Dr. Robert Wigton’s presentation on University Hospital has been postponed.
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.
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.
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.
The ninth annual Richard B. Davis, M.D., Ph.D. History of Medicine Lecture will be held Tuesday, April 11, 2017, noon, in the Michael F. Sorrell Center, room 1005.
Margaret Humphreys, M.D., Ph.D., Josiah Charles Trent Professor of the History of Medicine, in the School of Medicine, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina and Past President, American Association for the History of Medicine will speak on the Marrow of Tragedy: Medicine in the American Civil War. The Civil War was the greatest health disaster the United States has ever experienced, killing more than a million Americans and leaving many others invalided or grieving. Poorly prepared to care for wounded and sick soldiers as the war began, Union and Confederate governments scrambled to provide doctoring and nursing, supplies, and shelter for those felled by warfare or disease.
A boxed lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m.