A Day in the Life at UNMC

A day in the life: Justin’s story

By Kim Bainbridge, Munroe-Meyer Institute 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 can remember pinching my arm, telling myself to wake up, that this was a dream… Continue Reading

When in a strange land, laugh

Comedian Yakov Smirnoff rose to stardom by summing up the incredulous, wide-eyed experience of being an immigrant in America with the catchphrase, “What a country!” Likewise, many of UNMC’s international students can weather culture shock the way successful fishes out of water always have — with a sense of humor. Raheleh Miralami, a UNMC graduate studies student from Iran, has been through it. She’s been in this country for a couple of years now, so she’s a veteran. But she wishes someone might have given… Continue Reading

On the road with Dr. Khan

By Elizabeth Kumru, UNMC public relations The new dean of UNMC’s College of Public Health is in love with Nebraska and Nebraska seems to be in love with him. Just one month into his new position, Ali S. Khan, M.D., M.P.H., began a six-week listening tour of all 24 local and tribal public health departments in the state. Brandon Grimm, Ph.D., director of public health practice, wasted no time in planning the trip Dr. Khan had envisioned while still in the interview process. The four… Continue Reading