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Former Surgeon Gen. to address health-care disparities

Former U.S. Surgeon Gen. Dr. David Satcher will be the keynote speaker at “Patterns of Transcultural Health Care,” a conference that will focus on delivering culturally and linguistically appropriate health care to diverse populations. Dr. Satcher will speak Thursday, Aug. 22 at 10:15 a.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Omaha.

Aug 15, 2002

Campus wide grant training opportunity Sept. 24

In a joint effort to offer professional training opportunities to the UNMC research community, Sponsored Programs Administration and the Office of Budget and Analysis are sponsoring a grant management training live-satellite workshop Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Hospital Amphitheater. (See story for more details).

Aug 14, 2002

UNMC/NHS to build epilepsy program

UNMC/NHS is providing new hope for patients with epilepsy by building the first comprehensive program of its kind in Nebraska and the surrounding states.

Sanjay Singh, M.D., joined UNMC’s neurological sciences department in July as the state’s first trained epileptologist. He will lead the Nebraska Epilepsy Program.

Aug 14, 2002

Dr. Olade focuses on elderly, nursing education

One woman’s journey into nursing education began with an opportunity she purposely missed.

Rosaline Olade, Ph.D., skipped her high school graduation to avoid a prearranged career in teaching. Today, she is an associate professor in the UNMC College of Nursing, department of gerontological, psychosocial & community health nursing.

Aug 13, 2002

Laundry/Service building renamed

Facilities Management & Planning has announced that the Laundry/Service building on the corner of 42nd and Emile Streets will now be known as the Academic and Research Services building.

Aug 12, 2002

UNMC chancellor travels to Cozad, Lexington, Holdrege

UNMC Chancellor Harold M. Maurer, M.D., recently visited the Nebraska communities of Cozad, Lexington and Holdrege. Sandy Goetzinger-Comer, director of public affairs, and Dan Chambers, program coordinator for the Rural Health Education Network, joined him on the July 31 and Aug. 1 trip.

Aug 12, 2002

UNMC launches Web site for energy-saving campaign

UNMC has launched a Web site in conjunction with the UNMC/NHS energy conservation campaign. Visit the site to learn energy-saving tips and energy myths and facts. View the site at

Aug 9, 2002

UNMC, NHS promote National Breastfeeding Week

Laura Wilwerding, M.D., UNMC clinical assistant professor in the department of pediatrics, and Tess Parriott, R.N., NHS lactation consultant, are two of the most visible flag wavers on campus for breastfeeding. They not only do so by medical avocation and profession, but above all, as mothers. See story for the benefits of breastfeeding infants.

Aug 9, 2002

Team Kaos competes in criterium

UNMC, NHS and UMA sponsor Team Kaos, one of the driving forces in Nebraska cycling. The squad recently promoted and competed in the second annual Omaha Criterium, a two-day biking event to benefit the UNMC Eppley Cancer Center.

Aug 8, 2002

Energy-saving tips available today

In conjunction with the UNMC/NHS energy consumption campaign, a representative of the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) will be on campus today to present information and tips on reducing energy consumption at home and at work.

Aug 8, 2002