A Day in the Life at UNMC

Stress-free stress relief

By Laura Zima “Are you still watching?” Netflix asked me at 5 p.m. on Tuesday Jan. 26. That morning, I had taken my first test this semester, and it was one of those rare afternoons in the life of a medical student where I had nothing to do. Yet when that simple question popped up on my screen, I still felt a sense of guilt…. Continue Reading

From refugee to M.D.: Dr. Nguyen and his family come to America

Dr. Quan Dong Nguyen’s first step toward becoming an American began when his father went in to report to the new communist government and disappeared for the next 42 months. During the early 1970s, despite the Vietnam War, Dr. Nguyen’s family lived a relatively normal life in South Vietnam. But after the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975, when Dr. Nguyen was 8 years… Continue Reading

Finding Ph.D. possibilities off the academic track

Looking for a job while you have an advanced degree sounds a lot like looking for a job without an advanced degree. “I beat my head against the wall until something gave,” said Austin Jelcick, Ph.D. And, as Dr. Jelcick said, “When you have your Ph.D., there can often be this odd chasm you have to cross,” in that you always seem to be either… Continue Reading

Here’s Lookin’ at U

One of the most well-read things we do here, at UNMC Today, is our Lookin’ at U, which features a closer look at your fellow UNMC employees. People love it! But it’s frustrating to come across someone who would be incredibly fascinating and fun for everyone to read about, only to have that person say, “Nah ….” When this happens, we’re all missing out! So,… Continue Reading