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Patrik Johansson, MD, MPH

Faculty Highlight – Dr. Patrik Johansson joined the College of Public Health 2009. Prior to 2009, he was an assistant professor at The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, deputy chief medical officer for Greater Southeast Community Hospital in Washington, DC, and account executive for Hill and Knowlton Japan in Tokyo. He earned his bachelor of arts in international relations from Brown University and his MD from the UNMC College of Medicine. He did his residency in primary care/internal medicine at… Continue Reading

Niccolette Ramsey

Student Highlight – Nicci Ramsey is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, but was raised in Omaha. She is a student in the UNMC COPH MPH Program, with a concentration in Public Health Administration.  Nicci’s path to the field of public health began with her pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in peace studies from Chapman University in Orange, California. She continued to pursue her education goals by earning a master’s degree in counseling psychology with a focus on substance abuse and… Continue Reading

Terry T-K Huang, PhD, MPH, CPH, Research on Childhood Obesity

Spotlight on Research at COPH – Although much attention has been given to the issue of childhood obesity in recent years, with national campaigns such as Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move, few resources have been channeled to the Latino community, the largest and fasting growing minority group in the United States. In 2011, a team of researchers led by Dr. Terry T-K Huang launched a project to address childhood obesity in the South Omaha Latino community. The project aims to engage and assist youth to become… Continue Reading

Indoor Air Quality in Schools

Public Health Community Advisory – Welcome to another school year! As students, teachers, and school staff return to school, it is good to review some of the health hazards that are potentially present in schools. One such hazard is the quality of air inside schools. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the levels of air contaminants indoors are about two to five times higher than they are outdoors. This difference can adversely affect nearly 55 million people who spend most of their day inside… Continue Reading

Reported Cases of West Nile Virus Up from Previous Years

Public Health in the National News – Mosquitoes are more than just a nuisance. They are a real public health hazard, carrying a number of infectious diseases, most notably in the United States West Nile disease. Already this year, 1,118 human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) have been reported in the United States, more than has been reported for a number of years. The outbreak has affected 37 states thus far in 2012, with Texas reporting the most number of cases. In Nebraska, recent… Continue Reading

September 11, 2012 – “Implementing the Affordable Care Act: The Current State of Play”

College of Public Health Grand Rounds: “Implementing the Affordable Care Act: The Current State of Play” presented by Sarah Rosenbaum, JD, Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor, Health Law and Policy, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. She also holds a Professorship by Courtesy in the Law School and is a member of the faculty of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Ms. Rosenbaum will present an analysis of the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision in NFIB v Sebelius on… Continue Reading