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Paying it Forward: Husband Donates Kidney to a Stranger

When Tim Nowak’s wife, Judy, needed a kidney transplant, it started a chain reaction that no one saw coming. Pictured are back row, left to right: Tim Nowak (donor), Mark Howard (donor) and Joey Large (recipient), front row, Amanda Canning (recipient), Colette Tesar (recipient) and Regina Pederson (donor). After His Wife Received a Kidney Transplant, […]

FDA Learns from UNMC’s Orthopaedic Implant Lab

Ten FDA staffers visit UNMC to study orthopaedic implant testing techniques and developments. They are pictured with Hani Haider, PhD, professor and lab director, center, and Joel Weisenburger, research engineer, left. Ten implant reviewer experts from the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) visited Omaha Dec. 6 to 7 to study the orthopaedic […]

Strength in Mothers and Numbers

After welcoming a new baby, Jackie Holscher of Ankeny, Iowa, was diagnosed with breast cancer in May. Ashli Brehm (left), breast cancer survivor, put out the call to support Jackie Holscher, who could not breastfeed her child because of her cancer treatment. The response was overhwhelming. The mother of three met with a medical team […]

Melanie Stewart Named One of ’40 Under 40’

Melanie Stewart, campus sustainability manager, was recently named 40 Under 40 by Midlands Business Journal. Melanie Stewart, sustainability manager for Nebraska Medicine and UNMC, has been chosen as one of the 2017 recipients of the Midlands Business Journal’s annual 40 Under 40 Award. The award honors 40 Greater Omaha, Council Bluffs and Sarpy County entrepreneurs, […]

Nebraska Medicine Website Earns National Recognition

The NebraskaMed.com website has undergone some major changes in the past year in its appearance and functionality, and people are taking notice. The website recently earned a Silver for Best Overall Internet Site category at the 2017 eHealthcare Leadership Awards. “We’re happy to be recognized in this category after all the work that went into […]

Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center Takes National Stage

Ken Cowan, MD, PhD, director of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, left, escorts Jane Pauley of “CBS Sunday Morning.” CBS will air a segment on the Healing Arts program at the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center on its CBS Sunday Morning news magazine program on Sunday, Dec. 3. Locally, the show runs […]

Nebraska Medical Center Verified as State’s Only Level I Trauma Center

When Nebraska Medicine leadership announced a change to Omaha’s trauma system in August 2014, the announcement was made with an eye on the future. The goal: to expand its trauma services, provide 24/7/365 care and become a nationally recognized, Level I Trauma Center. Today, that goal has officially been met, with the American College of […]

Lab Sleuths Solve Mystery for World’s Benefit

A new discovery made by Nebraska Medicine and UNMC researchers has been named after retired colleague, Kathy Talmon, who was a lead technologist in the tuberculosis lab when she retired in 2014. Team Discovers a New Bacterium Species Laboratory sleuths at Nebraska Medicine and UNMC have discovered and named a disease-causing bacterium that was previously […]

Nebraska Medicine Now a Comprehensive Stroke Center

  William Thorell, MD, endovascular neurosurgeon Nebraska Medicine was recently certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by Joint Commission, in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Brain Attack Coalition — the highest level of stroke certification available. This advanced designation by the nation’s largest independent health care evaluation body means that Nebraska Medicine is […]

Adult congenital heart disease program accredited

  Shane Tsai, M.D. In recognition of its expertise in serving adults with congenital heart disease (CHD), Nebraska Medicine and Children’s Hospital & Medical Center’s joint Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) program has received accreditation from the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA), a nationwide organization focused on connecting patients, family members and health care providers […]

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