A Day in the Life at UNMC

Traumatic brain injury: A family perspective

By Karen Burbach, UNMC Public Relations Watching the old family video, viewers see Cassidy Collier, a spunky teenager with a big personality, laughing alongside her best friend as they mimic each other’s movements. And, while the video was taken years ago, you can see that endearing personality remains in her today, albeit masked behind a traumatic brain injury she sustained in a 2011 car crash… Continue Reading

Humans of UNMC

We’re off to see humans. I’m with Abby Meyer, UNMC’s new web content and social media specialist. We’re going to talk to some humans. Not just any humans. Humans of UNMC. Maybe you’ve seen this new feature on our social media platforms. It’s a take-off of the popular “Humans of New York” book/blog/Facebook page/phenomenon created by Brandon Stanton. Stanton would walk around New York City… Continue Reading

From refugee to M.D.: Dr. Nguyen and his family come to America

Dr. Quan Dong Nguyen’s first step toward becoming an American began when his father went in to report to the new communist government and disappeared for the next 42 months. During the early 1970s, despite the Vietnam War, Dr. Nguyen’s family lived a relatively normal life in South Vietnam. But after the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975, when Dr. Nguyen was 8 years… Continue Reading

Finding Ph.D. possibilities off the academic track

Looking for a job while you have an advanced degree sounds a lot like looking for a job without an advanced degree. “I beat my head against the wall until something gave,” said Austin Jelcick, Ph.D. And, as Dr. Jelcick said, “When you have your Ph.D., there can often be this odd chasm you have to cross,” in that you always seem to be either… Continue Reading