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UNMC to take part in Ebola treatment study

by Jennifer Routh and Vicky Cerino Andre Kalil, M.D. UNMC researchers will take part in a clinical trial to obtain safety and efficacy data on the investigational drug ZMapp as a treatment for Ebola virus disease. The study, run by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in conjunction with the Liberian government, […]

Routine Colonoscopy Leads to Shocking Diagnosis

It started on the first anniversary of 9/11. Duane Johnson, a retired schoolteacher, wanted to make a difference. He stopped by a local Red Cross blood drive and rolled up his sleeves. From there on out, it became a trend. “I pretty much donated blood every 53 days or so,” says Johnson. “It’s easy, painless […]

Nebraska Ebola team draws presidential praise

by John Keenan, UNMC public relations From left, Angela Hewlett, M.D., Phil Smith, M.D., Rep. Jeff Fortenberry and UNMC Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D. World-class care. That’s the verdict of President Barack Obama while discussing the treatment received by Richard Sacra, M.D., at UNMC and Nebraska Medicine’s Biocontainment Unit. President Obama was speaking Wednesday at […]

Cancer center attracting top talent

by Karen Burbach, UNMC public relations The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, which will open in 2017, has added five new translational cancer researchers to its staff in recent months. The recruits hail from some of the nation’s top scientific and medical institutions. Collectively, they bring more than $5 million in cancer research funding […]

CAR T-Cell Therapy Now Offered at Nebraska Medicine

After the T cells are collected from the patient, they are sent to a California lab to be restimulated to fight their own lymphoma. They are then returned to Nebraska Medicine to be reintroduced to the patient. Seeking Patients with Relapsed B-Cell Lymphomas for Clinical Trial It’s the fifth most common type of cancer for […]

Nebraska ranks as 10th healthiest state

by Elizabeth Kumru, UNMC public relations Ali S. Khan, M.D., M.P.H., dean of the College of Public Health, traveled the state in 2014 to talk with stakeholders about how to improve the state’s health indicators. His goal is to have Nebraska rank as the healthiest state in the U.S. by 2020. Ali S. Khan, M.D., […]

Dr. Smith attends State of the Union

Philip Smith, M.D. U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse hosted Philip Smith, M.D., medical director of the Nebraska Medicine Biocontainment Unit, as his guest at Tuesday night’s State of the Union Address. Dr. Smith, a professor of internal medicine-infectious diseases at UNMC, leads the specialized Nebraska team that treated three Ebola patients last year. “By risking their […]

UNMC trial explores injectable HIV medications

by Kalani Simpson, UNMC public relations Study coordinator Angela Felton-Coleman performs an injection as study coordindator Frances Van Meter looks on. Study coordinator Angela Felton-Coleman performs an injection as study coordindator Frances Van Meter looks on. A potential new drug-delivery system, being tested in UNMC’s HIV Clinic as part of a clinical trial, might not […]

Lydiatt new vice chair of NCCN thyroid guidelines panel

by Mallory Car, UNMC public relations   William Lydiatt, M.D. William Lydiatt, M.D., professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery in the UNMC College of Medicine, has been appointed vice chair of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Thyroid Guidelines Panel. A member of the head and neck committee since the 1990s, Dr. Lydiatt is excited […]

Five cancer researchers recruited to Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center

  The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and its clinical partner, Nebraska Medicine, has added five new translational cancer researchers to its staff in recent months. The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center is Nebraska’s only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center. It is affiliated with the University […]

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