Press Release

Nebraska Health Information Project Reports Released; Provide Resource to Evaluate Health-Care Delivery in Nebraska

Two new resources about the characteristics of the Nebraska health-care delivery environment have recently been released and provide detailed statistics on availability, cost and quality of health care in Nebraska. Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions, Nebraska 1994-1995 and The Nebraska Health Information Project: 1996 Databook are statistical reports tailored to policy makers, administrators, advocates, educators and […]

May 22, 1997

May 20, 1997 — UNMC Research Study Discovers Minocycline Antibiotic Effective in Early Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

A research study conducted by the University of Nebraska Medical Center and involving 14 rheumatologists in f our Midwestern states has found that minocycline, an antibiotic used to treat acne, also provides significant improvement for people with early rheumatoid arthritis. The study appears in the May issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism, the national journal of […]

May 20, 1997

May 16, 1997 — John Tinker, M.D., Joins UNMC to Head Department of Anesthesiology

John Tinker, M.D., has been appointed professor and chairman of the University of Nebraska Medical Center department of anesthesiology. Since 1983, Dr. Tinker served as professor and head of the department of anesthesia at the University of Iowa. Prior to that, he worked in the Mayo Clinic’s cardiovascular anesthesiology department, from 1974 to 1983, serving […]

May 16, 1997

May 9, 1997 — UNMC Eppley Cancer Center Sponsors Free Public Education Forum on Cancer Progress

Not too long ago, only 38 percent of patients diagnosed with cancer survived. Today, however, more than half of all cancer patients will survive. From 1991 to 1995, the overall cancer death rate in the United States dropped nearly 3 percent, the first sustained decline since national record keeping began in the 1930s. Researchers at […]

May 9, 1997

May 7, 1997 — UNMC, KETV Launch Internet Home Page and Chat Room Featuring Dr. Ed Dominguez

Physicians making house calls have become a thing of the past. But, thanks to the wonders of Internet technology, people can stay home and get answers to their health questions by linking on-line with a physician through a new service provided by the University of Nebraska Medical Center and KETV (Channel 7). A new joint […]

May 7, 1997

May 5, 1997 — UNMC Eppley Cancer Center Director Accepts Post with Johnson & Johnson

Raymond W. Ruddon, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., director of the Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer & Allied Diseases and the UNMC Eppley Cancer Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, has accepted a position as director of the Corporate Office of Science and Technology with Johnson & Johnson Corp. in New Brunswick, N.J. Dr. […]

May 5, 1997

May 1, 1997 — 560 Students to Receive Diplomas at UNMC Commencements

Diplomas will be conferred on 560 University of Nebraska Medical Center students this month during commencement ceremonies in Kearney, Lincoln, Omaha and Scottsbluff. In Kearney on Thursday, May 8, at 7 p.m., 25 students from the College of Nursing’s Kearney Division and eight students from the medical technology division of the School of Allied Health […]

May 1, 1997

April 24, 1997 — Research Study Seeks Overweight, Low-income Women Who Want to Lose Weight, Improve Health, Earn $50

The University of Nebraska Medical Center is seeking low-income, overweight women between the ages of 19 and 64 to participate in "Women’s Healthy Lifestyle Project," a research study designed to help improve eating and activity habits. Women will receive $50 upon completion of the six-month study. Participants will be asked to meet at the UNMC […]

Apr 24, 1997

April 18, 1997 — Dr. Robert Grissom Awarded Mastership in American College of Physicians

The American College of Physicians has awarded mastership status to Robert L. Grissom, M.D., the first full-time chairman of the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s internal medicine department and one of four original full-time clinical faculty members at the Medical Center. With more than 100,000 members, the ACP is the nation’s largest society of physicians […]

Apr 18, 1997

April 17, 1997 — UNMC’s `Life-a-Thon’ Walk, Run, Bike, In-line Skate Event to Promote Need for Organ, Tissue Donation

The University of Nebraska Medical Center Solid Organ Transplant Program will host the 3rd Annual Life-a-thon walk, run, in-line skate or bike event on Saturday, May 17, at Zorinsky Lake, 3700 S. 156th St. The public is invited to the family event which promotes the need for organ and tissue donation and the success of […]

Apr 17, 1997

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