‘Eye Scream’ to celebrate the late Dr. Truhlsen’s birthday

The late Stanley Truhlsen, MD

The late Stanley Truhlsen, MD

There was nothing the late Stanley Truhlsen, MD, loved more than the UNMC community and his favorite frozen treat.

This Friday, Nov. 11, faculty, staff and students are invited to the Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute for free “Eye Scream” to celebrate Dr. Truhlsen’s birthday.

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free ice cream from eCreamery will be provided for all members of the UNMC/Nebraska Medicine community who attend.

The celebration, hosted by Truhlsen Eye Institute and the University of Nebraska Foundation, will be held outside the Truhlsen Eye Institute and in the first-floor lobby. Tables and seating will be available inside. Share your ice cream photos on social media using #EyeScream.

 Amy Volk of the University of Nebraska Foundation delivers ice cream to Dr. Stanley Truhlsen on his 101st birthday.

The late Dr. Truhlsen was nationally recognized in the field of ophthalmology. He graduated from UNMC in 1944 from a three-year class due to World War II. Dr. Truhlsen served as first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Medical Corps.

“Considering Dr. Truhlsen’s service to his country, it’s only fitting that his birthday be celebrated on Veteran’s Day,” said Matt Pohren of the University of Nebraska Foundation.

A community leader and philanthropist, Dr. Truhlsen helped position UNMC and Nebraska Medicine as national leaders.

Amy Volk, senior vice president and chief development officer at the University of Nebraska Foundation, worked with Dr. Truhlsen for over 20 years and said his generous spirit is his legacy.

“He was the most welcoming, regular guy, with a sparkle in his eye and a ready smile,” she said. “He wanted to make a difference in our community, and he wanted the Truhlsen Eye Institute to be a national leader in ophthalmic care and research.”

Volk recalled visiting Dr. Truhlsen last year for his birthday. She said he beamed when they delivered him a quart of specialty ice cream labeled “Eye Scream.”

“Dr. Truhlsen would be so glad that we’re continuing to celebrate him and all he has meant to us,” she said. “We’re so fortunate to have had him in our lives.”

Ronald Krueger, MD, director of the Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute at UNMC, said the event is a great way to commemorate him.

“Even after Dr. Truhlsen’s passing, we at the Truhlsen Eye Institute want to remember his birthday in a special way,” he said.

Nov. 13 would have marked Dr Truhlsen’s 102nd birthday. For more on his legacy, click here.

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