The Nebraska Medical Center To Expand Trauma Services To Provide 24-7 Care

Improved access to quality trauma care seen as the primary reason for expansion Traumatic injury is the number one killer of Nebraskans under the age of 44, and a leading cause of death in older citizens. In Douglas County alone, more people die from trauma-related accidents than stroke. However, research shows that treatment at a […]

Sarah Thayer, M.D., Ph.D., joins Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center

by Kalani Simpson, UNMC public relations Sarah Thayer, M.D., Ph.D.  Sarah Thayer, M.D., Ph.D., an internationally recognized physician-scientist from Harvard Medical School, will be joining UNMC to lead cancer surgery efforts and have a significant leadership role in the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center. Dr. Thayer will start May 1 as associate director for […]

Genetic information a possible guide to drug treatment

by Karen Burbach, UNMC public relations Julie Oestreich, Pharm.D., Ph.D. Julie Oestreich, Pharm.D., Ph.D. Julie Oestreich, Pharm.D., Ph.D., knows prescription drugs don’t work the same for everyone. But she wants to better understand how genes influence individual drug responses so doctors can prescribe the drug and dosage that works best for the patient being treated. […]

UNMC ranked in top 10 for primary care, rural medicine

by John Keenan, UNMC public relations UNMC is ranked in the top 10 in two areas in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of the nation’s top graduate schools. UNMC remains the sixth-ranked primary care medical program in the United States, tied with the University of Minnesota. In addition, UNMC tied for ninth […]

UNMC pharmacy dean part of groundbreaking HIV research study

Teams with University of Minnesota researchers to better understand workings of HIV drugs Drugs used to treat HIV penetrate poorly into lymphatic tissues where most HIV replication takes place, and there is persistent low-level virus replication in these tissues according to research from the University of Minnesota and University of Nebraska Medical Center. The results […]

Wanted: Smokers to participate in tobacco marketing study

UNMC, Roswell Park Cancer Institute seek 1,000 smokers to participate in $1.4 million study Omaha, NE– What is the impact of tobacco marketing on smokers? Researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) are asking that and other questions in a study which will examine point-of-sale tobacco advertising […]

Pediatric obesity, from global to local

Michael Huckabee, Ph.D. Parents today may outlive their children, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. We are raising the first generation of youth who will live sicker and shorter lives than their parents, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The global pediatric obesity epidemic is a primary example of why this may be […]

Study may show new option for ovarian cancer patients

Adam Karpf, Ph.D. A study by UNMC and Roswell Park Cancer Institute shows that a combination treatment strategy may provide a new option for patients with recurrent ovarian cancer. The study, published in Cancer Immunology Research, found clinical benefit for women who were treated with the drug decitabine prior to administration of chemotherapy and a […]

UNMC HIV research part of New England Journal of Medicine article

by Lisa Spellman, UNMC public relations Uriel Sandkovsky, M.D.  A recent study involving HIV researchers at UNMC revealed that a new, simplified drug may be the most effective treatment for people infected with the disease. The research was featured in the Nov. 7 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The study compared the […]

Time out with T.O. – Global memories

by Tom O’Connor, UNMC public relations Lance Villeneuve and Elizabeth Blowers  It’s often said that the college years are the best years of our lives. Much is learned in the classroom, but it’s what takes place outside the classroom that typically produces the memories that last a lifetime. For UNMC students, the International Student Research […]

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