McGoogan News

Pet therapy, snack break, and extended hours planned

To help students relax while finishing out the semester, the McGoogan Library of Medicine will host relaxation breaks during the weeks of April 23 and 30. All are welcome.

Events include:

Pet therapy: Volunteers from Paws for Friendship, a local pet therapy organization, will bring dogs to the library to help students and others de-stress, on the sixth floor of Wittson Hall on Tuesday, April 24, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Healthy snack break: Grab a healthy snack in the Linder Lounge located on the sixth floor of the library. Snacks will be available (while supplies last) starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 1.

Relax with animals: Enjoy calming views of puppies and kittens livestreaming on a monitor in the library’s sixth floor lobby area.

Wellness Corner and the Reflection Room: For additional relaxation, don’t forget to spend time in the library’s Reflection Room located on the eighth floor, or the Wellness Corner, located on the northwest side of the sixth floor. Massage chairs are located in both areas.

Extended hours: The library will be open extended hours – 7:30 a.m. to midnight — each day from April 30-May 3.

Recording of Hassan Tetteh, M.D. presentation now available

Dr. Tetteh meets with the UNMC GRADS group

By Laura Bashus

Hassan Tetteh, M.D., delivered a presentation titled “Embracing Diversity for Improved Health Outcomes” on September 27, 2017 at noon in Sorrell Center, Room 2014. Dr. Tetteh’s vibrant and interactive presentation highlighted the important aspect of strategic communication, including uninterrupted listening during communication between patients and providers. When engaged in active listening, responsiveness between patient and provider increases, leading to better health outcomes. Similarly, satisfaction rates for health centers can increase among patient, faculty, staff, and student populations when utilizing active listening tools and other techniques such as those demonstrated during Dr. Tetteh’s presentation. The September 27 presentation can be viewed online here.

Dr. Tetteh also met with members of the UNMC GRADS student group. He shared his own personal experiences on how to successfully handle life’s challenges.

Dr. Tetteh’s novel, Gifts of the Heart, is available for sale at the UNMC Bookstore. The Bookstore’s hours can be found here.

Speaker on diversity September 27

Dr. Hassan A. Tetteh, MD, MBA, FACS, FACHE, will present Embracing Diversity for Improved Health Outcomes to the UNMC community on September 27, 2017 at noon in MSC 2014.

Dr. Tetteh is Command Surgeon at the National Defense University, Associate Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, adjunct faculty at Howard University College of Medicine, and served as Division Lead for Futures and Innovation at Navy Medicine’s Headquarters, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Tetteh specializes in cardiovascular disease management, heart failure surgery, and heart and lung transplantation.  He serves on social impact organizations such as:

  • Champions for Kids, a nonprofit dedicated to positively transforming the lives of children
  • Mentoring in Medicine, to inspire the next generation of health professionals
  • Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health , which collaborates with community members to design, incubate and replicate neighborhood-based interventions that address health conditions that disproportionately affect minorities.

Exams bring pet therapy, yoga, and snacks

To help students relax while finishing out the semester, the McGoogan Library will host relaxation breaks during the weeks of April 24 and May 1, 2017. All are welcome, so take a break, and come join us!

Pet Therapy — Volunteers from Paws for Friendship, a local pet therapy organization in Omaha, will bring dogs to visit and help you de-stress. Join us outside of the Sorrell Center in the Commons Area on Tuesday, April 25, 11:30am-1:00pm.

Yoga Session – Try a Chaturanga Dandasana at our relaxing yoga session, led by Jane Smith, in partnership with the Center for Healthy Living. Yoga mats will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own. Join us in the Wilson Training Room, located on the 8th floor of the library, on Friday, April 28, 11am-12pm.

Snack Break – Come grab a healthy snack in the Linder Lounge, located on the 6th floor of the library. Snacks will be available starting at 1:00pm on Wednesday May 3 (while supplies last).

If you would like some additional relaxation, you are welcome to spend time in the library’s Reflection Room located on the 8th floor of the library, or around the Wellness Corner, located on the northwest side of the 6th floor. Massage chairs are located in both areas.