A Day in the Life at UNMC

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

On the road with Dr. Khan

By Elizabeth Kumru, UNMC public relations The new dean of UNMC’s College of Public Health is in love with Nebraska and Nebraska seems to be in love with him. Just one month into his new position, Ali S. Khan, M.D., M.P.H., began a six-week listening tour of all 24 local and tribal public health departments in the state. Brandon Grimm, Ph.D., director of public health… Continue Reading

Answered prayers

By Lisa Spellman My nephew has a new kidney! Jeffery Spellman, the young man I told you about earlier this year, has a beautiful new, fully functioning kidney as of June 2. We are grateful and indebted to the incredible generosity of an unknown donor and their family and will always be praying for them. They will never know the magnitude of this gift. But… Continue Reading