University of Nebraska Medical Center

Category: Vol. 3 / Is. 11, Nov 2013

Ashish Joshi, PhD, MD, MPH

Faculty Highlight – Dr. Joshi currently teaches an online course, Public Health Informatics. He has been involved in developing the curriculum for the UNMC Graduate Program in Biomedical Informatics. He also gives guest lectures for the Introduction to Biomedical Informatics course. He has been an academic advisor to PhD students and MPH students, and has […]

Nov 15, 2013

Timothy “Jesse” Davy

Student Highlight – Jesse Davy is an MPH student in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Public Health (COPH). Jesse is originally from Norfolk, Nebraska, and completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Jesse and his wife Michel have three children—Hudson, Isabella, and Story Lee […]

Nov 15, 2013

Chrissy (Hauschel) Tonkinson, MPH (BIOS, 2012)

Alumni Highlight – Hometown: Lincoln, Nebraska Current Position: I am the Research Coordinator at Voices for Children in Nebraska. I love that I am able to use the skills I gained at the COPH, especially my statistics skills, to work with a non-profit with a great mission. I had no idea when I started my […]

Nov 15, 2013

Fang Yu PhD: Methods to Identify Differentially Expressed Genes/Proteins Associated with Disease Progression or Intervention

Spotlight on Research at COPH – Dr. Fang Yu’s primary research interest focuses on analysis and development of Bayesian statistical methods for high-throughput data. High-throughput technique has been widely used to study the association between gene/protein expression and disease progression or prevention, and has greatly impacted multiple fields, including medicine and public health. Although these […]

Nov 15, 2013

Harvest Season Safety

Public Health Community Advisory – Harvest season arrived a little later than normal this year, but the traditional health and safety hazards of the season did not miss it. Harvest season has different meanings to all of us. If you are an agricultural producer, better known as a farmer, it means harvesting your crops in […]

Nov 15, 2013

Surveillance Testing for Influenza Virus

Public Health in the National News – During the recent government shutdown, news media frequently mentioned that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had stopped surveillance testing for the influenza virus. What is surveillance testing and why is tracking influenza outbreaks important? The Nebraska Public Health Lab’s assistant director, Anthony Sambol, and state […]

Nov 15, 2013