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New cancer screenings available

by John Keenan, UNMC public relations Jennifer Sanmann, Ph.D., Tanner Hagelstrom, Ph.D., and Amber Carter. The UNMC Human Genetics Laboratory at the Munroe-Meyer Institute has developed a new set of hereditary cancer tests that can pinpoint genetic mutations that predispose people to certain types of cancer. These tests are now available to providers across campus. […]

Cancer: No Longer a Death Sentence

Chandrakanth Are, MD   The six letter word “cancer” can still hit a serious blow to the mind, heart and soul. Even for someone blessed with enormous fortitude, the diagnosis of cancer can be devastating. But there is good news around. While we may not have found the magic bullet for treating cancer we are […]

Neurosurgery Training Program is Part of What Makes the Med Center Special

William Thorell, MD is an associate professor of neurosurgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. As surgeons, we’re always gratified to hear from patients who’ve had great recoveries from serious injuries or diseases. Treating those conditions and helping people down the road to recovery are the reasons my colleagues and I became neurosurgeons. And […]

U.S. News & World Report Again Ranks The Nebraska Medical Center as One of America’s Best Hospitals

Omaha, Neb – U.S. News & World Report surveyed nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide to come up with this year’s list of Best Hospitals. For 2014-15, U.S. News evaluated hospitals in 16 adult specialties and ranked the top 50 in most of the specialties. Just 3 percent of the hospitals analyzed for Best Hospitals earned national […]

Biocontainment Unit Uniquely Qualified to Assist with Ebola Outbreak if Needed

A representative from the U.S. State Department visited the med center this morning to take a closer look at the capabilities of The Nebraska Biocontainment Patient Care Unit located on campus here. This was strictly a fact-finding mission, to make government officials aware of the unit’s capabilities in case the need arises for treatment of […]

In the Bubble

Curtis Ledbetter was a three-year starter at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, earning first-team All-Big 12 honors. In 2005, he helped the Huskers win their first College World Series game in school history. It started at the age of six. All he needed was a ball and glove. Baseball was life. “Dad coached me, and my […]

Neck manipulation may be associated with strokes

August 11, 2014 Pierre Fayad, M.D. Pierre Fayad, M.D. Treatments involving neck manipulation may be associated with stroke, though it cannot be said with certainty that neck manipulation causes strokes, according to a new scientific statement published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke. Pierre Fayad, M.D., professor in the UNMC Department of Neurological Sciences […]

A decade of success

by John Keenan, UNMC public relations Jialin Zheng, M.D., speaks at a gathering of Asia Pacific Rim Development Program colleagues during a recent visit to China by UNMC faculty and leadership. For Jialin Zheng, M.D., it’s all about friendships. This week, Dr. Zheng will see the Asia Pacific Rim Development Program, the institutional collaboration he […]

Book examines cutting-edge robotic surgery

by John Keenan, UNMC public relations From left, Nathan Bills, Ph.D., and Dmitry Oleynikov, M.D., have edited “Robotic Surgery for the General Surgeon.” It’s official — Dmitry Oleynikov, M.D., wrote the book on robotic surgery. Dr. Oleynikov and his Center for Advanced Surgery Technology colleague, Nathan Bills, Ph.D., edited and contributed chapters to “Robotic Surgery […]

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 […]

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