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UNMC flow cytometer among world’s finest

by Kalani Simpson, UNMC public relations Philip Hexley, Ph.D. Philip Hexley, Ph.D., research core facility director at the flow cytometry research facility, likens flow cytometry to a grocery check-out scanner. But instead of scanning bar codes for information, it uses lasers to read cells. A close-up of the flow cell in the new Fortessa X50 […]

Setting the standard in Ebola care

by Elizabeth Kumru, UNMC public relations From left, UNMC Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D, Shelley Schwedhelm, Angela Hewlett, M.D., Phil Smith, M.D., Ali Khan, M.D., M.P.H., John Lowe, Ph.D., and Nebraska Medicine President Brad Britigan, M.D. The successful treatment of two men who had Ebola has turned UNMC and Nebraska Medicine into the go-to institution […]

Second Ebola patient released

by John Keenan, UNMC public relations From left, Phil Smith, M.D., medical director of the Biocontainment Unit at Nebraska Medicine-Nebraska Medical Center and professor of internal medicine/infectious diseases at UNMC, Ashoka Mukpo, and Andre Kalil, M.D., professor of internal medicine/infectious diseases at UNMC. (Photo courtesy Taylor Wilson, Nebraska Medicine) UNMC’s second Ebola patient, Ashoka Mukpo, […]

Pediatric Liver Transplant Program Provides Depth of Experience and Expertise

Nebraska Medicine has been a leader in both adult and pediatric liver transplants since the program was founded in 1985. The program averages approximately 80 adult liver transplants and 20 to 25 pediatric transplants annually. “We are one of the oldest and busiest programs in the country with a very skilled and experienced team of […]

Advances in Brain Tumor Treatment Continue to Progress

Not only is brain cancer very rare, affecting less than 1 percent of the population, brain tumors can be both difficult to diagnose and to treat. There are more than 120 different types of brain tumors that can have varying symptoms ranging from a headache to memory loss or seizures, depending on the tumor’s location […]

Pancreas Transplant Can Improve Quality of Life for Type 1 Diabetes Patients

A pancreas alone or pancreas/kidney transplant can greatly improve quality of life for patients with severe Type 1 diabetes. “The key is to have them evaluated for a transplant, and get the disease process arrested before they experience end organ damage,” says Alexander Maskin, MD, assistant professor of surgery and transplant surgeon at Nebraska Medicine. […]

The Nebraska Medical Center, UNMC Physicians and Bellevue Medical Center now Nebraska Medicine

UNMC will remain separate entity but will share new logo for closer alignment The Nebraska Medical Center, Bellevue Medical Center and UNMC Physicians – once three separate but interconnected organizations – are now one operating under one name: Nebraska Medicine. Nebraska Medicine will continue to deliver the same familiar promise of “Serious Medicine. Extraordinary Care,” […]

Answered prayers

My nephew has a new kidney! Jeffery Spellman, the young man I told you about earlier this year, has a beautiful new, fully functioning kidney as of June 2. We are grateful and indebted to the incredible generosity of an unknown donor and their family and will always be praying for them. Lisa Spellman and […]

UNMC hosting largest study ever done on rare movement disorder

More than 50 patients from around the world have come to Omaha It’s a debilitating disorder that causes people to feel like they are going to fall down when they are standing. It’s called primary orthostatic tremor (OT), and this week the University of Nebraska Medical Center is hosting more than 50 OT patients from […]

State of Nebraska Certifies The Nebraska Medical Center as a Comprehensive Level Trauma Center

The state’s largest hospital becomes its only certified Comprehensive Level center Less than one month after beginning to offer full-time trauma coverage, The Nebraska Medical Center has earned Comprehensive Level status with the State of Nebraska. State inspectors visited the medical center in July, just before it began offering 24/7 trauma care. Among the medical […]

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