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Jan. 8 Omaha Science Cafe to explore science outside of traditional classroom

Tackling the challenge of teaching evidence-based medicine will be the next topic of the Omaha Science Cafe on Jan. 8 at 7 p.m., at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St.

Tackling the challenge of teaching evidence-based medicine will be the next topic of the Omaha Science Café on Jan. 8 at 7 p.m., at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St.

Devin Nickol, M.D., assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, will present “Field Epidemiology at Cedar Point: Teaching Outside the Classroom."

His talk will focus on a summer course he teaches at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Cedar Point Biological Field Station in western Nebraska. The course, which takes place outdoors or in a laboratory setting, is an introduction into the principles of epidemiology.

Epidemiology explores how diseases and populations interact, and is often described as the foundation of public health.

Dr. Nickol, a 1996 graduate of the UNMC College of Medicine, serves as assistant dean for interprofessional education. He spent many childhood summers in western Nebraska chasing lizards and snakes.

Science Café is a free educational event aimed at increasing science literacy. Open to anyone over age  21, each session highlights an interesting topic and provides the audience with a face-to-face conversation with a scientist.

Hosted by UNMC, Bio Nebraska and the Nebraska Coalition for Lifesaving Cures, Science Café is held the first Tuesday of each month in Omaha.

Free pizza, available for the first 50 people, will be provided by Nebraska Coalition for Lifesaving Cures. For more information about Science Cafes, go to www.unmc.edu/sciencecafe.

Through world-class research and patient care, UNMC generates breakthroughs that make life better for people throughout Nebraska and beyond. Its education programs train more health professionals than any other institution in the state. Learn more at unmc.edu.

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