UNMC seeks nominations for J.G. (Jack) Elliott Award

UNMC is currently accepting nominations for the 2004 J.G. (Jack) Elliott Award, which is given annually to an individual who has made significant contributions to medicine and health programs for the state of Nebraska. Nominations and supporting materials should be submitted by Sept. 30.

Sep 12, 2003

Cattlemen’s Ball ranch party raises funds for cancer research

The Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska recently presented the UNMC Eppley Cancer Center with a check for $33,000 for cancer research. The funds were raised at the 2003 Cattlemen’s Ball Ranch Party, a “mini” version of the traditional Cattlemen’s Ball.

Sep 11, 2003

ITS: Virus protection update needed

On Wednesday, Microsoft announced a critical software vulnerability that could impact workstations and servers. This is a variant of the Blaster worm. This is a new vulnerability requiring a new critical patch. See story for details.

Sep 11, 2003

UNMC leads the pack in 2003 Corporate Cycling Challenge

Employees of UNMC and its hospital partner, The Nebraska Medical Center, surpassed the competition in the Aug. 17 Corporate Cycling Challenge. Braving the heat, the joint team rode more miles than those from any other company.

Sep 10, 2003

A HIPAA message — De-identify it

HIPAA, the “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996,” provides federal protection of patient health information. As part of our continuing efforts to educate employees, these HIPAA-related messages will be distributed the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Today’s HIPAA message discusses de-identified health information, which is not subject to HIPAA regulations.

Sep 9, 2003

Join the race against breast cancer

Employees of UNMC, and its hospital partner, The Nebraska Medical Center, are encouraged to help make a difference in the fight against breast cancer by participating in the 2003 Komen Nebraska Race for the Cure on Sunday, Oct. 5.

Sep 9, 2003

President Smith to step down, return to classroom

University of Nebraska President L. Dennis Smith Monday announced that he will step down effective June 30, 2004. He has served as president of the four-campus University of Nebraska system since March 1, 1994.

Sep 9, 2003

Physician studied language to help treat Navajo patients

A physician with extensive experience in American Indian health said people of different cultures have varying needs, and health-care professionals should try to relate to those needs.

Sep 8, 2003

University president announces he’ll step down next year

University of Nebraska President L. Dennis Smith, Ph.D., announced today that he will step down from his position on June 30, 2004.

Sep 8, 2003

Laursen earns Gold ‘U’ Award for September

Kim Laursen has read a computer software manual or two, navigated through CD tutorials and produced such winning courses as “My Big Fat Geeky Power Point Presentation,” “Everybody Loves Windows,” and “Footer Fear Factor.” In doing so, Laursen, education coordinator for UNMC’s Information Technology Services, has taught computer literacy to thousands of UNMC faculty, staff and students.

Sep 8, 2003