Student fair highlights UNMC’s vast research projects

Resume in hand, Jamie Haferbier saw first-hand the broad spectrum of research activities being performed at UNMC. “I’m exploring opportunities for summer work,” said the University of Nebraska at Omaha biology major, as she wandered through 44 research displays Tuesday at the second annual Student Research Fair in the Durham Outpatient Center West Atrium.

Feb 1, 2002

UNMC to launch new radio commercials

Beginning Monday, UNMC will launch a new series of radio commercials. The six radio spots will air on stations in Omaha, Lincoln and 10 cities across the state. (See story to find out who will be featured and what stations — and Web site — will carry the commercials).

Feb 1, 2002

Eppley Cancer Center named to research consortium

The UNMC Eppley Cancer Center has been named one of the 14 core transplant centers of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network (BMTCTN), a research consortium set up by the National Cancer Institute and National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Forty-five centers competed for the designation.

Jan 31, 2002

Aluminum tab tally near 500,000

UNMC and NHS employees have collected aluminum can tabs for the past two years and are nearly halfway to their goal of saving 1 million tabs for the Omaha Ronald McDonald House.

Jan 31, 2002

CDC specialists install disease surveillance system at UNMC

Members of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) electronic communications development team visited UNMC Wednesday to install portions of the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS) base module.

Jan 31, 2002

Bioterrorism report released; Dr. Hinrichs to coordinate university efforts

A UNMC physician will coordinate the University of Nebraska’s bioterrorism preparedness efforts. Steven Hinrichs, M.D., director of the Nebraska Public Health Laboratory (NPHL), was named to his new role Tuesday by NU President L. Dennis Smith, Ph.D. Dr. Smith also released a bioterrorism preparedness report that was prepared by a task force chaired by UNMC Chancellor Harold M. Maurer, M.D.

Jan 30, 2002

Meet UNMC’s new student senate president, vice president

Students have plenty on their minds between going to class, doing research and studying. But, UNMC’s Brock Wentz and Casey Johnston have additional challenges. The two medical students also hope to tackle such issues as tuition levels, the future of education and student involvement when they take office Thursday as president and vice-president of the UNMC Student Senate.

Jan 29, 2002

James Armitage, M.D., to be honored by Omaha Press Club

James Armitage, M.D., will join an illustrious group of local, regional and national figures when he is honored Feb. 4 by the Omaha Press Club.

Dean of the UNMC College of Medicine, Dr. Armitage will be recognized with the OPC’s most prestigious award — “The Face on the Barroom Floor.” He will be the 86th individual to receive this recognition, and the first physician ever to be honored.

Jan 28, 2002

SPA releases its new Web site

With the goal of compiling helpful research resources in one convenient place, Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) announces the release of its updated and redesigned Web site ( The site offers a wide range of references relevant for faculty and staff who prepare and manage grants and contracts.

Jan 28, 2002

Interim chair named for the department of cell biology and anatomy

James Turpen, Ph.D., professor of cell biology and anatomy, has been named the interim chair of the department of cell biology and anatomy. He takes the place of Thomas Rosenquist, Ph.D., who was recently named vice chancellor for research.

Jan 25, 2002