UNMC officials take part in congressional field hearing

Two UNMC officials testified last week during a congressional field hearing on bioterrorism at UNMC.

U.S. Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., hosted the July 3 hearing of the Subcommittee on Government Efficiency, Financial Management and Intergovernmental Relations. The two-hour hearing examined the effectiveness of the federal government in assisting state and local governments in preparing for a possible biological, chemical or nuclear attack.

Jul 11, 2002

Minority summer research interns include Dillard students

The historic affiliation agreement between UNMC and Dillard University, a historically black college in New Orleans, bore its first fruit three weeks ago when five Dillard students arrived for 10 weeks of research and mentoring with top UNMC professors.

In addition to the Dillard five, there are three more African-Americans — one each from Xavier University, Grambling University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. There also is a Native American student from UNL and two Hispanic students from the College of St. Mary in San Antonio, Texas.

Jul 10, 2002

UNMC employee gets new photo ID, wins cash drawing

UNMC employees who receive new identification cards are eligible to participate in weekly drawings for $100. Click to find out the names of the two lucky prize winners.

Jul 10, 2002

Friedlander Scholarships awarded to UNMC students

Three UNMC students — Kylie Woods, Amy Bodensteiner and Tyler Sexson — have been selected as recipients of the 2002-2003 Alice Friedlander Scholarships.

The Scholarships are funded by the NHS-University Hospital Auxiliary to honor Alice Friedlander who directed the volunteers at UNMC from 1972 to 1990.

Jul 9, 2002

Caverzagie elected to AMA council

Kelly Caverzagie, M.D., has been elected to the American Medical Association (AMA) Council on Medical Education for a three-year term.

Jul 8, 2002

Saddle Creek Road and Emile Street widening projects

The City of Omaha has contracted with Tab Construction to construct turning lanes on several streets on or adjacent to the UNMC campus.

Click to read the construction schedule for the areas involved in the widening of Emile Street between 45th Street and Saddle Creek Road and the widening of Saddle Creek Road from approximately Emile Street to Farnam Street. Construction work also is planned for implementing right turn lanes from 40th and 41st Streets onto the north lanes of Leavenworth Street.

Jul 8, 2002

UNMC icon, Hobart Wiltse, M.D., Ph.D., retires

Hobart “Hobe” Wiltse, M.D., Ph.D., has seen UNMC come a long way since he first stepped on campus in 1953 as a medical student.

A professor in the department of pediatrics, Dr. Wiltse may have the most longevity of any current UNMC faculty member. He retired June 28, bringing to a close an outstanding career in which he made a difference in the lives of literally thousands of patients, families and students.

Jul 3, 2002

EDN celebrates America’s battle for freedom, human rights

The NHS/UNMC Employee Diversity Network, whose mission statement is “To create a truly culturally diverse community enhancing an environment that promotes an open exchange of ideas, knowledge, understanding and support,” acknowledges that two of America’s greatest moments in diversity were the ratification of the 14th Amendment and 19th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

Jul 3, 2002

Week provides American Indian youths with college-like experience

Almost 50 American Indian middle school students were exposed to college life and many health career opportunities recently, thanks to professionals at Little Priest Tribal College, Wayne State College and UNMC.

Students from Winnebago and Walthill public schools and the St. Augustine Indian Mission in Winnebago attended a five-day college experience at Wayne State College from June 10-14.

Jul 2, 2002

UNMC, graduate pharmacy students host research meeting

Graduate students in the UNMC College of Pharmacy department of pharmaceutical sciences organized the 34th Annual Pharmaceutics Graduate Student Research Meeting, which took place at the Double Tree Hotel from June 13-15.

More than 200 people, mostly graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, from 13 universities attended the meeting.

Jul 2, 2002