Walter Brooks UNMC public affairs

Chinese medical students start historic rotations at UNMC

Three medical students from Shanghai Jiaotong University Medical School are the first exchange personnel from SJUMS to the United States as part of the new Asia Pacific Rim Development Program.

Oct 25, 2005

Chinese students, faculty arrive on campus

Meet the first Chinese students and faculty adviser to be part of the historic Asia Pacific Rim Development Program era in Nebraska.

Oct 25, 2005

Students, interns from black colleges face hurricane’s aftermath

Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent flooding closed two of the nation’s foremost historically black universities and colleges – Xavier University and Dillard University. Both institutions have sent graduates to UNMC, but Dillard is particularly close to UNMC because it was the first African American university to join UNMC in a formal affiliation partnership. Find out how the campuses are faring in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Oct 13, 2005

UNMC Youth Learning Center student honored

While other students thought Josh Irvin was just horsing around, 11-year old Precious Moore knew he was in trouble. Her classmate was choking and trying to get someone’s attention. Moore, who had received training in the abdominal thrust procedure during one of her classes at the UNMC Youth Learning Center, used the procedure to save her friend’s life.

Oct 7, 2005

MMI AmeriCorps hosts child identification day

Learn more about the Child Identification Day hosted by the Munroe-Meyer Institute AmeriCorps volunteers last month. Officials plan to have another ID day in January.

Oct 4, 2005

Dr. Pamies co-authors book on health disparities

Rubens Pamies, M.D., vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean for graduate studies at UNMC, and David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., interim president of the Morehouse School of Medicine and former U.S. Surgeon General, will host a book signing ceremony today in Atlanta, Ga., for their new book, “Multicultural Medicine and Health Disparities.”

Sep 22, 2005

Minority youth seminar set for Sept. 14

More than 70 minority middle school and high school students are expected to attend the sixth annual Stepping Forward/Reaching Back youth mentoring seminar on Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at UNMC. This year’s keynote speaker is Pfizer, Inc. District Manager James Anthony “Tony” Gates.

Sep 13, 2005

Midwest’s first global health conference Sept. 9-11

Two UNMC organizations that focus on international relations and health – International Studies & Programs and Student Alliance for Global Health – will host the Midwest’s first global health conference. The conference, titled, “Bridging Health Divides: Engaging in Global Health at Home and Abroad,” will be Sept. 9-11, at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 555 S. 10th St., in Omaha.

Aug 26, 2005

Osteoporosis among African Americans studied

The first studies published on low bone density and fracture-related outcomes among African American patients indicate that osteoporosis is not only a painful word, it can be debilitating – even lethal – and at a rate far out of proportion to outcomes for Caucasians. Ted Mikuls, M.D., assistant professor in rheumatology and immunology at UNMC, is primary investigator and co-author of two recently published studies.

Aug 23, 2005

Moves don’t deter distance learning student

If Maria Manske had gotten a bachelor’s degree in radiation science from UNMC while she lived 40 miles away in Fremont, it would have been a short daily commute to campus. Instead, she earned her degree while moving four times in two years and living as far away as Chapel Hill, N.C. – almost 1,500 miles. But because of UNMC’s distance learning online degree completion program, Manske didn’t feel so distant.

Aug 12, 2005