Friday Faculty Focus: UNMC’s Dr. Ali Khan

In News, on August 26th, 2016

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Omaha, NE – Dr. Ali Khan is the Dean of the Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Public Health. He spent more than two decades working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. During his time at the CDC, Dr. Khan traveled to Zaire (Ebola ’95), Washington D.C. (Anthrax ’01) and Singapore (SARS ’02) to help aid in the spread of infectious diseases. KVNO’s student reporter Brandon McDermott sat down with him recently and filed this week’s Friday Faculty Focus.

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Campaigns Intensifying For, Against The Death Penalty In Nebraska

In News, on August 24th, 2016

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This fall voters will decide whether Nebraska has the death penalty. It’s a complex issue with lots for voters to think about. With the election getting closer, both sides are intensifying lobbying for your vote.

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Omaha Council Approves Mayor’s 2017 Budget

In News, on August 24th, 2016

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Omaha Police Department’s Police Athletics Community Engagement program, or PACE, also received more funding thanks to an amendment sponsored by Councilman Pete Festersen.

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Zika Still Not a Threat to Most Nebraskans

In News, on August 23rd, 2016

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The sexually transmitted side of zika is one other way the disease can spread, and this is of concern for a major reason because through sexual transmission, you can infect a woman who is pregnant and therefore cause disease in a newborn

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What’s Causing the Global Rise in Nationalism?

In News, on August 21st, 2016

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Both the American and French Revolutions were nationalist risings, liberal revolutions against multinational empires. But in today’s world, nationalists aren’t really revolting against empires, but against globalism in general.

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Friday Faculty Focus: UNO’s Dr. Jenna Yentes

In News, on August 19th, 2016

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Omaha, NE – More than 12 million Americans are diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease OR COPD. Another 12 million are said to have it, without knowing it. In this week’s Friday Faculty Focus, KVNO’s Brandon McDermott talks with Dr. Jenna Yentes assistant professor of Biomechanics at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, about the third leading cause of death in the United States: COPD.

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