Victoria Cerino

CON Lincoln Division receives $1.3 million grant to study home health device

The UNMC College of Nursing Lincoln Division has received a $1.3 million grant to study the effectiveness of a home health device in improving the management of symptoms in older patients following heart surgery. The researchers, whose grant is funded by the National Institutes of Health National Institute of Nursing Research, will recruit 284 Nebraskans for the study.

Jun 18, 2002

UNMC to host Nebraska eighth-graders at annual Health/Science Meet

UNMC will host 60 eighth-graders from 21 schools across Nebraska at its 10th Health/Science Meet, which runs through Saturday. The students qualified for the meet by submitting science projects in regional science competitions earlier this year.

Jun 7, 2002

College of Nursing study to prevent osteoporosis in breast cancer survivors

UNMC’s College of Nursing has received more than $2.9 million to evaluate a new approach to prevent osteoporosis in breast cancer survivors after menopause.

The five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Nursing Research, may provide an alternative treatment for breast cancer survivors, most of whom cannot take hormone replacement therapy, the most frequently used preventive treatment. (See story for audio clips).

Jun 6, 2002

Latinas Unidas invites public to its 10th anniversary celebration May 17

Latinas Unidas invites the public to celebrate its 10th anniversary, Friday, May 17, at 6 p.m., at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Latinas Unidas is a network of primarily Latina women that encourages personal and professional growth of Latina women.

May 10, 2002

Cornhusker linebacker tackles nursing profession

As a linebacker for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Tim Miller uses his body to tackle opponents. But it’s his intellect he uses when he tells people he’s studying to be a nurse.

The 6-foot-1, 215-pound sophomore who grew up on a farm near Elmwood, Neb., isn’t bothered by the ribbing he gets from fellow athletes. Instead, he uses it as an opportunity to educate others on the role of nurses.

May 8, 2002

Survivors of heart disease, stroke make 2002 Heart Walk a personal quest

For many of the individuals and families participating in Saturday’s eighth annual Omaha-Metro American Heart Walk, the walk had personal meaning. With 1,703 people registering for the walk, $305,382 has been raised so far. UNMC received an award for the top fundraising company, raising $32,788 to date. See story for photos.

May 7, 2002

Nursing career blossoms for mother, daughter

Dawn Franklin has watched her mother build a lifelong career in nursing. On Saturday, the 26-year-old will start building her own career when she graduates with a bachelor’s degree from the UNMC College of Nursing.

The ceremony falls during National Nurses Week, which begins May 6 and culminates May 12 on the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of the nursing profession.

May 6, 2002

UNMC researcher honored for pioneering work on aging

It was a magazine article titled “Tomorrow You May Be Younger” that first led Denham Harman, M.D., Ph.D., to ponder the cause of aging. The year was 1945.

Since then, the Millard Professor and emeritus professor of internal medicine at UNMC has gained international acclaim for his widely accepted aging theory. Known as the father of the free radical theory of aging, Dr. Harman also discovered the role of antioxidants (vitamins C, E and beta-carotene) in fighting heart disease and cancer.

In recognition of his pioneering work, family and friends of Dr. Harman, through the University of Nebraska Foundation, established the Denham Harman, M.D., Ph.D., Lectureship in Biomedical Gerontology.

Apr 22, 2002

College of Dentistry provides dental care to 185 needy children

For six hours Monday approximately 185 children received dental care they might otherwise not have gotten thanks to 200 UNMC dental and dental hygiene students and residents.

Apr 12, 2002

College of Nursing Kearney Division to celebrate 25th anniversary April 13

The UNMC College of Nursing Kearney Division will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a variety of activities Saturday, April 13. The division, located on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus in the West Center Building, draws nursing students from a 100-125-mile radius around Kearney.

Apr 10, 2002