Walter Brooks UNMC public affairs

Powwow exhibit a must-see on Passport Partners Day

Among the many spectacular exhibits that can be seen during the Joslyn Art Museum Passport Partners Employee Day on Saturday is one titled “Faces from the Land: A Photographic Journey through Native America.” The exhibit, which features astonishing photographs of American Indian powwow dancers, has a special place in the heart of Terri Kalinowski, coordinator of The Nebraska Medical Center thrift store.

Jan 26, 2007

Whitney-Jackson recognized at Latino conference

Aura Whitney-Jackson’s status in south Omaha is undeniable. That she received the Lifetime Acheivement Award at the Seventh Annual Heartland Latino Leadership Conference last month served as a reminder of her importance to the south Omaha community and her status as one of the most respected Latinos in the United States.

Jan 11, 2007

UNMC volunteers do health screenings at Omaha mission

Ira Combs, UNMC community nurse coordinator and liaison to north Omaha for the Minority Health Education and Research Office, led a group of volunteers who helped administer flu shots and other health care services at the Fifth Annual “Mission Possible” event at Omaha’s Open Door Mission on Nov. 11.

Nov 29, 2006

Series of events to highlight World AIDS Day activities in Omaha

A series of nine events between Nov. 29 and Dec. 2, including a seminar at UNMC featuring Dr. Susan Swindells and an influential Catholic priest, will highlight World AIDS Day activities in Omaha this year.

Nov 27, 2006

MMI to lift curtain on autism and pediatric feeding disorders facilities

UNMC’s Munroe-Meyer Institute will unveil new facilities built to house the Autism Spectrum Disorders and Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program tomorrow. The facilities are designed to become a national center for clinical treatment and research on children with some of the most severe issues related to developmental disabilities.

Nov 14, 2006

Stuck on radiation science

At a pinning ceremony held in the Storz Pavilion of Clarkson Tower in September, 45 radiation science students took an oath of professionalism in front of more than 200 family members and friends.

Nov 1, 2006

Nationally-acclaimed educator to speak at UNMC on Monday

Vernellia Randall, professor of law at the University of Dayton (Ohio) and director of the school’s Academic Excellence Program, will speak here Monday, UNMC’s Office of Student Equity and Multicultural Affairs has announced.

Oct 27, 2006

Dr. Swindells is cautiously optimistic about new AIDS developments

In late September, in a major shift of policy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that all teenagers and most adults aged 13-64 have HIV tests as part of routine medical care. UNMC’s Dr. Susan Swindells says she is cautiously optimistic about the new developments.

Oct 19, 2006

Medical missionary to speak at UNMC on Thursday

Richard S. Bransford, M.D., a global health physician and missionary who has spent almost three decades as a surgeon in medical outposts in some of the world’s poorest regions, will speak at UNMC on Thursday.

Oct 4, 2006

Boyd-Ford among Nebraska Women of Distinction

Valda Boyd-Ford, UNMC director of Community and Multicultural Affairs, recently was honored as one of the three 2006 Nebraska Women of Distinction.

Sep 7, 2006