Shayleen Hubbard of Central City, pictured above, was part of a group of 54 UNMC College of Nursing Kearney Division nursing students who provided about 1,000 blood pressure screenings, assisted nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner students with skin cancer screenings and learned about farm safety issues last week during Husker Harvest Days in Grand Island.
Dr. Hinrichs addresses national Blue Cross/Blue Shield convention
Steven Hinrichs, M.D., chair of pathology and microbiology, gave an invited lecture at the national convention of BlueCross/Blue Shield affiliated companies and their chief information officers.
The meeting was attended by representatives of 35 national affiliates and was held in Omaha, Sept. 17-19. The title of Dr. Hinrichs' presentation was "Empowering Precision Medicine through Genomics and Informatics."
"I appreciated that their leadership wanted to learn more about the scientific drivers behind molecular medicine and where this field is headed," Dr. Hinrichs said. "They are facing many challenges and our experts can play a very helpful role."
It was the first time in more than 15 years that the BC/BS national convention was held in Omaha.
College of Nursing personnel show that 'Kindness Rocks'
During the meeting, team members painted words of encouragement or positive images on rocks to bring smiles to people's faces.
The rocks were placed outside between the College of Nursing and Center for Nursing Science buildings where they can be picked up, added to, and shared with anyone who needs a pick-me-up. Faculty and staff members will continue to work on activities to engage team building and support each other throughout the year.