A Day in the Life at UNMC

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

My bone marrow donation story

Tom Blount, a fourth-year medical student, recently got to meet his bone marrow donation recipient a year and a half after the donation. Tom is a member of Decreasing the Donor Deficit (DDD), a service learning legacy project at UNMC, which partners with the “Be the Match” National Bone Marrow Donor registry. DDD will have a week-long donor drive on the UNMC campus beginning Feb…. Continue Reading

Stress-free stress relief

By Laura Zima “Are you still watching?” Netflix asked me at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26. That morning, I had taken my first test this semester, and it was one of those rare afternoons in the life of a medical student where I had nothing to do. Yet when that simple question popped up on my screen, I still felt a sense of guilt…. 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