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O’Malley Trust Gift Endows Allied Health Scholarship Program

The Charles R. O'Malley Charitable Lead Trust, as part of the University of Nebraska “Our Students, Our Future” Initiative, has given a gift to the College of Allied Health Professions that has the potential to be the largest in the college's history. The gift includes both outright funds and the pledge of matching funds to […]

Sep 20, 2017

Parkinson’s disease may have met it’s match

Instead of discovering an entirely new drug for a disease, researchers sometimes find that an existing drug can have positive effects on a different disease. That’s what UNMC researchers did. In a breakthrough discovery, they found that an existing chemotherapy drug may have restorative, even curative, effects on Parkinson’s disease (PD) – a disease that […]

Sep 20, 2017

Oh, the Thinks You Can Think

If you open your mind, Oh, the thinks you will find Lining up to get loose! For the second year in a row, Camp Munroe Theater Company participants, ages 6 to 25, delighted an audience with a summer theater production – "Oh, the Thinks You Can Think." Yes, think – think right over the brink. […]

Sep 20, 2017

Compound May Offer New Deterrent To Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes buzz, bite, suck our blood, make us itch and worst of all spread serious, even deadly diseases, like chikungunya, dengue, malaria, yellow fever and Zika. And if that isn't enough? "A lot of people don't realize that mosquitoes have kidneys, and when they take a blood meal from you they also urinate on you […]

Sep 20, 2017

SIM-NE Trucks in a Rural Town Near You

Medical emergencies require the response of highly trained health professionals. Now, four high-tech rolling classrooms deliver training free to emergency medical service agencies and critical access hospitals in every corner of Nebraska. In June, Simulation in Motion Nebraska trucks (SIM-NE) were sent to four cities – Kearney, Norfolk, Lincoln and Scottsbluff – to provide real-life […]

Sep 20, 2017

Impact in Education Awards

Last fall, Dele Davies, M.D., vice chancellor for academic affairs, created seven new awards – Impact in Education Awards – to recognize the dedication and ingenuity of UNMC educators. In addition to the Educator Laureate, categories include innovation, leadership, mentorship, service, interprofessional and research. The awards were presented on Feb. 10. “The Impact in Education […]

Sep 20, 2017

David O’Dell, M.D., is inaugural Educator Laureate

At one time, David O'Dell, M.D., wanted to be a high school teacher. Life took him in a different direction. But within his medical career, Dr. O'Dell still became a teacher – such a good one, in fact, that students awarded him so many teaching awards he became ineligible to receive more. Then, earlier this […]

Sep 20, 2017

Art Lifts and Heals the Spirit

When Marcia O’Donovan underwent treatment for lymphoma, she says it was art that rested her soul. "It really does make a huge difference," she said, "in regaining your strength and spirit." It’s because cancer knocks you so low, she said. It makes you realize you can’t do this on your own. It makes patients and […]

Sep 20, 2017

Touched by Cancer

Too many of us have been touched by cancer. That was evident by the immense support of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, where a creative fusion of art, science and patient care come together to fight the deadly disease. During a May 23 dedication ceremony, patients, donors and local and state dignitaries gathered […]

Sep 20, 2017

Easi-CRISPR: A Breakthrough in Genome Engineering

A study published May 17 in the journal Genome Biology shows how highly popular, custom genetically engineered animal models are easily generated using a new, patent-pending technology called Easi (Efficient additions with ssDNA inserts)-CRISPR. Easi-CRISPR allows researchers to create these much-needed animal models at previously unheard of rates and significantly lower cost. "With Easi-CRISPR, creating […]

Sep 20, 2017