A Day in the Life at UNMC

How Healthy U saved my life: Part II

Penni

Penni Davis is a grant protocol associate who has been at UNMC for 14 years. She is a mother of two and has been married to her husband – “a wonderful man,” Penni says – for almost 30 years. On June 14, Penni and her husband Sean met with Justin Westervelt, M.D., to get the results of her kidney biopsy. The report was not good . . . June 14, 2013: The diagnosis: IgA nephropathy with acute kidney failure. What?!!! My kidneys were only functioning… Continue Reading

How Healthy U saved my life: Part III

Penni Davis is a grant protocol associate who has been at UNMC for 14 years. She is a mother of two and has been married to her husband – “a wonderful man,” Penni says – for almost 30 years. On July 1, Penni, buoyed by her faith, the prayers of her friends and the good work of her doctors and the other health professionals at The Nebraska Medical Center and UNMC, met with Julie Vose, M.D. With the help of medication and some dietary changes,… Continue Reading

How Healthy U saved my life

Penni Davis is a grant protocol associate who has been at UNMC for 14 years. She is a mother of two and has been married to her husband, Sean – “a wonderful man,” Penni says – for almost 30 years. On May 10, feeling absolutely fine, Penni went in to have her annual checkup. The following is what happened next . . . May 10, 2013: I went in to have my normal annual check-up. You know that stuff we ladies do but hate? Well,… Continue Reading