Press Release

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

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


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

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

June 26, 1997 — UNMC College of Pharmacy Receives Two Major Gifts; Five-Year Fund Drive Exceeds $2 Million Goal

Sam Augustine, Pharm.D., chair of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy "Shaping the Future Fund for Excellence" campaign, announced Saturday a $500,000 deferred gift made by Dr. Lewis E. Harris, co-founder and chairman emeritus, MDS Harris, to the University of Nebraska Foundation. This gift will establish the Lewis E. and Antonia E. […]

Jun 26, 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

Ovarian Cancer Patients Sought For Study on New Form of Medication

The University of Nebraska Medical Center department of obstetrics and gynecology, in conjuction with SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, is conducting a study on Topotecan, an FDA approved drug currently being used to intravenously treat ovarian cancer patients. The study will seek to determine how an oral preparation of Topotecan compares to the intravenous form as far […]

Jun 26, 1997

June 24, 1997 — UNMC Opens New Clinic for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

The University of Nebraska Medical Center has opened a new multiple sclerosis clinic to better serve MS patients in the region. The clinic will provide a variety of services including physical therapy, urological services, nutritional counseling, psychological support services, as well as OB/GYN services for women with MS in their childbearing years. The clinic will […]

Jun 24, 1997

June 9, 1997 — UNMC College of Nursing Receives $250,000 Gift To Help Fund Distinguished Chair in Nursing

Del Lienemann, president and manager of the Ethel S. Abbott Charitable Foundation, announced Saturday a $250,000 challenge gift to the University of Nebraska Foundation to assist with a landmark fund-raising initiative. This gift supports the Charlotte Peck Lienemann and Alumni Distinguished Chair in Nursing at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing. The […]

Jun 9, 1997