Press Release

Retirement Culminates Illustrious Career for Dr. Paustian

When Fred Paustian, M.D., retired at the end of June, it capped a brilliant teaching and medical career. “Fred Paustian is one of the giants on the UNMC faculty,” said Harold M. Maurer, M.D., dean of the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Medicine. “He committed his whole career to UNMC and helped make […]

Jul 10, 1997

Joel Bessmer, M.D., earns House Officer of the Year Award

Joel Bessmer, M.D., chief resident of the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s department of internal medicine, is the recipient of the “House Officer of the Year” award. The award was presented to Dr. Bessmer at the annual internal medicine banquet held June 6. All junior and senior medical students, house officers and full-time faculty members […]

Jul 8, 1997

Pediatric Patients, Families Benefit From UNMC Service to Nebraska

Quarterly trips throughout the state by a UNMC pediatric expert represent another innovative effort by the University of Nebraska Medical Center to reach out to underserved populations in the state. For the past 16 years, Bruce Buehler, M.D., has been making house calls across Nebraska, examining pediatric patients with special needs. Dr. Buehler is director […]

Jul 7, 1997

UNMC Seeks 10 Participants for Study of New Alzheimer’s Drug That May Improve Symptoms, Reduce Burden on Caregivers

The rise in the aging population of the United States is expected to dramatically increase the number of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Between 1995 and 2030, the number of people 65 and older will double. Four million people currently have Alzheimer’s disease. In another 35 years, it’s estimated 8 million will have it, said William […]

Jul 2, 1997

UNMC Seeks 60 Adults for Study of New Antidepressant Drug and Possible Effects on Sexual Functioning

The Creighton-Nebraska Department of Psychiatry is seeking 60 adults, 19 and older for an eight-week, seven-site research study that will compare the effect of three antidepressant drugs on sexual function. Participants must be suffering from depression but not taking medication. A newly-developed antidepressant drug, Wellbutrin Sustained Release, will be compared to the currently available antidepressant, […]

Jul 2, 1997


For more information, contact: Tom O’Connor, UNMC Public Affairs Phone: (402) 559-4690 Jo Miller, Saint Joseph Hospital PR Phone: (402) 449-4080 July 1, 1997 UNMC, Saint Joseph Hospital Begin Combined Air Ambulance Service A new era in air ambulance service for the region was launched today, as Saint Joseph Hospital’s Life Flight and the University […]

Jul 1, 1997

Dr. Henry St. Germain Named Adult Restorative Department Chairman

Henry St. Germain Jr., D.M.D., has been appointed chairman of the College of Dentistry’s adult restorative dentistry department at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. St. Germain becomes the deparment’s fourth chairman in its 23-year history. His appointment came after a national search, said Stephen Leeper, D.D.S., dean of the College of Dentistry, which […]

Jul 1, 1997

James Temme Assumes Presidency of UNMC’s Faculty Senate

James Temme, a Petersburg native, has been elected president of the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Faculty Senate. He took his post June 1. Temme, associate professor and program director, radiography, division of radiation science technology education in the School of Allied Health Professions, had served two terms as vice president of the senate. First […]

Jul 1, 1997

Two UNMC College of Nursing Alumnae Receive Distinguished Awards

Two Lincoln nurses have been honored for their outstanding achievement in nursing by the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Alumni Association. Patricia Lopez, community development coordinator for the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, received the Distinguished Alumnus Award, while Barbara Sittner, patient care coordinator at St. Elizabeth Community Health Center in Lincoln, received […]

Jun 27, 1997

Hormone Replacement Therapy Study Looking For Early Stage Endometrial Cancer Patients

The University of Nebraska Medical Center department of obstetrics and gynecology is part of a five-year, nationwide study on the long-term benefits of hormone replacement therapy for endometrial cancer patients. Approximately 2,000 patients are expected to participate in the study supported by the National Institute of Health. UNMC health care professionals involved in the study […]

Jun 26, 1997