Author: Hohenstein, Laura J

Advice for Incoming Pharmacy Students

With the new academic year just around the corner, Anthony Donovan, PharmD’19 is sharing advice for incoming students. Although his tips come from a pharmacy perspective, his advice applies to all incoming students. Good luck to all the new UNMC students. You will do great!

Aug 12, 2021

My Journey with Medicine, Psychiatry & Mental Health

By: Lauren Edwards, MD’13 On Medical School: I know some people aim to be doctors or surgeons since childhood, and while that’s wonderful, my path was very different. It felt very much like a winding journey through the wilderness, and I just followed my gut when I got to a fork in the road. I […]

Aug 4, 2021

How Do I Find or Become a Mentor?

In last week’s blog post, you heard from Ernest Sigler, DDS’75 about the importance of a mentor. Now, you might be thinking, “How do I find or become a mentor?” Well, we have an answer for you! Our online community for UNMC students and alumni, Alumni Connections, is the perfect place for you to find […]

Jul 29, 2021

Creating a Welcoming Environment for LGBTQ Individuals

Desi Bailey, MD’75 has advocated for an equitable and welcoming environment for LGBTQ patients and healthcare workers throughout her career. In addition to other involvements, she was on the Board of Directors for GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality for 11 years and served as President from 2011 to 2013.  In this video, Dr. Bailey shares steps healthcare professionals can take to make their practice and environment more inclusive […]

Jul 14, 2021

Tips for Negotiating Salary

By: Lisa Bilek, PhD ’13 Negotiating a salary can be such an unusual position to find yourself in, but it is important. If you have never done this before, you are typically asking for more money from someone that you have never met. Typically, it is someone from human resources (HR). The HR person will […]

Jul 7, 2021

Why I Volunteer on the Alumni Council

Each member of our Alumni Councils bring their unique perspectives and experiences to the table, and we appreciate every one of them! Sara May, MD’09, Internal Medicine’13 shares why she volunteers on the UNMC College of Medicine Alumni Council. Serving on your profession’s Alumni Council is a fantastic leadership opportunity and a way to give […]

Jun 23, 2021

Benefits of Practicing in Rural Nebraska

After both growing up in rural communities, Mike Moravec, PT, DPT’04, OCS and Lisa Moravec, RDH’02, MSDH have made rural Nebraska their home. The Moravecs share what they love about their community and the benefits of practicing in rural Nebraska in this week’s Connections Project Blog.

Jun 11, 2021

LinkedIn Tips & Tricks

Shalis Ammons, PhD’16 and Prathamesh Patil, PhD’18 have both used the professional networking platform, LinkedIn, to create a strong digital presence and land jobs since graduating from UNMC. This week, Drs. Ammons and Patil share practical steps students and alumni can take to maximize their profile’s search engine optimization and positively market themselves to potential […]

Jun 4, 2021

What is Tai Chi?

This Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, learn about the ancient Chinese form of martial arts, Tai Chi. This practice has many health benefits and is an outcome-based program that decreases risk of falls in seniors. In this week’s Connections Project Blog, Holly Warth, RN, BSN, ’78, ’80 teaches us about Tai Chi, where it comes […]

May 26, 2021

Self Care & Maintaining Balance

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we know things have been especially difficult over the last year. On this week’s Connections Project Blog, Tunisia Ellis Penta, Clinical Perfusion ’02 shares how she prioritizes her self-care, both mentally and physically, in order to maintain balance in her life.   If you are struggling with your mental health, you […]

May 19, 2021

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