A Day in the Life at UNMC

The lady in the dungeon

Phyllis Carter, when reached by phone, does not sound like a lady in a dungeon. Instead, she sounds sweet and nice, and so for a minute I hesitate to even bring it up, even though it’s the whole reason I am calling. “Uh, do you know that people call you ‘the lady in the dungeon’?” I finally say, timidly. “Had you ever heard that?” And… 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

Finding a balance

By Laura Zima I looked out at all the UNO students — questioning me and three other medical students at a pre-health organization meeting at UNO — and I so vividly remembered being in their shoes. I wish I could tell them that the worries they were feeling completely go away once you are in medical school, but unfortunately that doesn’t happen for everyone. Sometimes… Continue Reading

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