A Day in the Life at UNMC

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

The beginning

The practice ice rink looks like the graduation area. There are rows of chairs for the graduates. There is a podium. There are even seats on one side, though not nearly enough to seat all the friends and family who are expected. Still, the room looks official enough that one graduate, gown draped over her arm and a cap in one hand, asks “Is this… Continue Reading