A Day in the Life at UNMC

Top 5 Memories

Yesterday was my 5-year anniversary at UNMC. I knew it was coming up, but when I received the congratulatory email, it sunk in. I’ve been here FIVE YEARS…doesn’t seem like that long at all. To celebrate, I thought it might be fun to share five of my favorite UNMC memories with you all. So, come, take a walk down memory lane with me. 2008 – My first day. My first day on the job was the same day as a press conference to announce the… Continue Reading

We Are (UNMC) Family

Even though I’m a writer, I have no words for what happened in Newtown, Conn., last Friday. What I do know is that the first thing I thought of when I heard the news, probably like many of you, was my family. How much they mean to me. And how quickly all that can be taken away. I have a husband, a 2-year-old daughter and another baby on the way. But they are not my only family. During the week, I spend just as much… Continue Reading

A good day to be a quitter

Today is the 37th annual Great American Smokeout – an event organized by the American Cancer Society that encourages smokers to either quit or make a plan to quit today. UNMC and The Nebraska Medical Center tout a smoke free campus, and that’s great. While that status may discourage some smokers from lighting up as often or even spur them to quit, the fact is people still choose to smoke. Smokers often know about the health risks. They know how much it costs. They know… Continue Reading

The (Ahem) Flu Shot

There are lots of reasons people don’t get flu shots. Reason #1: Because one time, their second cousin’s Grandma’s mailman got the flu from the flu shot.  As UNMC’s infectious disease specialist Dr. Mark Rupp will tell you, this is one of many flu shot fables. Consider Dr. Rupp one of these guys: And Reason #2 through lots: Needles = Painful. Therefore, no thanks! Well, there just might be something that can help with that. Two years ago, a group of UNMC pediatricians and psychologists… Continue Reading