A Day in the Life at UNMC

Luckey and Good: My Day with a Primary Care Doc

Earlier this year, U.S.News and World Report ranked UNMC No. 6 in primary care education. In an effort to explain the importance of “primary care” on the health care continuum, we felt it was important to “show” not “tell” what those two words mean. What is life like for a primary care provider? What are the benefits and drawbacks of practicing primary care in a… Continue Reading

Dr. Crouse and the Mustang

When David Crouse, Ph.D., was in his last year of college, in 1965, he took the nest egg he’d been saving and bought a Ford Mustang, brand new. It was perfect, custom ordered. He still remembers it coming off the truck. “It was burgundy, with a black vinyl top,” he said. He clicked a roll of film’s worth of photos of it, as if it… Continue Reading

Acclimating to America: International Student Orientation Fun

He’s from Tokyo. She’s from Indonesia. He will study bio statistics. She will study emergency preparedness. Following graduation, he plans to stay here. She plans to return home. Masayuki Takizawa and Dewi Ningsih are both new students in the College of Public Health. They couldn’t be more different. And yet alike at the same time. They were here on Monday and Tuesday for the International… Continue Reading

Dr. Cornish: "Up your nose with a rubber hose"

Little known fact: Back in the '70s, it was Dr. Cornish who first gave Vinnie Barbarino the famous catchphrase "up your nose with a rubber hose."

Kurtis Cornish, Ph.D., sat at the front of a classroom in Wittson Hall wearing the expression of a man who knows what’s coming. Still, he insists it is no big deal to have a nasogastric (NG) tube snaked up his nose, down his throat and into his stomach. That – showing how little a deal it really is – was the whole point of this… Continue Reading