A Day in the Life at UNMC

The (Ahem) Flu Shot

There are lots of reasons people don’t get flu shots. Reason #1: Because one time, their second cousin’s Grandma’s mailman got the flu from the flu shot.  As UNMC’s infectious disease specialist Dr. Mark Rupp will tell you, this is one of many flu shot fables. Consider Dr. Rupp one of these guys: And Reason #2 through lots: Needles = Painful. Therefore, no thanks! Well, there just might be something that can help with that. Two years ago, a group of UNMC pediatricians and psychologists… Continue Reading

Dr. Haorah and the tiger

There was a tiger in the night, but Dr. Haorah's buffalo protected him. And his father promised it would never hurt him.

Researchers at UNMC like to tout the odd jobs they held before they became academic elites. Forklift operator. Punk rocker. James Haorah, Ph.D., associate professor in the department of pharmacology and experimental neuroscience, was a buffalo herder. In the remote Ukhrul district (you can’t even find his home village, Khamasom, on Google maps) of northeast India, he was a full-fledged cowboy when he was just a little kid. The places they’d go … “It’s a very sweet memory,” Dr. Haorah said. He’d take the herd… Continue Reading