UNMC for the record

February 01, 2019

Physicians enjoy Big Ten spotlight
Nebraska Medicine and UNMC physicians recently received nationwide publicity, after being featured in the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium December newsletter. Pavankumar Tandra, M.B.B.S., medical oncologist, was profiled in the newsletter's Investigator Spotlight. Matthew Lunning, D.O., hematologist/medical oncologist, and David Anderson, Ph.D., post-doctoral research associate in UNMC's Mind & Brain Health Labs, shared an article regarding the medical center's use of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, encouraging physicians to be mindful about the toxicities patients can experience. Drs. Lunning and Anderson discuss the work underway at Nebraska Medicine to explore ways to develop biological predictors of CAR T-related toxicities.

Windy Williams Alonso, Ph.D., receives Rural Nurse Grant
Windy Williams Alonso, Ph.D., post-doctoral research associate at the UNMC College of Nursing, is the recipient of this year's Rural Nurse Grant from the Rural Nursing Organization. She and her team will be using the $500 research grant to study people who have heart failure in rural Nebraska. The study is mixed method and uses the ecological model for health promotion as the study's framework.

Tickets available to TEDxUNO 2019
TEDxUNO 2019 will take place in the Strauss Performing Arts Center, located on UNO's Dodge Campus, on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 2 to 6 p.m. Tickets are now on sale - for more information on the event and to purchase tickets, click here.

Speakers will include: Suzanne Adams, Aakriti Agrawal, Carrie Anderson, Rev. Dr. Scott Jones, Madison Larimore, Kate Lund, Ph.D., Dominique Morgan, Gatluak Ramdiet, and Sasha Shillcutt, M.D.


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