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Faculty Honored for Notable Achievements

Faculty Highlights – On May 2, members of the College of Public Health (COPH) Governing Faculty were recognized for notable achievements at the Annual Awards Dinner. Dr. Kendra Schmid is the 2013 recipient of the College of Public Health Excellence in Teaching Award, honoring a governing faculty member whose outstanding teaching contributions facilitate the highest levels of student learning. Dr. Schmid is an assistant professor in the COPH Department of Biostatistics. She also serves as the director of the college’s master’s programs and the chair… Continue Reading

Scholarship and Research Award Recipients Recognized

Student Highlights – College of Public Health (COPH) students were recognized at the Annual Awards Dinner for receiving competitive scholarships funded by generous donors to the college. The Carruth J. Wagner, MD, Scholarships in Public Health recognize regularly enrolled, degree-seeking COPH students in good academic standing who clearly identify their career goals, their potential for contributions to the field of public health, and their views of public health challenges, and how their leadership in public health may meet those challenges. This year’s recipients are shown… Continue Reading

Drs. Haynatzki and Achutan Honored for Outstanding Achievement in Research

Spotlight on Research at COPH – Two members of College of Public Health (COPH) Governing Faculty were recognized for outstanding achievement in research at the Annual Awards Dinner. Competitive prizes were funded by our generous donors and supporters. Gleb Haynatzki, PhD, DSc  Haynatzki is the 2013 recipient of the College of Public Health Faculty Research Award, which recognizes a member of the Governing Faculty whose research contributes to the advancement of public health science and practice, has been published in refereed journals, has received intramural… Continue Reading

Sparks Award Cites John Cavanaugh’s Contributions to Public Health

Public Health in the Community – The Honorable John Cavanaugh received the 2013 Chancellor Robert D. Sparks, MD, Award in Public Health and Preventive Medicine, in recognition of his distinguished collaboration in advancing effective approaches to preventing disease and promoting health through public health education, research, and practice. John Cavanaugh is the executive director of Building Bright Futures and a fourth generation Nebraskan. A lawyer by profession and a graduate of the Creighton University School of Law (1972), John was elected to the Nebraska Unicameral… Continue Reading