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Justin Rousek, PhD

Alumni Highlight –  Justin Rousek, PhD in Biomedical Engineering (UNL 2012), MPH in Public Health Administration, 2011 Hometown: Lincoln, NE Current Position: Senior Performance Excellence Engineer, CHI Health (Omaha, NE). This position allows me to combine my technical and public health education to help improve healthcare delivery. I project manage diverse clinical teams to identify and improve various workflow inefficiencies throughout the healthcare environment. Most of my projects include operational and financial metrics, but all projects focus on patient safety and outcomes. Being able to see… Continue Reading

Todd Wyatt, PhD examines dust exposure and lung disease

Todd Wyatt, PhD is a professor with a primary appointment in the College of Public Health, Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health. He also has appointments as professor in the College of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep & Allergy and serves as a Research Career Scientist at the VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Healthcare System. Dr. Wyatt’s research into the effects of organic dust exposure on lung function, like that experienced by agricultural workers in confined animal feeding operations, is funded in part by… Continue Reading

COPH faculty to lead new UNMC Office of Community Engagement

UNMC recently became the first health care campus to be designated by the Carnegie Foundation as a Community Engaged Campus. The Office of Community Engagement (OCE) was created by Vice Chancellor H. Dele Davies, M.D. to support the program aims of this community engagement classification. Denise H. Britigan, PhD. will serve as the Director and Ms. Anita Lee, EdS will coordinate the efforts of the OCE. Growing and enhancing student, faculty, college and institutional capacity for community engagement is the primary goal of the UNMC… Continue Reading

COPH Notable Mentions

Ira F. Combs has been selected to receive the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Laurel for Dedication to Community Service for his outstanding leadership in cancer prevention and early detection. The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists provide the Laurel Awards which honor individuals who have a personal passion for cancer prevention and early detection and who have brought about positive change in the public, professional or political arena. Mr. Combs is the Community Liaison Nurse Coordinator for the Center for… Continue Reading