UNMC for the record, May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

Image with caption: Mark Darby

Mark Darby

College of Nursing's Mark Darby honored

UNMC College of Nursing instructor Mark Darby was recognized recently by the Nebraska Nurse Association for its Positive Image in Nursing Award as part of National Nurses Week from May 6-12. 

Darby was one of 90 honorees. He was recognized for his work in North Omaha Area Health/Charles Drew Health Center and dedication to help underserved populations receive comprehensive care and increase access to care and eliminate health disparities.

Darby is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner.

Med center turns out for 2022 Greater Omaha Heart Walk

UNMC and Nebraska Medicine walkers teamed to raise $13,586 at this year's American Heart Association's Greater Omaha Heart Walk last Saturday. There were 23 UNMC and Nebraska Medicine teams and 167 med center participants. Overall, the event raised $472,878.

The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association's premier event in the community. It promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living in a fun, family environment.

UNMC recognized by the National Safety Council-Nebraska Chapter

In May, UNMC was recognized by the National Safety Council-Nebraska Chapter as one of Nebraska’s Safest Companies with Distinction for 13 years.

The recognition was bestowed at the council’s Celebration of Safety, an annual event honoring companies and individuals who make safety a priority. This year a total of 107 companies statewide were honored as Nebraska’s Safest Companies for their dedication to outstanding safety programs. These companies have implemented safety initiatives designed to reduce injuries and save lives.

UNMC has an exemplary safety record that is more than 50% better than national average compared to their industry classification and has implemented comprehensive safety programs. "Winning a Nebraska’s Safest Company Award clearly illustrates a company’s commitment to ensuring that their team members return home safely to their families at the end of each workday. The Celebration of Safety honors the Nebraska organizations that have achieved excellence in safety this past year and we are proud to recognize their achievements in providing a safer Nebraska," said Eric Koeppe, president/CEO, National Safety Council, Nebraska. 

Food trucks on campus

Food trucks will be on campus the week of May 23-27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in two spots on campus. 

East end of campus north of the UNMC ice rink:

  • Monday - Kebobs Gyros and Brats
  • Tuesday - No food truck
  • Wednesday - La Casa Pizza 
  • Thursday - Zemogs

Durham Research Center towers:

  • Wednesday - Kebobs Gyros and Brats
  • Friday - TBD