UNMC for the record

July 03, 2014

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Dmitry Oleynikov, M.D.
Dmitry Oleynikov, M.D., the Still Professor of Surgery, has been appointed chief of the section of gastrointestinal and minimally invasive surgery in the division of general surgery by division chief Jon Thompson, M.D. Dr. Oleynikov has an international reputation for his work in minimally invasive surgery and research in robotic surgery. He also is the director of the Center for Advanced Surgical Technology (CAST) and program director for the Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship at UNMC.

UNMC's Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) has won a national award from the American Academy of Family Physicians for professional development of students. The award will be given at this month's national AAFP student meeting in Kansas City. Mindy Lacey, M.D., serves as faculty adviser; Jolene Wees provides administrative support; and Audra Kennedy served as FMIG president this past year.

Ira Combs, community liaison nurse coordinator for the UNMC College of Public Health Center for Reducing Health Disparities, has been named to the board of directors for the Omaha Home for Boys.

The 17th annual Omaha Women's conference, titled "Let's Talk: What You Need to Know, But Won't Ask," will be Oct. 3 at the La Vista Conference Center in La Vista, Neb. More information on the conference is available here or by calling the Olson Center for Women's Health at 402-559-6345.

Christopher Warner has joined the University of Nebraska National Strategic Research Institute (NSRI), a United States Strategic Command-sponsored University Affiliated Research Center (UARC), as its business development director. Warner will develop new relationships to expand combating weapons of mass destruction, the focus of the NSRI. This UARC concentrates on five core research competencies in support of the United States Strategic Command, the Department of Defense and other agencies. Only 13 U.S. universities, including the University of Nebraska, hold the designation as a UARC. All UARCs are affiliated with leading research universities that are established to provide or maintain essential engineering, research and/or development capabilities through long term, strategic relations with the Department of Defense.

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