A Day in the Life at UNMC

Jennifer’s story

This story was written by Janet Miller, a respite care associate at the Munroe-Meyer Institute. My daughter, Jennifer, is a lovely 40-year-old woman with Down syndrome. For many years, she excelled in both school and employment. She was fortunate to have had many opportunities to participate in regular education classes. Additionally, she began her work career at age 17 at a Wendy’s restaurant –- her… Continue Reading

Memorial service draws tears, thanks

The following letter was written by Amy McGinnis of Nebraska Medicine, who attended the recent memorial service held for those who had donated their remains for the scientific use of UNMC students. McGinnis and her family attended in honor of their father, who had donated his remains and was among the loved ones being honored. Dear students, professors, educators, therapists and anatomy department, On Friday,… Continue Reading

M2 makes “buddies” through Peds interest group

By Daniel Regier, second-year medical student The Hospital Buddies program through the Pediatric Interest Group is a great program for any student who thinks they might be interested in pursuing a career in pediatrics, or simply wants to give back to children who are experiencing illness in their lives. My experience with the program has been nothing short of incredible. I initially signed up simply… Continue Reading

Friends fuel Nancy Armitage professorship

Tom Lutsey, of Green Bay, Wis., gets emotional when he talks about hosting James Armitage, M.D., and Dr. Armitage’s wife, Nancy, at a Green Bay Packers game. “It was just so great to be able to show my boys who saved my life,” he said. But he wasn’t just talking about Dr. Armitage, who treated Lutsey for cancer, years ago. “Then I got to meet… Continue Reading