Science and Technology Advisory Committee recruiting members

Thomas Rosenquist, Ph.D., vice chancellor for research at UNMC, and Leonard Agneta, J.D., director of the UNMC Intellectual Office and UNMC patent administrator, are recruiting UNMC faculty members and administrators to be members of the UNMC Science and Technology Advisory Committee (STAC).

Dec 22, 2003

Swanson Hall celebrates holidays

Howard Gendelman, M.D., is known for his cutting-edge research into such neurodegenerative processes as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. But, many may not know he’s also a skilled musician.

Dec 22, 2003

No card from Barney this year

In this tribute to Col. Barney Oldfield (1909-2003), longtime friend Todd Nelson keeps the Nebraska philanthropist’s spirit alive. Oldfield established the Vada Kinman Oldfield Alzheimer’s Research Fund at UNMC in 1999, in honor of his wife, who died that year after an 11-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Dec 19, 2003

UNMC researchers study effect of diabetes on developing embryo

UNMC researchers have received a $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the effect of diabetes on the developing embryo. The grant, to be funded over five years, was awarded to Claudia Kappen, Ph.D., associate professor of genetics, cell biology and anatomy in UNMC’s Munroe-Meyer Institute.

Dec 19, 2003

Native American physician assistant on the rise

The shape of the Native American drum represents the circle of life and the act of drumming is connected to the heartbeat. It is just such spiritual linkage that drives JoniRai Schmidt’s desire to complete an advanced medical program and use her health science skills to enhance the circle of Native American life. Schmidt graduates Friday from UNMC’s physician assistant program.

Dec 18, 2003

Radiation science students decorate Ronald McDonald House

Nearly 40 students from the UNMC Radiation Science Education Program recently decorated the Ronald McDonald House public areas for the holidays.

Dec 17, 2003

Blood drive at UNMC on Dec. 31; reserves in short supply

Several factors figure to be detrimental to the region’s blood supply this holiday season, but UNMC employees will have the opportunity to enhance the blood supply on Wednesday, Dec. 31 at the Center for Healthy Living. The campus will host a special blood drive from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The blood drive, originally scheduled to end at 11:30 a.m., was extended for two hours because of the current need for blood. Employees can sign up by clicking here or by contacting the Center for Healthy Living at 559-5254.

Dec 17, 2003

HIPAA message — Computers as business/academic tools

HIPAA, the “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996,” provides federal protection of patient health information. This message is part of UNMC’s continuing effort to educate employees on HIPAA. Today’s HIPAA message is on downloading non-busineses related media files at work.

Dec 16, 2003

Regent resolution recognizes UNMC’s community service award

Read the University of Nebraska Board of Regents resolution recognizing UNMC’s service award from the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Dec 16, 2003

Longtime UNMC preceptor Hiram Walker dies

From his Kearney office, Hiram Walker, M.D., assisted in the education of hundreds of UNMC medical students. The longtime UNMC preceptor died Saturday at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was 78. Services for Dr. Walker are Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church in Kearney.

Dec 16, 2003