NWU hosts expert panel on public health
Nebraska Wesleyan University announced its newest major in public health this fall. To help launch the important new program, the university is hosting an expert panel on Monday, October 2 at 2 p.m. in Olin B, just west of the Smith-Curtis Building.
A panel of physicians and epidemiologists will speak on careers in public health, and lessons learned in the pandemic. Their presentation will be relevant to students interested in the public health major, as well as pre-health students and those pursuing careers in research or allied health fields. The public is also welcome at this free event. A social reception will follow the hourlong discussion.
Dr. Ali Khan is dean and professor of epidemiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health. He specializes in issues of emerging infectious diseases, bioterrorism and global health security.
Dr. Alison Keyser Metobo is the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ vaccine preventable disease epidemiologist. She analyzes, interprets and communicates data on preventable diseases to stakeholders and policymakers in their shared efforts to protect public health.
Dr. Ron Stock is a retired geriatrician, family physician, educator and clinical health services researcher. He dedicated his work to improving the quality of care among vulnerable populations with complex needs.