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Faculty Honored for Notable Achievements

Education Highlight– Dr. Lorena Baccaglini and Elizabeth Lyden are the 2015 recipients of the UNMC College of Public Health Excellence in Teaching Award. This award, honoring governing faculty members whose outstanding teaching contributions facilitate the highest levels of student learning, was presented at the College of Public Health Annual Awards dinner held April 15, 2015. Lorena Baccaglini, DDS, MS, PhD  Dr. Lorena Baccaglini is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the UNMC College of Public Health (COPH). Dr. Baccaglini received her doctorate in… Continue Reading

Scholarship and Research Award Recipients Recognized

Student Highlight– UNMC College of Public Health (COPH) students who received scholarships and awards, made possible by generous donors, were recognized at the COPH Awards Ceremony on April 15, 2015. Awards: The Carruth J. Wagner, MD, Scholarships in Public Health recognizes 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. The… Continue Reading

College of Public Health Alumni Recognized

Alumni Highlight – Two College of Public Health (COPH) Alumni were recognized at the Annual COPH Awards Dinner in recognition of their service. Michele Kassmeier, MPH Michele Kassmeier, MPH, is the 2015 recipient of the College of Public Health Alumni Association Spirit of Service Award. Michele is a Program Coordinator/Communications Specialist with the UNMC COPH Center for Preparedness Education. She is involved with the planning and development of several educational programs that PrepEd offers. Michele received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry with minors… Continue Reading

Drs. Chen and Johansson 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 COPH Awards Dinner. Baojiang Chen, PhD Dr. Chen is the 2014 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 or extramural funding, and has presented at regional, national,… Continue Reading

Patricia Lopez, RN, MSN Recognized as Outstanding Advocate for Public Health in Nebraska

Public Health Community Advisory-  Patricia Lopez, RN, MSN was recognized as an outstanding advocate for Public Health in Nebraska at the annual COPH Awards Ceremony. Ms. Lopez works with local health departments to assist them in preparing for national public health accreditation. For the past seven years, this project has taken her to National meetings allowing her the opportunity to work with peers in other states. She is currently a Site Visitor for the Public Health Accreditation Board for local health departments in other states…. Continue Reading

Drs. De Alba Rosales and Grimm honored for Public Health “Impact”

Public Health Practice – Drs. De Alba Rosales and Brandon Grimm were awarded the Fred & Eve Simon Public Health “Impact” Prize at the 2015 Annual Awards dinner in recognition of their work in Public Health. Armando De Alba Rosales, MD, MPH Dr. Armando De Alba Rosales is an Instructor in the UNMC COPH Department of Health Promotion, Social, and Behavioral Health. He received his medical degree from the Autonomous University of the State of Puebla, Mexico and is currently an active primary care physician… Continue Reading

Spring 2015 Certificate, MPH and PhD Graduates

COPH Notable Mentions – In the spring 2015 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 all these graduating students! Best wishes to them in their chosen public health professions. Certificate in Community Oriented Primary Care  Angela Sucha Certificate in Emergency Preparedness  Jacob Franklin Brian Smith Certificate in Infections… Continue Reading