A Day in the Life at UNMC

The genetics of success

The interview is over when Ann Haskins Olney, M.D., pulls a sheet of loose-leaf notepaper – carefully protected behind plastic – out of her bag and shows it to Tanner Hagelstrom, Ph.D. “I save everything,” she says with a little laugh as her colleague bends over the paper. The paper is scrawled with the notes Dr. Olney took as an undergraduate student at the University… Continue Reading

Different fields, common strengths in these UNMC stalwarts

by Chandra Are, M.B.B.S., vice chairman for education for department of surgery, associate professor of surgical oncology The machine of change is chugging along unprecedented in its scope, magnitude or pace. The hectic pace of change traps us all in undiminished frenzy that prevents anyone from taking a pause. Taking a pause to stop and reflect on some of the events that have transpired over… Continue Reading

A Day in the Life: Experiencing ‘China Nice’

  China might have 1.3 billion of the nicest people in the world. At every point during my 10-day trip with the UNMC delegation to this beautiful country, I was met with enthusiastic smiles, heartfelt hospitality and the warmest welcome, all of which I eagerly reciprocated. It’s no wonder UNMC’s Asia Pacific Rim Development Program has been so successful. From Gang Pei, Ph.D., president of… Continue Reading

A day in the life: Justin’s story

Justin Harold Bainbridge was born on June 23, 1989, at 1:30 a.m. Around seven and a half hours later, while my husband Jeff was out buying me a bouquet of flowers, our pediatrician told me that he was 99.9 percent sure that Justin had Down syndrome. I can remember what the doctor was wearing. I can remember where he sat when he began speaking. I… Continue Reading