Walter Brooks UNMC public affairs

Camp Munroe kids enjoy petting zoo

Children participating in the 2006 Munroe-Meyer Institute Camp Munroe program received an extra special treat last month. Mark and Lori Celesky of Boarding House Farms, Inc., an educational animal display company, brought half a dozen animals to campus so the kids could enjoy their own personal petting zoo.

Aug 18, 2006

Rural physical therapist first to complete geriatric mini-fellowship

North Platte Physical Therapist William Mackley is the first health professional in Nebraska to complete the Geriatric Mini-fellowship offered through the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Nebraska Geriatric Education Center (NEBGEC). Dr. Mackley completed the distance learning program in June and eventually will be followed by more than 100 other health professionals in the state currently enrolled in the program.

Aug 4, 2006

Munroe-Meyer Guild raises $39,000 at garden walk, faire

The Munroe-Meyer Guild sold nearly 1,900 tickets and raised $39,000 at this year’s Garden Walk and Garden Faire.

Jul 7, 2006

Dr. Potter president of the American Geriatrics Society

Jane Potter, M.D., recently was named president of the American Geriatrics Society, the nation’s top association of health specialists and researchers on the elderly.

Jun 19, 2006

Student Medical & Dental Education Program brings diversity

UNMC recently welcomed the most diverse group of undergraduates ever. The 78 students from over 50 universities and colleges make up the inaugural class of UNMC’s Student Medical and Dental Education Program. UNMC is one of only 12 campuses in the nation to host the prestigious program.

Jun 12, 2006

Munroe-Meyer Guild to hold Garden Walk & Faire June 11

The 39th Annual Garden Walk will be Sunday, June 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (rain or shine). Sponsored by the Munroe-Meyer Guild at UNMC, proceeds will support MMI’s therapeutic, training and research activities benefiting children, youth and adults with developmental disabilities and chronic handicapping conditions.

Jun 8, 2006

UNMC grad provides medical support in Afghanistan

When Wendy Johnson graduated from the UNMC Physician Assistant Education program in December 1998, she realized not only her dream for a health professions career, but a military one as well.

Jun 7, 2006

Dr. Iwen among 2006 outstanding teachers

The roots of Pete Iwen’s teaching styles lay in a triangle of influences from his upbringing in Arthur, N.D., a small farming community about 30 minutes northwest of Fargo. This is the second in a series of profiles on this year’s outstanding teachers. The awardees will be recognized April 25 at 4 p.m. during the Annual Faculty Meeting in the Durham Research Center Auditorium.

Apr 19, 2006

Students sought for international conference in Beijing

Applications are now being accepted for the selection of 12 students to attend the International Student Forum in Beijing, China, June 30-July 2. UNMC was invited to the annual forum as a result of UNMC’s Asia Pacific Rim Development Program, inaugurated in early 2005. Applications are due April 15.

Apr 7, 2006

Arts for Hearts seeks painters

Organizers of this year’s Arts for Hearts Show and Silent Auction are seeking up to 30 people to hand-paint plates and mugs for the annual art and craft show. Proceeds from the May event support the Munroe-Meyer Institute’s Recreation Therapy Program.

Apr 6, 2006