Medical Professionals

College ranked in Top 10 for family medicine

by Vicky Cerino, UNMC public relations Shelley Baldwin, administrator in the UNMC Department of Family Medicine, accepts the award on behalf of the department from AAFP President Reid Blackwelder, M.D. Shelley Baldwin, administrator in the UNMC Department of Family Medicine, accepts the award on behalf of the department from AAFP President Reid Blackwelder, M.D. The […]

Dr. Romberger named interim chair of internal medicine

by Tom O’Connor, UNMC public relations Debra Romberger, M.D. Debra Romberger, M.D. A veteran faculty member of 24 years, Debra Romberger, M.D., has been selected as interim chair of the UNMC Department of Internal Medicine. The appointment, effective July 1, was announced Friday by Bradley Britigan, M.D., dean of the College of Medicine. “Dr. Romberger […]

James Armitage, M.D., receives national recognition

Sandra Swain, M.D., past president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), at right, presents James Armitage, M.D., with the Special Achievement Award. (Photo courtesy of ASCO.) Sandra Swain, M.D., past president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), at right, presents James Armitage, M.D., with the Special Achievement Award. (Photo courtesy of […]

Intercampus effort may impact cancer treatment

by Charlie Litton, UNeMed Surinder Batra, Ph.D., professor and chairman of UNMC’s Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Surinder Batra, Ph.D., professor and chairman of UNMC’s Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology A $250,000 grant from the Nebraska Research Initiative will use complex computer simulations to identify top drug candidates that could lead to the […]

ASCO Today: Science and Society

The ASCO Post is pleased to present this special video series of interviews by and with leaders in oncology as recorded live at ASCO’s 50th Annual Meeting in Chicago. Click on the thumbnail to view the entire interview. Here, James O. Armitage, MD, Editor-in-Chief, The ASCO Post, and Professor of Medicine at the University of […]

‘Space flight’ has UNMC’s Simorov walking on air

by Vicky Cerino, UNMC public relations Anton Simorov, M.D., gives a thumbs up in a weightless state. Anton Simorov, M.D., gives a thumbs up in a weightless state. UNMC made history last week when a UNMC surgery fellow and three University of Nebraska-Lincoln students dressed in flight suits boarded a 727 jet modified for zero-gravity […]

Dr. Gold recognized nationally as health care leader

Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D. Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D. UNMC Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., was selected as one of 25 recipients of the Becker’s Healthcare 2014 Leadership Awards by Becker’s Hospital Review. The awards recognize men and women who have made remarkable contributions and will leave lasting legacies to their respective health systems, hospitals and […]

National Strategic Research Institute reports impressive progress

by Melissa Lee, University of Nebraska Ken Bayles, Ph.D., is one of the UNMC researchers taking part in the National Strategic Research Institute collaboration. Ken Bayles, Ph.D., is one of the UNMC researchers taking part in the National Strategic Research Institute collaboration.  •New, more effective vaccines for anthrax and ricin. •Improved information systems that would […]

Dr. Oleynikov receives IDEA award

by Elizabeth Kumru, UNMC public relations Dmitry Oleynikov, M.D. Dmitry Oleynikov, M.D. UNMC’s Dmitry Oleynikov, M.D., and his collaborator Shane Farritor, Ph.D., of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, received the University of Nebraska’s Innovation, Development and Engagement (IDEA) Award Wednesday. Dr. Oleynikov, the Joseph and Richard Still Endowed Professor of Surgery, director of the Center for […]

The Nebraska Medical Center expands to 24/7 trauma care

by Taylor Wilson, The Nebraska Medical Center   The Nebraska Medical Center is expanding its trauma services, preparing to operate its trauma center 24 hours a day and seven days a week. “This is the right thing to do for everyone who lives here,” said P.J. Schenarts, M.D., professor of surgery in the UNMC College […]

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