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Living Within Your Financial Means

Aurora Le, PhD, MPH’16 knows how to manage her money. After financing her BA, MPH and PhD on her own, she graduated debt-free and now owns her own home and paid off her used car in a year! So, how did she do this? Dr. Le shares a few tips on how she lives within her financial means below.

Giving Back

#ILoveNU Week is now behind us, but giving back to your community or alma mater is something you can do year-round! Mike Moravec, PT, DPT’04, OCS and Lisa Moravec, RDH’02, MSDH share below what motivates them to give back of their time, talent and treasure.

Advocate for the University of Nebraska

We’re in the midst of #ILoveNU Week, and we love seeing our alumni celebrate by sharing their story on social media, contacting their senator and wearing UNMC colors. Another important way alumni can show their love is by advocating for the University of Nebraska. Below, Jeff Hines, PharmD’82 shares why he advocates for the NU system and provides advice to alumni on how they can… Continue Reading

Alumni Share “Why UNMC?”

In honor of #ILoveNU Week starting this Monday, we’re sharing what a few of our alumni had to say when we asked them “Why did you choose UNMC?” Be sure to visit nebraska.edu/ILoveNU to learn more and get involved.

Happy Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day!

These #unmcalumni are the food and nutrition experts. They take the science of nutrition and turn it into practical solutions for healthy living. Thank you for the important role you play in the well-being of each patient you serve. This week, to celebrate, we have a video recipe provided by Rebecca Kraay, MMN, RDN, LMNT ’16, ‘17 where she shows you how to make No… Continue Reading

Going Outside to Help With the Stressors Inside

As healthcare professionals, most often the work you do is inside, all of the time, without the ability to even look out a window. Today Scott Sanderson, MPS, CCP, LP ’12 shares how he likes to get outside to help him deal with the stressors inside. If you live in Nebraska right now, it is a great time to be able to do this with… Continue Reading

Creating an Inclusive Environment in Healthcare & Advice for BIPOC UNMC Students

Isaiah T. Crum, a December 2020 graduate of the UNMC College of Medicine, shares a few ways healthcare practitioners can create an inclusive environment within their respective spheres of influence. He also shares advice for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) students at UNMC.  Creating an Inclusive Environment in Healthcare  When creating an inclusive environment in healthcare, I think it’s important to speak directly… Continue Reading

Embracing Change

Colin Weekes, MD’00, PhD’98 is no stranger to forging his own path. As a student at UNMC, he worked toward completing his MD and PhD one year before the MD/PhD Scholars program began. Now, Dr. Weekes is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of Medical Oncology Pancreas Cancer Research at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Networking with Professors

Many of us recognize the importance of networking to help advance our careers, but how many apply these same ideas with their professors? Tunisia Ellis Penta, Clinical Perfusion ’02, shares why she found connecting with her professors to be so important and how it ended up saving her thousands of dollars.

The Importance of Networking

Maintaining contact with your previous supervisors, co-workers and teams is a great way to keep your professional network strong even after you leave a position. Dr. Valeria Stokes, Vice President of Human Resources at Erie Family Heath Centers in Chicago, Ill., shares her experience with networking and how it has impacted her career.