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Zoumana Isaac Traore

Student Highlight – Zoumana Isaac Traore Hometown: Bamako, Mali Degree program/concentration– Master of Science in Emergency Preparedness What brought you to the field of public health? I experienced a lot of health concerns (Malaria, intestinal worm, varicella, etc.) during my childhood, which seriously impacted me. In my country, I have witnessed many avoidable deaths, including family members and friends due to people’s behaviors and attitudes toward vaccination. Disasters such as drought, flooding, and tornadoes frequently strike my country. I have also witnessed the contamination of… Continue Reading

Adolescent Health Project Aims to Make Community-Wide Impact

Public Health Community Advisory – Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are an ongoing, significant problem in Douglas County. Since 1998, rates of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea in Douglas County have been substantially higher than state and national rates. There is also significant age and racial/ethnic disparities in STD rates in Douglas County. Youth ages 15-24 have the highest STD rates of all age groups, and STD rates are 10 times higher for African Americans than for Whites. Given the potential for serious and long-term complications from Chlamydia and Gonorrhea, including… Continue Reading

World AIDS Day – Celebrate, Reflect & Support

Public Health Practice – December 1st is World AIDS Day, a day to show support for those living with HIV, honor those who have died, and unite in our collective efforts against this disease. While remarkable progress has been made in the fight against HIV/AIDS, much work still remains, particularly in sub-populations for whom incidence rates are on the rise. The College of Public Health encourages you to take time this year on World AIDS Day to learn, celebrate, reflect, and get involved. Visit the… Continue Reading

Students, Faculty and Alumni Recognized at APHA Annual Meeting

COPH Notable Mentions – At this year’s APHA Annual Meeting in Chicago there were 69 presentations featuring research and practice taking place in Nebraska, with almost all of these presentations having a connection to UNMC COPH. We are extremely proud of all of our students, faculty, alumni and partners who shared their work via these poster and oral presentations! The following COPH Students and Faculty were award recipients. Congratulations to each of you! Armando De Alba Rosales, MPH Alumni and Faculty in Health Promotion Social and Behavioral Health Sciences Department (Shown in picture above (left) receiving his award for the section chair)… Continue Reading