Press Release

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

April 16, 1997 — UNMC Board of Counselors Names New Officers, Members

The University of Nebraska Medical Center Board of Counselors has elected new officers and members. The Board of Counselors, which is comprised of about 40 civic and business leaders from communities throughout the state, acts as an advisory group to the UNMC chancellor in forming programs to address the health needs of Nebraska. Members meet […]

Apr 16, 1997

April 11, 1997 — UNMC Eppley Cancer Center To Offer Free Cancer Screenings

As part of Minority Cancer Awareness Week, the UNMC Eppley Cancer Center will be sponsoring free health and cancer screenings Saturday, April 26 at the Urban League Family Resource Center, 3040 Lake St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is designed to help people "take their first step to healthier living," which is […]

Apr 11, 1997

April 11, 1997 — Free UNMC Cancer Awareness Expo April 20

"A Healthier Future Starts Here" is the theme for the Cancer Awareness Expo to be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 20, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. This free event is open to the public and will be held in the UNMC Outpatient Care Center West Atrium, 44th and Emile streets. […]

Apr 11, 1997

April 1, 1997 UNMC Physician’s Innovative CD-ROM Software Program Helps Physicians Learn Medical Procedures

Two University of Nebraska Medical Center physicians have created a CD-ROM that could literally revolutionize the way health care professionals learn how to perform key medical procedures. Two years ago, Mosby, the world’s largest publisher of medical journals, asked Robert Wigton, M.D., to write a reference manual to teach internal medicine and primary care physicians […]

Apr 1, 1997

Three Institutions Combine Efforts in First-Ever Demonstration of Long-Term Function in Transplanted Human Liver Cells

A team of physicians and scientists from three medical centers has combined forces to show that an infusion of liver cells can function for more than a year to partially correct a patient’s rare metabolic liver disease. The procedure, which is reported in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine, suggests that cell transplantation may […]

Apr 1, 1997

March 28, 1997 — UNMC To Hold Grand Opening at New Bellevue Health Center

Health screenings and activities for children are on tap when the University of Nebraska Medical Center holds a grand opening celebration at its new University Medical Associates health center at 2102 Harvell Circle in Bellevue, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 5. Blood pressure and cholesterol screenings will be available at no cost. Children’s […]

Mar 28, 1997

March 27, 1997 — UNMC’s Young Investigator Award Goes to Wei Wang, M.D., Ph.D.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center has named Wei Wang, M.D., Ph.D., as this year’s winner of the College of Medicine’s Young Investigator award. Dr. Wang is an assistant professor of physiology and biophysics. Dr. Wang received the award recently during the Ninth Annual College of Medicine’s Young Investigator Symposium, which honors junior faculty who […]

Mar 27, 1997

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