Walter Brooks UNMC public affairs

Ford to receive international volunteer award

Valda Boyd Ford, director of UNMC’s Community and Multicultural Affairs, will receive the 2006 Unite For Sight International Volunteer of the Year Award. She was selected from more than 4,000 volunteers worldwide who served the organization last year.

Mar 30, 2006

Health fair draws capacity crowd

The Black Family Health and Wellness Association’s annual health fair has evolved into one of the best attended community health fairs in Nebraska.

Mar 29, 2006

Medical missions give meaning to spring break

The Student Alliance for Global Health (SAGH) – the UNMC campus organization devoted to providing students and faculty opportunities in international medicine — has a record number medical mission teams visiting five countries during this month’s spring break.

Mar 10, 2006

Dr. Asojo receives UNO Women of Color award

Oluwatoyin Asojo, Ph.D., has seen first-hand the devastation of such diseases as malaria, hookworm and HIV in her native Nigeria. As a child, she made a promise to herself to do something about it – and she has.

Mar 7, 2006

Drs. Pamies, Satcher schedule on-campus book signing

On Saturday, Rubens Pamies, M.D., UNMC vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean of graduate studies, and David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., interim president of Morehouse School of Medicine and former U.S. Surgeon General, will give a special presentation and sign copies of their book, “Multicultural Medicine and Health Disparities.”

Feb 7, 2006

Campus to celebrate Chinese New Year

Are you ready to party like it’s 4037? Well, according to the traditional Chinese calendar, that is what year it will be on Jan. 29. Click to learn more about the Chinese New Year and the on-campus activities.

Jan 27, 2006

MMI plans center for autism, pediatric feeding disorders

UNMC’s Munroe-Meyer Institute has added two former Johns Hopkins University researchers and plans to remodel the former Brace Place into a new Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders and Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program.

Jan 19, 2006

Muellenberg shifts gears after 22 years

On Dec. 31, Phyllis Muellenberg retired after 22 years as director of the School of Allied Health’s Clinical Laboratory Science Program. But that doesn’t mean she’s going anywhere. Today’s tea honoring Muellenberg is from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Private Dining Rooms A & B.

Jan 12, 2006

White privilege focus of Jan. 16 Martin Luther King program

Robert Jensen, Ph.D., associate professor, School of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin, has written a book about skin color in American society – the unseen and unspoken privileges that are accorded simply because one has white skin. On Jan. 16, Dr. Jensen will be the guest speaker for the 2006 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday commemoration.

Jan 9, 2006

Music as Medicine brings holiday cheer to campus

Last week’s Music as Medicine program, featuring the Omaha North High Schol orchestra and show choir, brought holiday cheer to more than 100 campus attendees.

Dec 19, 2005