Education Highlight – Shifts in healthcare delivery, toward a patient-centered, collaborative model, depend upon a high-functioning, multidisciplinary health team. In response to these trends, academic institutions have been developing approaches to Interprofessional Education (IPE), so that students are prepared to work effectively in a team environment. In fact, all academic accrediting bodies for major health professions’ education, including public health, now mandate IPE training. UNMC has been at the forefront of IPE, holding biannual IPE days for all students across campus since 2008, and helped… Continue Reading
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
Public Health Community Advisory – Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) serve over 22 million people in more than 9,000 sites across urban, suburban, and rural America. FQHCs are particularly adept at reducing health disparities by breaking down barriers to health care such as lack of providers, lack of culturally appropriate health services, and unaffordability. Since FQHCs serve everyone regardless of their ability to pay, they save the American health care system $24 billion a year by lowering more costly trips to emergency rooms. Nebraska’s Community… Continue Reading
College of Public Health Maurer Center for Public Health May 21, 2013 The Center for Reducing Health Disparities presents: “Hispanic/Latino Paradox in Mortality, Health and Aging in the United States” presented by Kyriakos S. Markides, PhD. Dr. Markides is the editor of the Journal of Aging and Health, as well as “The Encyclopedia of Health and Aging.” He is the director of the division of sociomedical sciences, department of preventive medicine and community health, University of Texas Medical Branch. He is currently the Annie and… Continue Reading
The College of Public Health Spring Gala was held on April 6, 2013 at the Joslyn Art Museum. The gala was a celebration of National Public Health Week with community friends of the college, faculty and staff.
Spotlight on Research at COPH – Dr. Araz’s research focuses on developing system simulation models to analyze and understand the behaviors of complex systems and to inform policy decision making about complex public health issues. Simulation gives policy makers the ability to see the real-time impact of their decisions. As an industrial engineer trained in systems simulation and computational methods, Dr. Araz participates in various research projects in the College of Public Health (COPH) and collaborates with faculty from other colleges on campus. His recent… Continue Reading
Spotlight on Research at COPH – Dr. Chen’s current research focuses on both methodological development and statistical applications to research, such as in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) studies and cancer studies. Dr. Chen has been working on statistical methods and analyses for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in the National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center (NACC). Approximately 5 million people in the United States and more than 37 million people worldwide are affected by AD. With AD, a person’s memory and ability to learn and carry out daily activities such… Continue Reading