Alumna and CDC scientist to deliver violence protection lectures

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Alumna and CDC scientist to deliver violence protection lectures

UNL alumna and CDC scientist Sara DeGue delivers a report as part of a White House taskforce on preventing student sexual assaults. She will deliver two lectures at UNL on Oct. 16.

Sarah DeGue, a UNL alumna and scientist with the Centers for Disease Control, will deliver two violence protection lectures on Oct. 16.

The lectures, which are free and open to the public, are:

  • “Violence Prevention and Public Health: Research and Opportunities in CDC’s Division of Violence,” 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Burnett Hall, Room 77; and

  • “Building the Evidence Base to Prevent Sexual Violence,” noon to 1:30 p.m., Burnett Hall, Room 79.

DeGue is a 2006 graduate of UNL’s Clinical Psychology Program. She is currently a senior health scientist with the CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention. Last year, she authored a report, “Preventing Sexual Violence on College Campuses: Lessons from Research and Practice,” which was prepared for the White House taskforce to protect students from sexual assault. In her work with the CDC, DeGue also works with the United States military.

The lectures are organized by the Substance Abuse and Violence Initiative. For more information on the lectures, contact Michelle Haikalis at

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