health, longitudinal data analysis, and Bayesian analysis. Dr. Luo’s work with Dr. William Hager has an […]

Jul 15, 2012

The Positive Effects of Gardening (Part 1 of 2)

Public Health Community Advisory – Gardening for health is an old idea that is rapidly gaining wide recognition. The ramifications of gardening for health are widespread. The main purpose of local gardening is to improve diet, especially in areas where fresh vegetables are expensive and hard to find. In even a small back yard, a […]

Jul 15, 2012

Impact in Nebraska of the Supreme Court Decision on Health Law

Public Health in the National News – On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, with the majority opinion that Congress has the authority to use the taxing power endowed by the Constitution to impose the individual mandate. Another key ruling from the Court was that a provision of the ACA […]

Jul 15, 2012