A Day in the Life at UNMC

Reach out and touch someone in Living Anatomy

Dr. Binhammer finds what he's looking for.

In case you were wondering whether Living Anatomy might have any relevance beyond medicine and academics, Robert Binhammer, Ph.D., offers up a real-life lesson in CSI. Anatomy can easily tell investigators the difference between homicide and suicide, Dr. Binhammer said. You see, strangling results in fracture of the hyoid bone, while hanging does not. The broken hyoid will be noticed in the autopsy. So, you know – if you were thinking of turning to a life of crime, don’t. “Word to the wise,” Dr. Binhammer… Continue Reading

Happily ever after, a UNMC romantic comedy

Paul Paulman, M.D., says everybody stand back!

Tao Li, M.D., couldn’t believe his luck. He’d gone to the Student Life Center, to get his picture taken, for his UNMC ID badge. And there, also getting her ID, was a beautiful girl. And she smiled at him. That smile! Had another woman in the history of the world ever smiled like that? “It’s really a sunshine smile,” he said the other day, dreamily, looking over at her and seeing that smile again. He couldn’t believe his luck. He’d gone and married that girl…. Continue Reading

UNMC Security: Joel and the snake

UNMC has had a menagerie. “We’ve had a variety of animals on campus,” said UNMC security officer John Ingraham. “We’ve had turkeys. Deer. We’ve of course had raccoons.” Of course. “Skunks. Possum. We’ve had ducks.” But none of that compares to the time Joel Schuldt stared down the snake. It was kind of an autumn day. A little cool, but not cold. It was nice, actually. Security got a call. There was a snake crawling out from under a car. “OK, a snake,” Ingraham said…. Continue Reading