Sarah Hankin UNMC strategic communications

CRNA Week spotlight – Vanessa Rodriguez

Vanessa Rodriguez, CRNA, spent time in the hospital keeping her aunt company as she battled metastatic breast cancer – an experience that inspired her to pursue a career in nursing. “When you have a family member who is sick, you just want to help,” Rodriguez said. “Witnessing the impact of compassionate and competent care was […]

Jan 19, 2024

CRNA Week spotlight – Shelly Mathews

Shelly Mathews, CRNA, said she was drawn to nursing because of the variety of options available. “I was so indecisive about what I wanted to do with my life, and I saw nurses could do a lot – go into any field, work with all kinds of patients. This seemed like a good fit,” she […]

Jan 19, 2024

CRNA Week spotlight – Annette Ellis

Annette Ellis, CRNA, was initially drawn to a career in nursing from her personal experience with her terminally ill brother, which fueled in her a deep sense of compassion and a desire to make a positive impact on the lives of others facing health challenges. Her desire to merge advanced medical knowledge with compassionate care […]

Jan 19, 2024

Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist Education Committee

Nursing is a profession centered around helping others, a quality shared by certified registered nurse anesthetists Melissa Smith, Jaime Kobs and Jessica Buell. Smith, Kobs and Buell serve on the UNMC Department of Anesthesiology’s Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist Education Committee. The CRNAs in the UNMC Department of Anesthesiology coordinate with Bryan College of Health Sciences […]

Jan 19, 2024

Recognizing leadership during National CRNA Week

Each year, National CRNA Week recognizes certified registered nurse anesthetists and the invaluable service they provide to patients. The UNMC Department of Anesthesiology is celebrating the more than 60 certified registered nurse anesthetists during National CRNA Week and recognizing the dedication of Melissa Smith, Ann Donnelly-Haasch, and Jolynn Carlson, the associate directors of nurse anesthesia at Fritch Surgery Center, Village Pointe Health Center and Bellevue Medical Center.

Jan 19, 2024

Congratulations SRNA graduates

Six student registered nurse anesthetists (SRNAs) who trained alongside UNMC Department of Anesthesiology CRNAs recently completed their program’s clinical requirements and were awarded Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) degrees from Clarkson College. Beatrice Pradhan completed the program’s clinical requirements at Nebraska Medicine and will join the Department of Anesthesiology as a CRNA in February. […]

Jan 3, 2024

Dr. Gundry receives top proteomics award

The Human Proteome Organization gave Rebekah Gundry, PhD, its Clinical and Translational Proteomics Award.

Dec 29, 2023

UNMC researchers awarded RO1 funding to study maternal opioid use disorder

Dr. Pendyala is collaborating with Lynda Harris, PhD, on multi-PI research project grant that runs through July 2026.

Dec 18, 2023

25 years of service and going strong

Leaders and colleagues in the UNMC Department of Anesthesiology offered congratulations to Richard Holcomb, MD, assistant professor in the UNMC Department of Anesthesiology, as he celebrated his 25-year service anniversary with Nebraska Medicine and UNMC on Dec. 1. The anniversary is only one more milestone in a long and storied career, as Dr. Holcomb marked […]

Dec 18, 2023

Nebraska Medical Orchestra and Choir to perform

Annual Winter Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13.

Dec 8, 2023