Author: Kalani Simpson

The Dagefordes’ extreme green, game-changing house

“I cooled my house this summer for the price of a Big Mac,” Karen Dageforde said. That gets your attention right? It should. And considering the house Karen Dageforde cooled was a 2,869-square foot ranch-style house on an acreage northwest of Omaha, it should really get your attention. Oh, and actually it cost a less […]

Nov 26, 2012

Photo blog: Cast away

It sounded like fun. UNMC’s Primary Care Progress and Family Medicine Interest Groups presented “Procedure Night: Casting Workshop” for students Oct. 8 in the Sorrell Center’s Clinical Skills laboratory. What does that mean? Students learned to administer casts. They received casts themselves. Then they took a saw, and cut them off. And they had to sit […]

Nov 13, 2012

What do you want, blood?

Two years ago, Tom O’Connor wrote a Time Out with T.O. column in UNMC Today in which he all but called us a bunch of weenies if we made squeamish excuses about giving blood. (He also used the word “phlebotomists” – what a show off.) To which I say, “Guilty.” Weenie No. 1, right here. […]

Nov 8, 2012

Dr. Haorah and the tiger

Researchers at UNMC like to tout the odd jobs they held before they became academic elites. Forklift operator. Punk rocker. James Haorah, Ph.D., associate professor in the department of pharmacology and experimental neuroscience, was a buffalo herder. In the remote Ukhrul district (you can’t even find his home village, Khamasom, on Google maps) of northeast […]

Oct 19, 2012

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