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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bone Marrow Brothers

They were brothers. Best friends. Bonded for life. They enjoyed skiing, hunting and riding motorcycles – things teenage boys do. But, in October 2012, life took a very dramatic turn for Tyler and Tanner Snow, when Tyler came home from college with a bad stomachache. “It was hard because nobody knew what was wrong with […]

Truhlsens honored as outstanding philanthropists

November 18, 2013 Stanley M. Truhlsen, M.D., and Dorothy Truhlsen cut the ribbon at the Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute earlier this year. Last week, the Association of Fundraising Professionals Nebraska Chapter honored Stanley M. Truhlsen, M.D., and his wife Dorothy as Outstanding Philanthropists for the state of Nebraska. The Truhlsens were honored Nov. 12 […]

UNMC researchers work to improve outcomes of lymphoma patients

by Lisa Spellman, UNMC public relations Kai Fu, M.D., Ph.D.  Researchers at UNMC have discovered that patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma don’t respond well to the standard drug therapy used to treat this type of cancer if they have high levels of a gene called STAT3. The findings are published in the November issue […]

International student enrollment rises across NU system

by John Keenan, UNMC public relations  International students at a UNMC orientation event in 2012.  International student enrollment at the University of Nebraska has reached another record high this fall, continuing NU’s momentum in attracting talent from around the world. International student enrollment this fall is 3,638, a 4.7 percent increase over last year, according […]

Transplant Allows Teen to Enjoy Birthday Cake for the First Time in Years

For the first eleven years of his life, Tyson Smith did everything a normal kid would do. He went to school, played with friends and had birthday parties. His normal life changed when complications arose after a bout of H1N1 influenza. His parents took him to the doctor in their small home town of Sharon […]

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