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 […]

Nebraska moves into top 10 of healthiest states in U.S.

Liz Kumru Ali Khan, M.D. Nebraska has moved into the top 10 among the healthiest states in the country. In a report issued by the United Health Foundation earlier this month, Nebraska moved up one notch after ranking No. 11 last year. The five states surrounding Nebraska ranked between 18 and 36. “We are heading […]

More Lung Cancer Awareness Could Lead to Better Patient Outcomes

Lung cancer is the main cause of cancer related death in the United States and world-wide. The proportion of patients with lung cancer surviving 5 years or greater is a dismal 15 percent. This statistic has not changed substantially in the past 30 years. One of the major causes of the dismal survival seen in […]

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,” […]

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