A Day in the Life at UNMC

Different fields, common strengths in these UNMC stalwarts

by Chandra Are, M.B.B.S., vice chairman for education for department of surgery, associate professor of surgical oncology The machine of change is chugging along unprecedented in its scope, magnitude or pace. The hectic pace of change traps us all in undiminished frenzy that prevents anyone from taking a pause. Taking a pause to stop and reflect on some of the events that have transpired over… Continue Reading

A Day in the Life: Experiencing ‘China Nice’

  China might have 1.3 billion of the nicest people in the world. At every point during my 10-day trip with the UNMC delegation to this beautiful country, I was met with enthusiastic smiles, heartfelt hospitality and the warmest welcome, all of which I eagerly reciprocated. It’s no wonder UNMC’s Asia Pacific Rim Development Program has been so successful. From Gang Pei, Ph.D., president of… Continue Reading

A day in the life: Justin’s story

Justin Harold Bainbridge was born on June 23, 1989, at 1:30 a.m. Around seven and a half hours later, while my husband Jeff was out buying me a bouquet of flowers, our pediatrician told me that he was 99.9 percent sure that Justin had Down syndrome. I can remember what the doctor was wearing. I can remember where he sat when he began speaking. I… Continue Reading

When in a strange land, laugh

Comedian Yakov Smirnoff rose to stardom by summing up the incredulous, wide-eyed experience of being an immigrant in America with the catchphrase, “What a country!” Likewise, many of UNMC’s international students can weather culture shock the way successful fishes out of water always have — with a sense of humor. Raheleh Miralami, a UNMC graduate studies student from Iran, has been through it. She’s been… Continue Reading