A Day in the Life at UNMC

Jennifer’s story

This story was written by Janet Miller, a respite care associate at the Munroe-Meyer Institute. My daughter, Jennifer, is a lovely 40-year-old woman with Down syndrome. For many years, she excelled in both school and employment. She was fortunate to have had many opportunities to participate in regular education classes. Additionally, she began her work career at age 17 at a Wendy’s restaurant –- her… Continue Reading

Memorial service draws tears, thanks

The following letter was written by Amy McGinnis of Nebraska Medicine, who attended the recent memorial service held for those who had donated their remains for the scientific use of UNMC students. McGinnis and her family attended in honor of their father, who had donated his remains and was among the loved ones being honored. Dear students, professors, educators, therapists and anatomy department, On Friday,… Continue Reading

Alzheimer’s and time – what it looks like

By Elizabeth Kumru, UNMC public relations I didn’t know what to expect – clocks drawn by Alzheimer’s patients? OK. Arranged into an exhibition by one of our first-year anesthesiology residents? Odd, but OK. I was surprised at how all the pieces fell together and made sense as I learned more about the resident, Andy Peck, M.D., and saw his exhibit. We talked as our photographer,… Continue Reading

A Day in the Life: Miss Korey

For a while – perhaps 15 minutes – Korey Stading seems like any other office-based professional. She has one foot tucked under her as she sits at her desk, going through the day’s schedule on her computer. Then Korey hears a noise in the hallway outside her office. A grin splits her face; her shoulder-length brown hair flounces as she spins from her chair. “It… Continue Reading