10/10 Finding Balance

The pain that Rachel Smith felt just under her breastbone was like no pain she had ever felt before. It was debilitating pain; pain that caused her to drop to the floor unable to stand pain. On a scale of one to 10, it was a 10. That’s how Smith remembers her first pancreatitis attack. […]

A Standing Ovation

Cora Christensen describes her care at The Nebraska Medical Center like that of a well-rehearsed symphony — a welcome relief when much of her health over the past 30 years has been more like an opera with its share of tragic moments. Having the right care in competent and experienced hands not only saved her […]

Keeping Hope Alive | Personalized Brain Cancer Treatment

No one wants to hear the word cancer. But if there is one cancer that you would least like to hear come from your doctor’s mouth, it would probably be brain cancer. While brain cancer is very rare, affecting less than 1 percent of the population, it also has one of the least favorable outcomes. […]

Grant will help lab’s efforts to battle ovarian cancer

by John Keenan, UNMC public relations Cheng Wang, Ph.D. Cheng Wang, Ph.D., assistant professor, obstetrics/gynecology, recently received a grant to study the initiation and progression of ovarian cancer. The $70,000 grant came from Colleen’s Dream Foundation and local community efforts in Harlan, Iowa. About the Foundation Colleen’s Dream Foundation started in 2012 and supports research […]

Nebraska Medicine named to 100 Great Hospitals list

by Nebraska Medicine public relations For the second straight year, Becker’s Hospital Review has named Nebraska Medicine, UNMC’s primary clinical partner, to its list of “100 Great Hospitals in America.” The prestigious list includes some of the most prominent, forward-thinking and focused health care facilities in the nation. Becker’s list To see the complete 2015 […]

UNMC ranked in top 10 for primary care, PA programs

by John Keenan, UNMC public relations UNMC Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., center, and Paul Paulman, M.D., professor of family medicine, right, with medical students in the simulation lab. UNMC’s primary care program jumped two slots and is now ranked No. 4 in the country in the 2016 ranking of the nation’s top graduate schools […]

Officials to join Biocontainment Unit anniversary event

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, Rep. Brad Ashford and Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert will be among the guests Friday as the UNMC/Nebraska Medicine Biocontainment Unit celebrates its 10th anniversary. From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Nicole Lurie, M.D., also will attend. Students, faculty and staff of UNMC […]

New Lung Transplant Program Expected to Begin Early Summer

By early summer, leadership plans to once again perform lung transplants.   Heather Strah, MD, Medical director of Lung Transplantation “There is definitely a need for a lung transplant program in this area,” says Heather Strah, MD, director of Lung Transplantation at Nebraska Medicine. “The nearest programs are almost 400 miles away. This creates quite […]

Nebraska Ebola team draws presidential praise

by John Keenan, UNMC public relations From left, Angela Hewlett, M.D., Phil Smith, M.D., Rep. Jeff Fortenberry and UNMC Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D. World-class care. That’s the verdict of President Barack Obama while discussing the treatment received by Richard Sacra, M.D., at UNMC and Nebraska Medicine’s Biocontainment Unit. President Obama was speaking Wednesday at […]

Cancer center attracting top talent

by Karen Burbach, UNMC public relations The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, which will open in 2017, has added five new translational cancer researchers to its staff in recent months. The recruits hail from some of the nation’s top scientific and medical institutions. Collectively, they bring more than $5 million in cancer research funding […]

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