James Armitage, M.D., to be honored by Omaha Press Club

James Armitage, M.D., will join an illustrious group of local, regional and national figures when he is honored Feb. 4 by the Omaha Press Club.

Dean of the UNMC College of Medicine, Dr. Armitage will be recognized with the OPC’s most prestigious award — “The Face on the Barroom Floor.” He will be the 86th individual to receive this recognition, and the first physician ever to be honored.

January 28, 2002

Interim chair named for the department of cell biology and anatomy

James Turpen, Ph.D., professor of cell biology and anatomy, has been named the interim chair of the department of cell biology and anatomy. He takes the place of Thomas Rosenquist, Ph.D., who was recently named vice chancellor for research.

January 25, 2002

Apply now to showcase artwork in the Linder Library Lounge

The McGoogan Library of Medicine is now accepting applications from UNMC students, faculty, staff and patients who would like to display their artwork in the UNMC Art Showcase, located in the Linder Library Lounge. The protected showcase display holds a variety of media, including painting, pencil, photography and texture. A locked display case features three-dimensional artwork.

January 25, 2002

Plan to attend the Feb. 2 Health & Technology Day

UNMC and NHS employees, students and their families can receive discounted admission to UNMC’s Health and Technology Day Saturday, Feb. 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Strategic Air and Space Museum. With an employee ID, admission to the museum and events is $5 for adults and $2 for children.

January 25, 2002

UNMC researchers study ways to protect humans against chemical warfare agents

UNMC researchers have received a four-year, $1.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop an efficient way to protect humans against the toxic effects of nerve agents used in chemical warfare. Nerve agents are chemicals related to the organophosphorus group of pesticides, which interfere with the functioning of the nervous system.

January 24, 2002

New strategic planning process to guide direction of NHS

In mid-November, NHS started a new strategic planning process with the assistance of an external consultant, The Tiber Group. See story for a list of strategic planning committee members and their goals.

January 23, 2002

Grant expands geriatrics resources

In 2010, an estimated 400,000 Nebraskans will be over the age of 65. Thanks to a grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, UNMC is increasing the amount of training in geriatrics for physicians in Nebraska.

January 23, 2002

UNMC’s internal medicine residency program scores among top programs

For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s internal medicine residency program has had 100 percent of its residents pass the 2001 American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) examination.

The accomplishment puts UNMC in the top 5 percent of programs across the country, said James O’Dell, M.D., professor of medicine, chief of the section of rheumatology and immunology, residency program director, and vice-chairman of the department of internal medicine.

January 22, 2002

Campus celebrates MLK Day with “The Meeting”

In reality, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X only met long enough to pose for a photograph. On Monday, they met for more than 60 minutes in an intense, passionate and sometimes volatile on-stage meeting. More than 360 people gathered Monday in NHS Storz Pavilion and Wittson Hall for “The Meeting,” a fictional account of a meeting between Dr. King and Malcolm X.

January 22, 2002

The words and images of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X — part 7 of 7

Don’t miss today’s presentation of “The Meeting,” a fictional portrayal of an encounter between Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Lower Storz of NHS Clarkson Hospital (overflow attendance to Wittson Hall Amphitheater). Hosted by UNMC and NHS, the play is free and open to the public.
The quotations in today’s final feature on Dr. King and Malcolm X indicate that both men believed their visions for America would probably lead to their deaths.

January 21, 2002

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