A Day in the Life at UNMC

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

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