A Day in the Life at UNMC

Stress-free stress relief

By Laura Zima “Are you still watching?” Netflix asked me at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26. That morning, I had taken my first test this semester, and it was one of those rare afternoons in the life of a medical student where I had nothing to do. Yet when that simple question popped up on my screen, I still felt a sense of guilt…. Continue Reading

The first days of medical school: A doctor looks back

By Brad Britigan, M.D. Dr. Britigan is the dean of the UNMC College of Medicine and the president of Nebraska Medicine. With the beginning of the new school year, the energy on campus has no doubt risen a few levels. The adrenaline is especially flowing for the nearly 130 first-year medical students, most of whom are gracing our campus for the first time. My first… Continue Reading

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