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2005.11.10 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Affairs
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@mail.unomaha.edu

UNO Master of Public Health Students to Present Capstone Projects at UNMC

Omaha - Five students from the University of Nebraska Medical Center/University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNMC/UNO) joint Master of Public Health (MPH) program will be giving oral presentations starting Tuesday, Nov. 8, as part of their capstone projects before graduating.

The topics to be presented and discussed run the gamut – from obesity in youth to passive birth defects to the prevention of needlestick injuries.

"Our program addresses a wide range of public health concerns," said Alice Schumaker, MPH program director. "I'm looking forward to the differing presentations that our students will make."

All of the presentations are free and open to the public. Each presentation will run approximately 90 minutes. The presenters, topics, and time and place of their presentations are listed below:

Tuesday, Nov. 8

Tamara Bernard - "Developing a Framework of Implementation and Evaluation of a Physical Activity Program to Reduce Obesity in Youth."

10 a.m. in Room 002, Collaborating Center for Public Health and Community Services, 210 S. 49th St., Omaha.

Monday, Nov. 28

Judy Anderson - "Assessing the Federal and State Funded Services for Children with Special Health Care Needs in Iowa."

10 a.m. at a location in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to be determined.

Wednesday, Nov. 30

Brandon Grimm - "Women and Family Health: Assessment of Needs & Concerns in a Rural Nebraska County."

10:30 a.m. in Room 6003 at the Durham Research Center, UNMC, located at the corner of Saddle Creek and Emilie, Omaha.

Monday, Dec. 12

Amy Johnson - "Evaluation of Nebraska's Passive Birth Defects Surveillance System."

10 a.m. in Room 002, Collaborating Center for Public Health and Community Services, 210 S 49th St., Omaha

Thursday, Dec. 15

Cindy Dempsey - "Assessment and Prevention of Needlestick Sharp Injuries."

1 p.m. in Room 002, Collaborating Center for Public Health and Community Services, 210 S. 49th St., Omaha.

The MPH program has received national accreditation status by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the accrediting body of both masters degree programs and schools of public health in the United States.  Graduates of the program are able to assess community health status and unmet health needs, develop and implement programs and policies to promote and achieve better health, and assure that needed services are available and utilized.

For more information, call Jumoke Omojola, UNMC/UNO MPH program, at (402) 561-7567 or e-mail jomojola@unmc.edu.

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