A Day in the Life at UNMC

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

My bone marrow donation story

Tom Blount, a fourth-year medical student, recently got to meet his bone marrow donation recipient a year and a half after the donation. Tom is a member of Decreasing the Donor Deficit (DDD), a service learning legacy project at UNMC, which partners with the “Be the Match” National Bone Marrow Donor registry. DDD will have a week-long donor drive on the UNMC campus beginning Feb…. Continue Reading