A Day in the Life at UNMC

Dr. Mathews, a man for all (sports) seasons

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Monty Mathews, M.D., assistant professor of family medicine, is on duty. He’s not wearing a white coat. He’s not wearing scrubs. He’s wearing a baseball cap, emblazoned with a Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks “O.” The doc is on duty on a soccer sideline, Caniglia Field, on the UNO campus. He stands with trainers, with coaches, with players (the subs), looking out onto the field. On the green… Continue Reading

B&F is going to pump(kin) you up!

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Look at the Jack-o-lantern above. Spooky and brand-compliant! The world’s scariest walrus. We bring you this picture, and others, because Business and Finance recently held a pumpkin-carving contest. No, scratch that. Business and Finance held a PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST. This was not your average Halloween contest. This wasn’t just a zigzag smile in an orange gourd. These people really went all-out. Consider a few of… Continue Reading

Dan Brick lays the foundation for realistic simulation

Dan Brick gives himself a hand.

First things first. We’re not talking about a real baby. Let’s make that clear right away, because it looks like a real baby. And those are not real wounds. That’s good, because they look like real wounds. They look like a horrible dog bite. They look so realistic that medical students have turned away. But no dog put these fake wounds on this not-real baby…. Continue Reading

Dr. Maurer and his patient: Their work lives on

Stephen Smith had Rhabdomyosarcoma when he was a kid. He re-connected with the doctor who helped save his life, and with Mrs. Maurer, at a University of Nebraska Foundation event earlier this year.

In the past year or so, Stephen Smith has been thinking a lot about his old friend and former doctor, Harold M. Maurer, M.D. They’re each about to enter new phases in their lives, Smith said. Dr. Maurer, of course, is wrapping up his tenure after 15 years as chancellor at UNMC. Smith was one of those kids Dr. Maurer had helped cure of rhabdomyosarcoma,… Continue Reading