Author: Hohenstein, Laura J

Mutual Funds vs. Index Mutual Funds

Last week, we started our eight-part series, Investing for Retirement for Healthcare Professionals. In Part 1: An Introduction to Investing, Dan Hyslop, MD’82 defined a few important terms to set the stage for our series. This week, Dr. Hyslop defines and explains the differences between mutual funds and index mutual funds. Want to learn more […]

Jun 8, 2022

An Introduction to Investing

How are you setting yourself up for financial success within retirement? Most people have a 401K or other employer-sponsored retirement account. But do you know what your money is actually doing, or how you could be making significant gains from compounding returns? Even the most financially savvy among us can learn something from Dan Hyslop, […]

Jun 2, 2022

The Importance of Mental Health

We have shared a lot this month about mental health and how important it is to take care of yourself. Remember: It’s important to check in with yourself. It’s important to take breaks. It’s important to recognize signs of burnout. It’s okay to ask for help. You are not alone. Current doctoral student and College […]

May 26, 2022

Tips to Handle Burnout

Burnout is a form of exhaustion caused by constantly feeling swamped. In many cases, burnout is related to one’s job. Burnout happens when you’re overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to keep up with life’s incessant demands. According to WebMD Many of us have experienced burnout. Now, in our third year of the pandemic, it is no […]

May 18, 2022

Advice to New Cytotechnology Graduates

We can’t believe commencement was one week ago! We welcomed nearly 1,000 new healthcare professionals into the UNMC alumni family! One important group we want to celebrate are our cytotechnologists. Cytotechnologists are lab professionals who evaluate patients’ cell samples and are trained to notice subtle changes to accurately detect precancerous, malignant, and infectious conditions.  Definition from […]

May 13, 2022

Advice to Graduating Students

Happy Graduation Week! Congratulations to all of the students who will be joining the #UNMCalumni family this week. We can’t wait to celebrate with you! Tyler Housh, MLS’19 offers his top piece of advice for new grads in under a minute in this week’s Connections Project Blog.

May 4, 2022

Prioritizing Demands on Your Time

All of us have demands on our time. Studying, working, caring for kids or parents, taking time for physical and mental health – these are just a few of the things that we have to manage, and that’s before we take time to do things for fun.  Patricia Kearns, PT’99 has learned how to maximize her […]

Apr 27, 2022

Working on Inter-Professional Teams

In healthcare, and many other fields, knowing how to work on an inter-professional team is a critical skill. Collaborating with others who bring different experience can lead to better outcomes in your work. It can also help expand your perspective and approach to problems, too. Our alumni have experience working on teams like this. Sarah […]

Apr 20, 2022

The Importance of Professional Societies

Are you a member of your professional society? If not, there are many reasons why you should consider joining – especially if you are a student about to graduate! Randy Heibel, DDS’78, MAGD, ABGD CDR (ret) shares a few benefits that come from joining your professional society.

Apr 13, 2022

How I Chose Public Health

Happy National Public Health Week! Where we live impacts our health and wellbeing. Public Health makes our communities healthier, stronger and safer! We want to wish a happy National Public Health Week to our College of Public Health alumni. The work you do is appreciated and does not go unnoticed. ❤️ In honor of this […]

Apr 6, 2022

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