University of Nebraska Medical Center

Category: Vol. 5. / Is. 02, Mar/Apr 2015

College of Public Health Delivers Relevant Continuing Education Programs

Education Highlight –  The College of Public Health is dedicated to assuring that our existing public health workforce has the skills and resources necessary to protect and promote the public’s health.  Over the past year, the COPH delivered more than 140 professional development opportunities for governmental and nonprofit public health workers, emergency responders, clinicians, community members, […]

Mar 30, 2015

Laura Aust

Student Highlight – Laura Aust  Hometown- Omaha, NE Degree program/concentration- Master of Public Health in Health Administration What brought you to public health? – I think my prior experience working as a psychometrist, as well as working in healthcare, inspired me to learn about other ways that I can contribute to the health needs of […]

Mar 30, 2015

Chad T. Wetzel, MPH

Alumni Highlight – Chad T. Wetzel graduated from COPH in 2013 with a MPH in Epidemiology. Hometown: Grand Island, NE Current Career Position: I am currently an Epidemiologist in the Communicable Disease and Epidemiology section of the Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) in Omaha, Nebraska. My main responsibilities are to investigate and track reportable diseases and […]

Mar 30, 2015

KM Islam, MBBS, PhD: Research on Patient-Defined Treatment Success and Preferences in Stage IV Lung Cancer Patients

Spotlight on Research at COPH – Dr. Islam is currently conducting a study that compares treatment preferences of patient groups that have been diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer living in rural and urban areas of Nebraska and South Dakota. Stage IV lung cancers most often affect the elderly. When the disease is advanced, chemotherapy is […]

Mar 30, 2015

Refugee Health Collaborative of Omaha, Nebraska

Public Health Community Advisory –  According to the World Refugee Survey 2008, 14 million people are refugees and asylum seekers. A refugee is a person “who is unable or unwilling to return to his or her country of origin because of previous persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution, based on the person’s race, religion, […]

Mar 30, 2015

CS-CASH – Educating Farmers About Hearing Loss

Public Health Practice –Dr. Chandran Achutan in the department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health is hoping that the Nebraska farming community is listening carefully to his message. Dr. Achutan is spreading the word about the importance of using hearing protection to a group vulnerable to hearing loss – farmers. Educating farmers about the causes and […]

Mar 30, 2015