Nominations for Unsung Hero Award are open

Kristie Hayes, MD, recipient of the med center's 2023 Unsung Hero Award

The 2024 Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration will include recognition of colleagues doing good work in the community and at the med center. 

The third annual Unsung Hero Award will be presented during the event to a Nebraska Medicine or UNMC employee who demonstrates a positive attitude and professionalism at work; supports the community through volunteerism, service, outreach or encouragement; champions diversity personally and professionally; and displays ITEACH values.  

Last year’s winner was Kristie Hayes, MD, who was an associate professor and director of diversity for the UNMC Department of Dermatology before retiring and now serves part-time with the UNMC Ombuds Program.

The deadline to nominate or apply for the award is Friday, Dec. 8.