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UNMC College of Public Health Program Offerings

Education Highlight – When was the last time you reviewed all of our educational program offerings?  Faculty and staff have developed more than 20 programs since 2010. The UNMC College of Public Health offers a wide range of programs and degrees to provide students with a comprehensive, well-rounded education in public health.  And not only do our programs have a strong reputation, but our tuition rates are affordable. Program options include ten Master of Public Health concentrations; six Professional Certificates; a Master of Science in… Continue Reading

Jonathan Ali

Jonathan Ali

Student Highlight –  Jonathan Ali is a PHD Environmental Toxicology student, in the Environmental and Occupational Health concentration. Hometown: Dayton, Ohio What brought you to public health? I worked in a hospital for six years with a pharmacist who encouraged me to pursue a graduate degree and I have a strong interest in the environment. Public health typically seems to be concerned with primarily hospitals, clinics, and man-made environments. The broader environment, and the importance of things like air, water, soil and the planet that… Continue Reading

Sarena Dacus, MPH

Alumni Highlight: Sarena Dacus Hometown: Omaha, NE Year graduated from our program: 2013 Degree and concentration: MPH, Community Health Education Current career position: I currently serve as the Executive Director of FAMILY, Inc. A non-profit organization providing public health and family support services to women, children and families in Southwest Iowa. We have the ability to administer our program in a manner that allows for in-depth care coordination throughout the critical early years of child development and beyond. After beginning my public health career in… Continue Reading

Aaron Yoder, PhD: Research using information technology to improve the health and safety of individuals

Spotlight on Research at COPH – Dr. Aaron Yoder has always liked to fix things, which led to his education in engineering. He was taught early on that he could use his engineering skills to protect and improve the well-being of others. Now Dr. Yoder uses his passion for engineering and information technology to improve the health and safety of individuals. Most recently Dr. Yoder has been exploring ways to use new technologies like smartphones, smartphone accessories, fitness trackers, smart watches and other wearable technologies… Continue Reading

UNMC Science Café

Public Health Community Advisory – “Science Cafés” are events that take place in casual settings such as pubs and coffeehouses, are open to everyone, and feature an engaging conversation with a scientist about a particular topic. Science Cafés represent a grassroots movement, exist all over the world and can vary from place to place. Even the names of Science Cafés vary, including Science on Tap, Science Pub, Ask a Scientist, and Café Sci.” 1 In Nebraska, Science Café is a free educational event sponsored by UNMC… Continue Reading

PHEAST Rural Undergraduate Student, Faculty, and Rural Public Health Stakeholder Visit to UNMC, College of Public Health

Public Health Practice – In September, the Rural Health Education Network College of Public Health (RHEN-COPH) hosted a first-time dual visit for the students and faculty of the Public Health Early Admissions Student Track (PHEAST) program and rural public stakeholders. The dual visit promoted interest in public health careers among rural students and provided a forum for stakeholders to learn about graduate opportunities in public health offered at COPH. A total of 19 students and 22 stakeholders attended the meeting. Stakeholders included faculty and Office… Continue Reading

Fall 2014 Certificate, MPH and PhD Graduates

COPH Notable Mentions – In the fall 2014 semester, the following students fulfilled the requirements for the College of Public Health Certificate in Public Health, College of Public Health Certificate in Emergency Preparedness, College of Public Health Master of Public Health and the College of Public Health Doctor of Philosophy. Congratulations to these all graduating students! Best wishes to them all in their chosen profession of public health. Certificate in Public Health Sonia Bomzon Megan Essay Nithal Kuwa Latevi Lawson Erin Maxwell Junqun Xiong Certificate… Continue Reading