Col. Oldfield’s UNMC donation in memory of service women

In memory of Lt. Col. Charity Earley and all women who served in the military during World War II, Col. A. Barney Oldfield USAF (ret.) has donated $500 to the Vada Kinman Oldfield Alzheimer’s Research Fund at UNMC.

Feb 12, 2002

Presidents Day national holiday observance – part 1 of 6

Since Sept. 11, Americans have seen a resurgence of patriotism. In anticipation of the Presidents Day national holiday on Feb. 18, UNMC Today will feature the words and images of Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. The six-part series kicks off today with Lincoln’s thoughts on preserving liberty.

Feb 11, 2002

Gene therapy method in mice could boost effectiveness of stem cell transplants

A study by a UNMC researcher has shown that gene therapy can kill tumor cells that otherwise are returned to cancer patients following high-dose chemotherapy, while keeping the good cells intact.

In a report published in December in Cancer Gene Therapy, James Talmadge, Ph.D., announced that his group was able to purge tumor cells without affecting the stem cells needed to make the high-dose chemotherapy patient healthy again.

Feb 11, 2002

Dr. DeVries shares leadership, clinical service with residents

Serving as a faculty volunteer has a dual purpose for Frank DeVries, M.D., who has received the December Volunteer Faculty of the Month Award from the UNMC College of Medicine.

Feb 8, 2002

Dr. Adams’ impact on residents spans 20 years

John Adams, M.D., doesn’t just want residents to improve their skills when they rotate through his practice in Fremont — he wants to show them a different side of medicine. His long-time service has earned him the January Volunteer Faculty of the Month Award from the College of Medicine.

Feb 8, 2002

Gift allows COD to plan new student computer, study room

Thanks to a $50,000 gift from longtime university supporter Ken Morrison of Hastings, UNMC students are looking forward to a new student computer and study room at the College of Dentistry.

Feb 8, 2002

UNMC/NHS to celebrate Black History Month

The 2002 UNMC/NHS celebration of national Black History Awareness Month will feature a return engagement by jazz musician Preston Love. In addition, there will be an art exhibit in the McGoogan Library, a presentation on minority health disparities and a soul food day in the Nebraska Cafe. (See story for details).

Feb 8, 2002

Chinese Lunar New Year Party Feb. 16 on campus

You are invited to a new year’s party – Chinese style. The 2002 Chinese Lunar New Year Party will be Saturday, Feb. 16, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the UNMC Student Life Center, 3908 Jones St. The event is co-sponsored by the UNMC International Studies and Programs, Chinese Student and Scholar Associations at UNMC, University of Nebraska at Omaha and Creighton University, and the Omaha Chinese Professional Association. (See story for ticket information).

Feb 7, 2002

Dr. Berndt to retire as vice chancellor for academic affairs

After 20 years in several key administrative positions at UNMC, William Berndt, Ph.D., announced today that he is retiring as vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean for graduate studies and research effective May 31.

Dr. Berndt, 68, has served as vice chancellor since 1985 with the 17-year stint interrupted only when he served as interim chancellor in 1991-1992 and chancellor in 1996-1998.

Feb 6, 2002

UNMC highlights advances of robotic technology in health care

UNMC employees and the public discovered the latest in the application of robotics Saturday at the UNMC Health and Technology Day at the Strategic Air and Space Museum. The event was part of the museum’s Robotic Exhibit. (See story for a collection of photos).

Feb 5, 2002