Victoria Cerino

Dental professor receives National Student Research Mentor Award

UNMC College of Dentistry Associate Professor, Sreenivas Koka, D.D.S., Ph.D., recently received the American Association for Dental Research’s Student Research Group Mentor Award. The award recognizes outstanding faculty members with experience in research and who support student research.

Apr 9, 2002

Study examines home-based cardiac rehabilitation vs. traditional cardiac rehab

Researchers at the UNMC College of Nursing have received a $100,000 grant from the American Heart Association to conduct a preliminary study to determine whether home-based cardiac rehabilitation is an effective alternative to traditional cardiac rehabilitation.

UNMC researchers will study 50 Omaha-area study participants, age 40- to 80-years-old, who have had a heart attack or coronary artery bypass. The clinical site for the study will be Nebraska Health System (NHS).

Mar 29, 2002

College of Dentistry to provide free dental care to 185 underserved children

UNMC’s College of Dentistry will host Children’s Dental Day Monday, April 8. The day-long event will provide 185 children from Lincoln, Beatrice, Grand Island and Harvard, a day of free dental screening, diagnosis, care and education.

Mar 29, 2002

New report available on health status of Nebraskans

Nebraska leads the nation when it comes to the number of critical access hospitals — designated hospitals that receive federal funds to strengthen rural health. This and other information is available in “The Nebraska Health Information Project: 2001 Databook,” the latest report on the health status of Nebraskans.

Mar 27, 2002

April’s mini-medical school focuses on ‘Taking Charge of Your Health’

UNMC and eight sites across Nebraska invite the public to attend UNMC Mini-Medical School, a free health educational series for three consecutive Thursdays beginning April 11.

The three-part series, titled, “Taking Charge of Your Health,” will focus on the changing health-care provider/patient relationship. Patients, thanks in large part to the Internet, now are more educated about their health and health products, which has created a new dynamic in the patient-health provider relationship.

Mar 22, 2002

Jan Atwood, Ph.D., receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Jan Atwood, Ph.D., of UNMC’s College of Nursing, recently received the Midwest Nursing Research Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the society’s annual conference in Chicago. The Midwest Nursing Research Society, which covers a 13-state region, has more than 1,400 members. For 20 years, it has been promoting the growth of nursing research quality and quantity in the Midwest.

Mar 19, 2002

Cell biologists help build UNMC’s dental research program

For cell biologists Margaret Wheelock, Ph.D., and Keith Johnson, Ph.D., the 10th floor of the Lied Transplant Center is a second home. From there, the husband-and-wife team has a clear view of research progress at UNMC and clear goals for how their research could someday help people with oral cancer.

Mar 15, 2002

College of Nursing to host open house, job fair

The UNMC College of Nursing and Omaha and Lincoln chapters of the Nebraska Student Nurse Association, will host an open house and job fair Saturday, March 9, from noon to 2 p.m. The event is targeted toward those interested in learning about nursing careers, advanced nursing degrees and available jobs in nursing.

Mar 7, 2002

College of Dentistry dean receives national Award of Excellence from peers

John Reinhardt, D.D.S., dean of the UNMC College of Dentistry, recently received the Award of Excellence from the Academy of Operative Dentistry at its annual meeting in Chicago.

The award, presented annually since 1986, recognizes recipients for their service to the academy, free-sharing and innovative ideas in the teaching of operative dentistry, and continuous promotion of excellence in operative dentistry at the national and international level.

Mar 5, 2002

Dental students achieve 100 percent pass rate on national exam

Dental students at the UNMC College of Dentistry in Lincoln have demonstrated they are prepared for the challenges of practicing dentistry when they graduate in May. All of the 43 senior students recently passed Part 2 of the American Dental Association’s National Board Examination.

Feb 26, 2002