Press Release

Nebraska High School Honor Students Attend UNMC Health Career Workshop

Nineteen Nebraska high school students participated in a one-week Summer Health Professions Career Workshop July 14 through July 19 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. The Summer Health Professions Career Workshop’s goal is to encourage young Nebraskans’ interest in the health professions with the hope that they may someday practice health care […]

Jul 30, 1997

UNMC to Hold Informational Sessions in North Platte for Nurses Interested in Pursuing Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees

The University of Nebraska Medical Center will sponsor informational sessions Aug. 14 and 15 in North Platte for nurses interested in pursuing bachelor’s or master’s degrees in nursing. Carol Pullen, Ed.D., assistant dean for rural nursing education, for the College of Nursing in Omaha, and Judith Billings, Ph.D., interim assistant dean of the College of […]

Jul 29, 1997

Interim Directors Named for Eppley Institute, Cancer Center; Search Committee Formed to Name Successor to Dr. Ruddon

Margaret Tempero, M.D., and Barry Gold, Ph.D., have been named interim directors of the UNMC Eppley Cancer Center and the Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer & Allied Diseases, respectively. The two will temporarily replace Raymond W. Ruddon, M.D., Ph.D., who accepted a position with Johnson & Johnson Corp. in New Brunswick, N.J. In addition, […]

Jul 24, 1997

UNMC Nursing Students from UNK Earn Dean’s List Honors

Twenty-one students enrolled in the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing in Kearney were named to the dean’s list following the 1997 spring semester. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must have a grade point average of 3.8 or above. The UNMC College of Nursing, with divisions in Omaha, Lincoln, Kearney and […]

Jul 21, 1997

UNMC Nursing Students from UNL Earn Dean’s List Honors

Twenty students enrolled in the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing in Lincoln were named to the dean’s list following the 1997 spring semester. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must have a grade point average of 3.8 or above. The UNMC College of Nursing, with divisions in Omaha, Lincoln, Kearney and […]

Jul 21, 1997

Alzheimer’s Association Honors Service, Dedication of UNMC’s William Burke, M.D.

The Alzheimer’s Association Omaha Chapter has recognized Omaha native William Burke, M.D., a psychiatrist in the combined Creighton-Nebraska Department of Psychiatry, for his dedication to the association and his involvement in research of Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association serves, communicates and advocates the needs of those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Dr. Burke […]

Jul 18, 1997

70 Eighth-Graders from Across Nebraska Attend UNMC’s Health/Science Meet

Seventy eighth grade students from 17 schools across Nebraska attended UNMC’s fifth annual Health/Science Meet in June for a three-day, educational, hands-on experience that hopes to inspire Nebraska eighth-graders, especially those from rural communities, to pursue careers in health care. The students qualified for the meet by submitting science projects in regional science competitions held […]

Jul 11, 1997

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