Author: Kalani Simpson

Reach out and touch someone in Living Anatomy

In case you were wondering whether Living Anatomy might have any relevance beyond medicine and academics, Robert Binhammer, Ph.D., offers up a real-life lesson in CSI. Anatomy can easily tell investigators the difference between homicide and suicide, Dr. Binhammer said. You see, strangling results in fracture of the hyoid bone, while hanging does not. The […]

Oct 15, 2012

Happily ever after, a UNMC romantic comedy

Tao Li, M.D., couldn’t believe his luck. He’d gone to the Student Life Center, to get his picture taken, for his UNMC ID badge. And there, also getting her ID, was a beautiful girl. And she smiled at him. That smile! Had another woman in the history of the world ever smiled like that? “It’s […]

Oct 9, 2012

UNMC Security: Joel and the snake

UNMC has had a menagerie. “We’ve had a variety of animals on campus,” said UNMC security officer John Ingraham. “We’ve had turkeys. Deer. We’ve of course had raccoons.” Of course. “Skunks. Possum. We’ve had ducks.” But none of that compares to the time Joel Schuldt stared down the snake. It was kind of an autumn […]

Oct 4, 2012

A museum with a bite

My son has told me that the tooth fairy turns teeth into money. Maybe. Or maybe, many of them ended up here, at the UNMC College of Dentistry’s Dental Museum. Teeth. Everywhere, teeth. And fillings, and molds, and drills, and tools and dentists’ chairs that go back to the 1800s. (“Did you sit in the […]

Sep 25, 2012