Excellence Award from Vizient, Inc. for Quality Leadership Performance Nebraska Medicine is honored to announce its recognition by Vizient, Inc., as a recipient of the 2016 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD Quality Leadership Award. The award recognizes Nebraska Medicine’s performance among more than 100 academic medical centers participating in Vizient’s Quality and Accountability Study. Thirteen academic […]

Study aims to improve pancreatic cancer therapies

by John Keenan, UNMC public relations Pankaj Singh, Ph.D. Pankaj Singh, Ph.D., professor in the Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases, is the corresponding author of a paper published this month in the journal “Cancer Cell.”Dr. Singh’s paper, “MUC1 and HIF-1alpha Signaling Crosstalk Induces Anabolic Glucose Metabolism to Impart Gemcitabine Resistance to […]

Glaucoma breakthrough featured in journal Stem Cells

by Lisa Spellman, UNMC public relations Postdoctoral scholar Pooja Teotia, Ph.D., and Iqbal Ahmad, Ph.D., a professor in the department of ophthalmology and visual sciences. A UNMC researcher has discovered that a common form of glaucoma that strikes adults may have early origin.The discovery, which is detailed in the August 9 issue of the journal […]

Treatment of Acute Stroke with IV tPA

Marco Gonzalez-Castellon, MD Every year, more than 800,000 people have a stroke. Stroke is the number one cause of non-traumatic long term disability in the United States. Ischemic stroke is a treatable condition. Since 1996, there has been a specific treatment for acute ischemic stroke. Recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) was approved by the Food […]

2017 Update on Evolving Therapies for Multiple Myeloma and AL Amyloidosis

Muhamed Baljevic, MD A number of targeted immune therapies and small molecules are emerging as potential candidates with tremendous potential for the treatment of multiple myeloma and AL amyloidosis. With different strategies designed to either harness the power of our own immune system in the fight against cancer, or to target molecules found in myeloma […]

Remarkable Recovery: Local boy thriving after triple organ transplant

Alex Leach had never had food or even tried water in his life. But now, after a triple organ transplant, Alex’s life is brand new. But as you’ll see in this story from WDAY, his zest for life will never change.

Robotic Thyroid Surgery Doesn’t Leave a Visible Scar

We’re One of a Few Academic Medical Centers Offering Robotic Thyroidectomies Katie O’Callaghan was working the checkout line at her parents’ grocery store in Hastings, Nebraska, when a customer noticed a lump on O’Callaghan’s neck. The 24 year old, who was four months pregnant with her first child, brought it up at her next OB/GYN […]

Patient Shares Emotional Story of Her Quest for a Kidney

Below is a Blog Written by Kimberly Pilar, Kidney Transplant Patient I was first diagnosed with kidney failure in January 2004 when I was just 20 years old. I was in my third year of college at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. Everything changed that day. I was no longer a normal college […]

Effective Parkinson’s Management Requires Comprehensive Care by Multidisciplinary Team

Danish Bhatti, MD The needs of Parkinson’s patients are very diverse and become even more complex as the disease progresses. “If we can get to them early on, we can initiate changes that are so important in making meaningful impact,” says Danish Bhatti, MD, neurologist and co-director of the Parkinson’s Disease Clinic at Nebraska Medicine, along […]

One of the Largest Living-Donor Kidney Transplant Chains

Nine Donors and Nine Recipients Meet Face-to-face for the First Time All 18 donors and recipients attended the June 8 press conference. Fourteen weeks after being part of the largest internal living-donor kidney transplant chain in Nebraska history, 18 people from different cities, states and backgrounds met face-to-face for the first time. The week of […]

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