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Ebola and Beyond: High-Level Biocontainment for Healthcare Facilities MOOC

Education Highlight – The University of Nebraska Medical Center’s (UNMC) College of Public Health launched a massive open online course (MOOC), Ebola and Beyond: High-Level Biocontainment for Healthcare Facilities. During the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, UNMC along with their clinical partner Nebraska Medicine was recognized as a national asset based on their “gold standard” for safety protocols and treatment of patients infected with the Ebola virus while overseas. To strengthen the nation’s capability to respond to highly infectious diseases, the U.S. Department of… Continue Reading

Moses New-Aaron

Student Highlight: Moses New-Aaron Hometown/Country: Ponyon, Kogi State, Nigeria. Degree Program/Concentration: Master of Public Health, Biostatistics Concentration  What brought you to the field of public health? After College, I received training from the United States President ‘s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) for logistics management of HIV/AIDS commodities and in Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) assay of HIV for early infant diagnosis. We provided data on the progress of the mother to child transmission of HIV interventions to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…. Continue Reading

The 2016 Public Health Association of Nebraska (PHAN) Annual Conference

Public Health Practice – The 2016 Public Health Association of Nebraska (PHAN) Annual Conference was held in Lincoln, NE September 29 and 30. The theme of this year’s conference was Creating a Healthy Nebraska  – One Vision, Many Voices.  With over 250 participants the 2016 conference was the largest ever. UNMC COPH was well represented with over 30 students attending the conference, many for the first time thanks to the membership and registration drive sponsored by the COPH Student Association and Office of Public Health… Continue Reading

COPH Notable Mentions

COPH mourns the recent loss of one of our own. Ms. Jackie Hill was a tremendous champion of public health – not just as a professional but also in her personal life which was dedicated to educating women in the prevention of breast cancer. More information about Jackie and her remarkable life can be found in the following UNMC Today link: http://www.unmc.edu/news.cfm?match=19337 Dr. Renaisa Anthony was honored for her work in health advocacy by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NC100BW) Greater Omaha Chapter…. Continue Reading