Doctors respond to changes in Nebraska’s DHMs, COVID-19 Dashboard

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - COVID-19 hospitalizations across Nebraska have hit their lowest levels since early September. On October 21, 2021, levels were at 369 patients. Governor Pete Ricketts stepped in to make changes since those hospitalizations have dropped below the 10% threshold. These changes included the return of some elective...
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UNMC vaccination deadline this Friday

All UNMC faculty, staff and students are required to report that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have been granted a vaccination exemption by this Friday (Oct. 22). Those who have not reported their vaccination status - or who have not been granted an exemption on the grounds of...
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Pharmacy students offer Medicare Part D review

Each year, students from the UNMC College of Pharmacy offer help to Nebraska seniors enrolling in Medicare coverage, specifically Medicare Part D, which is drug coverage. They’re offering complimentary reviews of senior’s medications and costs to help determine which plans would be best for their individual situation. Seniors age 65 or older are eligible for Medicare. There are several plans offered under Medicare Part D and it can be confusing for some to determine what plan to choose. Some plans have higher co-pays and lower premiums and vice versa.
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Nursing college technology links Northeast to rest of the state

It’s known as an iEXCEL Wall, and it gets medical students excited in addition to helping them to learn. For rural areas, it helps to level the playing field so that medical campuses like Northeast Community College can keep up with the latest advances in health care technology. On Wednesday,...

H&K Students Help Keep Campus Safe

In June 2020, UNO and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) established the Office of Health Security to promote and protect the health and safety of students, faculty and staff on issues related to COVID-19 and other public health topics of concern. Over the last academic year, the office...

Oct. 22 Face of the Day: Dr. Max Chiu

Dr. Max Chiu is a radiation oncologist and practices at Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center and Methodist Jennie Edmundson Cancer Center. He joined the Methodist Health System in August after completing his residency at UNMC in June. Dr. Chiu’s parents live in Lincoln, Nebraska where his father is also a radiation oncologist. His sister is a fashion designer in Los Angeles.

Search committee set for UNMC's senior business officer

A 15-member committee has been formed to begin a formal search for UNMC’s new vice chancellor for business, finance and business development. UNMC’s H. Dele Davies, MD, senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean for graduate studies, will chair the search committee, which includes representation from across the medical center, as well as the NU Office of the President and community.

$1.25M Grant Provides Training for Behavioral Intervention Careers

Throughout her 20-year career in education, Anne Keith held many roles—from music teacher to reading interventionist to high ability facilitator—but she was always drawn to the kids who were struggling with big emotions. "Of all the roles I've had, the common thread was the hard kids. They either found me...

Researching Healthcare Disparities in Women

Dr. Ashley Blount, assistant professor in the Department of Counseling, is a wellness researcher, investigating areas such as Wellness Counseling, Women's Health (Peri/Post Natal), and Athletes and Former Athletes. Recently, Blount’s research is addressing a critical need in our country: healthcare disparities in women during the pregnancy lifecycle. At the...

UNMC Chancellor visits Norfolk and College of Nursing

NORFOLK - University of Nebraska Medical Center Chancellor Dr. Jeffrey Gold visited Norfolk Wednesday to talk with community leaders and check out the Northeast Community College of Nursing building. Dr. Gold said he’s always impressed when in Northeast Nebraska and found that workforce development and increased collaboration is needed. He...

UNMC history: A different type of Oktoberfest

In the early 1970s, UNMC opened its doors to the community for a unique event -- a combined open house and health fair called Oktoberfest. Sponsored by the Faculty Wives Club, Oktoberfest started in 1973 for staff and student families and evolved into a community-wide event in the years that followed. The goal of Oktoberfest was to give citizens of Nebraska and western Iowa a fuller understanding of UNMC’s programs and the growth of campus facilities.
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UNMC meets with Northeast to discuss improving health education in NE

NORFOLK -- How do nursing schools attract students during a healthcare shortage? The University of Nebraska Medical Center and Northeast Community College are answering that question. "You look at the 93 counties of the state of Nebraska, 90 of them are designated as health-profession shortage counties," University of Nebraska Medical...

Playhouse offering discount to 'Christmas Carol'

The Omaha Community Playhouse is offering UNMC employees and students a discount to its upcoming show, "A Christmas Carol." The special rate is offered for three performances only:. 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 21;. 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28; and. 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1. Discounted prices are:

'Mental health is physical health': Booster shots for people with mood disorders

OMAHA, Neb. — Just like age, diabetes or heart conditions, depression and schizophrenia now qualify you for a booster shot. When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added mood disorders to the list of conditions that qualify you for a COVID-19 booster shot, Dr. Riley Machal with UNMC was “very pleased.”

Rural Health Put On Full Display At Northeast Community College

NORFOLK – Executive Vice President and Provost and Chancellor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Dr. Jeffrey Gold made a recent stop in Norfolk to focus on a collaborative process of rural health. Dr. Gold appreciated the invitation from the northeast Nebraska community as he visited Northeast Community College...

Grant will help UNMC address a national need

When Dele Davies, MD, senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean for graduate studies, came to UNMC in 2012, he made it a strategic priority to pursue institutional training grants. UNMC has recently been awarded its third such grant, this time under the leadership of Gloria Borgstahl, PhD, professor in the Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases.

Mike Yanney to be honored by Omaha Press Club

If there was a Mount Rushmore dedicated to Omaha's top businesspeople, Mike Yanney would almost certainly be one of the faces. On Nov. 18, a different sort of face recognition will be given to Yanney -- one of UNMC's top supporters -- when the Omaha Press Club honors him as its 166th Face on the Barroom Floor. He will be joining an elite group of individuals who have indelibly left a mark on the state. Past honorees include UNMC Chancellor Emeritus Harold M. Maurer, MD, and his wife, Beverly, Warren Buffett, Gerald Ford, Johnny Carson, Tom Osborne, Bob Gibson and Gale Sayers.