Alumni Association - Connections Project

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 back to UNMC. Alumni Councils meet just three times per… Continue Reading

Preparation from UNMC & Giving Back

Carol Swarts, MD’59 feels very strongly that her medical school education at UNMC prepared her for her career and it’s ultimately why she feels it is so important to give back to support the next generation of healthcare leaders.

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.

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 employers.

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 from, its health benefits, and some simple moves to get… Continue Reading

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 are not alone. Visit UNMC’s wellness resource page to find assistance or call the numbers… Continue Reading

Happy Nurses Week!

Today starts National Nurses Week and it’s also graduation week at UNMC! In honor of both of these events, we have advice for young alumni from Aaron Moore, MSN, RN ’09. His insight is helpful for not only nursing graduates, but all alumni. One piece of advice he offers: remember your “why” and that will help you get through the hard days and make the… Continue Reading

What is a Clinical Perfusionist?

Next week (May 2-8) is Perfusion Appreciation Week and so we wanted to highlight these important medical professionals by shining a spotlight on what they do. Scott Sanderson, MPS, CCP, LP (Clinical Perfusion ’12), shares in the video below, the vital role perfusionists play, not only in cardiac surgery, but in research and education. Scott serves as an adjunct assistant professor and clinical perfusion education… Continue Reading

Happy Medical Laboratory Professionals Week!

Did you know that 70-80% of all medical decisions are based on the precise results of the medical laboratory scientist? This week is a special time where we get to recognize these dedicated healthcare professionals and say thank you for the vital work they do. We had an opportunity to catch up with Brad Hays of the class of 1994 and he shared with us… Continue Reading

Join our online community

Alumni and students now have a dedicated online community to connect for networking, mentoring, interprofessional groups, and discussion boards.   The community, UNMC Alumni Connections, is managed by the Alumni Relations Office and was created in partnership with industry leader, PeopleGrove. It was first made available to alumni earlier this month.  Individuals who are interested in signing up may visit https://connections.unmcalumni.org and join the community via LinkedIn… Continue Reading