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Dr. Haorah goes to school

When James Haorah was 11 years and 5 months old, a Catholic priest walked for seven miles to get to the village in remote northeast India where young James lived. It was a momentous day, and the priest was feted with great fanfare. This was partly a sign of deep respect, for a visiting dignitary, […]

Sep 20, 2012

Some help through a sad birthday

I’m out of the office today celebrating my 30th birthday. Exactly four years ago on this day, I didn’t have much to celebrate. I spent the morning of my 26th birthday on the fourth floor of Swanson Hall here at UNMC, in tears. It was 2008. Just two weeks prior to that day, I was […]

Sep 19, 2012

M1 Caleb Baber: Unbroken stride

Hear the story of Caleb Baber, M1, and it’s tough to fight the lump in your throat: How he was shocked with 69,000 volts and almost died; how he spent 59 days in a burn unit and lost both legs just below the knees … and then made a mission trip to India, ran a […]

Sep 12, 2012

All hail the EVS staff!

“Approve and Post.” The phrase dominated my Monday as I clicked that option nearly 200 times in the UNMC Today database for comments our employees made on the UNMC Today story about an EVS appreciation contest. The contest – held in recognition of National Healthcare Environmental Services Week – was simple. Employees were asked to […]

Sep 10, 2012