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The Special Meaning of April 17th

Dave Eggers April 17, 2015 marks the 17th Anniversary for Dave Eggers’ liver transplant at Nebraska Medicne. It was in January of 1988, right in the middle of a rewarding Air Force flying career, when I was told that I had a serious bile duct disease in my liver. I would need a liver transplant […]

A Rising Star in the Wild West – Neurology @ Nebraska Medicine

U.S. News and World Reports recently ranked Nebraska Medicine as one of the best hospitals in the country for its expertise in six adult specialties: cancer care, gastroenterology and GI surgery, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, pulmonology and urology. This is the best performance for the hospital in terms of national recognition in these rankings. In […]

World-Class Digestive and Liver Care – Close to Home

Gastroenterology USNews-Badges-SmallerU.S. News and World Reports recently ranked Nebraska Medicine as one of the best hospitals in the country for its expertise in six adult specialties: cancer care, gastroenterology and GI surgery, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, pulmonology and urology. This is the best performance for the hospital in terms of national recognition in these rankings. […]

UNMC/Nebraska Medicine named national Ebola training, education center

UNMC/Nebraska Medicine, in collaboration with Emory University in Atlanta and Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City, have been awarded a $12 million grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish and co-lead the nation’s National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC). The three institutions will partner with the HHS […]

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Can Reverse Radiation Induced Vascular Injury

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) has become an important treatment to reduce the uncommon but serious, late affects of radiation therapy. “About one in 20 people will experience the late affects of radiation therapy and experience microvascular loss in that area,” says Jeffrey Cooper, MD, emergency specialist and medical director of the Hyperbaric Medicine Center at […]

New Lung Transplant Program Expected to Begin Early Summer

Providers anticipate 10 lung transplants in the first year, increasing to 35 to 40 by the third year. One of the biggest supporters of the new lung transplant program is Heather Strah, MD. As director of Lung Transplantation, she plays an integral role in the planning process. Heather Strah, MD “There is definitely a need […]

Letter from the Director | Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center

Today we stand at the forefront of a revolutionary period for cancer research and patient care. For the very first time in history, we have the opportunity to uncover the mystery of cancer. These new findings promise to unlock our understanding of this deadly disease and forever change the way we administer treatment. Very soon, […]

Russian researchers/physicians learn about UNMC

by Tom O’Connor, UNMC public relations Members of the Russian delegation included (left-right) Ludmila Annable (translator), Aleksandr Khilkov (facilitator), Danielle Dohrmann, director of program development, international health and medical education and one of the UNMC hosts of the group, Kira Ageyeva, Dmitriy Kolpakov, Ward Chambers, M.D., executive director, international health and medical education and one […]

Dr. Green’s research led to lymphoma breakthrough

by Kalani Simpson, UNMC public relations Michael Green, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Eppley Institute, A new recruit to the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center begins his UNMC career on the heels of a major contribution to a breakthrough in Hodgkin’s lymphoma treatment. Clinical trial results for the new therapy inspired by his research […]

New insights in lung cancer treatment

APAR KISHOR GANTI, MD In the past decade, we’ve come a long way in our knowledge of lung cancer. Until then, we had only a basic understanding of the tumor cells – and chemotherapy helped only a small percentage of patients. We knew very little about lung cancer cells. We only knew about “small cell […]

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