A Day in the Life at UNMC

How Dr. Lyubchenko’s lab invited the dean to a pizza party

Yuri Lyubchenko, Ph.D., professor of pharmaceutical sciences in the College of Pharmacy, said this quietly, almost with wonder: “It has been a really good year.” It has. Already this year his lab has been awarded a $620,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and another from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for more than $1 million. “It’s unexpected,” Dr. Lyubchenko said. “It’s some… Continue Reading

Standardized patients make mission SimPossible

They’re still counting votes to see whether the team from the family medicine interest group or the team from the emergency medicine interest group came out on top in the Innovation & Research Week simulation contest, Mission SimPossible. You can view the videos of each team’s performance, and vote yourself, here. They’ll be tallying votes until noon today. But no matter which group of second-year… 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