COPH Innovation Expo

2nd Annual Midwest Public Health Innovation and Research Expo

Friday, October 28, 2022 

The Midwest PHIRE is made possible through the College of Public Health Innovation Fund and is co-sponsored by The Great Plains IDeA-CTR and the University of Nebraska Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

More details and a schedule will be forthcoming

PHIRE Save the Date October 28, 2022

Call for Abstracts Timeline:

 Questions?  Contact Wendi Jensen or Daisy Dai at

Additional Abstract information:

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Previous Innovation Expo Information
1st Annual Innovation Expo  

Friday, November 12, 2021

The Innovation Expo provides a venue for College of Public Health faculty to meet collaborators, showcase their research through oral presentations, and hear updates from Innovation Fund investigators.

The event featured presentations on:

   • Building Teams
   • Assessing Connections within the Agricultural Community
   • Improving Future Responses to Floods
   • Effects of Drought on Suicide in Nebraska
   • Student Research
   • Patient Barriers to Accessing Health Care
   • Global Health Research

Schedule at a glance:

  • Morning Sessions
    • Theme: Working Together
    • Welcome and introduction to sessions
      • Session 1—Teams and Connectedness
      • Session 2—Collaborative Approach to Natural Disasters  
  • Afternoon Sessions
    • Theme: JEDI Code—Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
    • Welcome back and introduction to sessions
      • Session 3—Collaboration with Public Health Students
      • Session 4—Identifying Health Disparities and the Humans Affected
      • Session 5—Strong Community Partnerships

For detailed time schedule: PDF