This June the University of Nebraska Board of Regents approved the establishment of the Global Center for Health Security at UNMC.
In his role for the Center, Dr. Paul Davis, UNO Biology Department, will be training and doing research with a number of federal entities and providing expertise on global security matters involving infectious diseases.
In a UNMC press release, Dele Davies, M.D., vice chancellor for academic affairs is quoted, "UNMC has a strong role in preparing the United States for the inevitability of disease outbreaks, and this center will enable us to pull together already successful initiatives in a more cohesive and collaborative way. The center will position us to compete for future funding opportunities and external collaborations that help grow the university and our initiatives dealing with highly infectious diseases."
Of course, Davis will also continue his work here at UNO preparing students for opportunities to work on infectious disease problems as well as opportunities in a variety of other medical fields. In addition to his teaching and research, he serves as director of the Health Careers Resource Center and the Urban Health Opportunities Program (UHOP). For more information about opportunities at UNO, please visit the following sites: