University of Nebraska Medical Center

Spotlight on Change-Makers

We remain committed to serving our community through teaching, research and service. 

Our faculty, staff and students volunteer their time, skills and resources to support and enhance the Nebraska community. By actively participating in initiatives, activities and events, they demonstrate their genuine commitment to making a positive impact beyond UNMC.

UNMC Change-Makers

Student volunteers from MUNA hold pantry boxes

Students Rallied to Serve the Community

During COVID, students organized a mask-making and distribution project, raised money to purchase personal hygiene products, and distributed food and toiletry staples to refugees and immigrants.

April Recher poses for a headshot

Connecting Older Patients with Community Resource

April Recher knows how to make connections. As a geriatric primary care liaison, she connects older discharged patients with community resources to reduce hospital readmissions.

A Nebraska Medicine worker gives a vaccine shot to a person at a local clinic

Clinics Reduced Vaccination Disparities

Teams from UNMC made sure members of the North Omaha community were informed about the COVID-19 vaccine and ensured all individuals who wanted the vaccine had access to it.

Charity Evans, MD, left, with Raquel Salinas, who shares the story of her son, Roberto Gonzalez, with at risk youths in the Dusk to Dawn program.

Violence Prevention for At-Risk Youths

How can an academic medical center connect with youths on the dangers of violence and risk for injury? Initially, by building trust through credible messengers, believes Dr. Charity Evans.

Know a change-maker?

If you or someone you know is making positive changes in the community, please email us. We would love to spotlight them on our website.