A Day in the Life at UNMC

The first days of medical school: A doctor looks back

By Brad Britigan, M.D. Dr. Britigan is the dean of the UNMC College of Medicine and the president of Nebraska Medicine. With the beginning of the new school year, the energy on campus has no doubt risen a few levels. The adrenaline is especially flowing for the nearly 130 first-year medical students, most of whom are gracing our campus for the first time. My first… Continue Reading

Camp Munroe: A place of learning, passion and fun

By Michaela Gibbons Michaela Gibbons is a staff member at Camp Munroe. Chances are, if you work at UNMC, you are familiar with a camp called Camp Munroe. I have volunteered at Munroe since I was 14, and have been working there since I turned 16. This is a camp for people with disabilities, where they are given the tools and friendships to reach their… Continue Reading

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