Victoria Cerino

Nursing celebrates diversity with Hispanic Heritage Month event

More than 100 faculty, students and staff from the UNMC College of Nursing in Omaha, Lincoln, Kearney and Scottsbluff, took a trip over the noon hour to Latin America. In reality, participants celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month on campus, learning about Latin American culture.

Sep 10, 2002

Medical students discover benefits of National Guard membership

You can imagine how happy Rachel Blake, M.D., was when she found out her medical school student loans would be paid off about three years after graduation.

In exchange for her medical services for one weekend a month and 15 days of annual training a year, the resident and Nebraska Army National Guard member receives student loan repayment, monthly pay, low cost life insurance, credits toward a military retirement and other benefits.

Sep 9, 2002

Dr. Piper honored internationally for helping cancer patients

For Barbara Piper, D.N.S., the drive to help cancer patients manage their fatigue began in 1977. Recently, Dr. Piper, associate professor of nursing at UNMC, was honored for her significant, international contributions in cancer care.

Sep 6, 2002

UNMC physician finds pyrotechnics hobby a blast

When Tom Poulton, M.D., isn’t taking care of critically ill children, spending time with his family or planting flowers in the yard, you might find him playing with fire.

For three days, at the crack of dawn, the UNMC professor of pediatrics, critical care and anesthesiology helped build and detonate pyrotechnics that would add realism to simulated airfield strafing and bomb runs during last month’s Offutt Air Force Base air show.

Sep 5, 2002

Discovery may lead to treating aneurysms with drugs, not surgery

A new discovery by a team of researchers at UNMC will be the featured cover story in the Sept. 3 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, a peer-reviewed biomedical research journal published by the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI). The two-year study was funded, in part, by a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health and a $300,000 grant from the American Heart Association.

Aug 28, 2002

Researchers study role of protein in multiple sclerosis

Thomas Petro, Ph.D, department of oral biology, UNMC College of Dentistry, has been awarded a $209,000, three-year grant from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to study a cell protein called Interleukin-12 (IL-12) to determine its role in multiple sclerosis.

Aug 6, 2002

Dr. Maurer travels to Wahoo, David City

UNMC Chancellor Harold M. Maurer, M.D., Mike Sitorius, M.D., chair of the UNMC department of family medicine, and Bob Bartee, executive assistant to the chancellor, traveled to Wahoo and David City Tuesday. They visited with hospital administrators in David City and toured the health facility where 21 of the practicing health providers are UNMC alumni.

Jul 25, 2002

Study finds need for education on hormone replacement therapy

Susan Wilhelm, Ph.D., assistant professor in UNMC’s College of Nursing Scottsbluff Division, was as surprised as many with the recent news that the National Institutes of Health halted a hormone replacement therapy (HRT) study about three years early, citing health risks.

The news most likely will affect follow-up in Dr. Wilhelm’s recent study, which looked at the factors affecting a woman’s decision on whether to take hormone replacement therapy.

Jul 22, 2002

Dr. Froeschle chosen as ADEA 2002 scholar-in-residence

Mary Lynn Froeschle, D.D.S., associate professor, UNMC College of Dentistry Department of Adult Restorative Dentistry and director of patient care, has been selected as the American Dental Education Association’s 2002 Warner-Lambert/Enid A. Neidle Scholar-in-Residence.

Jul 1, 2002

UNMC researchers’ work may herald new anti-malarial drug

A team of researchers led by a UNMC College of Pharmacy faculty member recently received recognition for its work in the discovery of a compound that shows promise in the development of a cheaper, more effective anti-malarial drug with fewer side effects.

Jun 19, 2002