Tag: UNMC

UNMC alum helped make brain discovery featured in the movie ‘Concussion’

Ronald Hamilton, M.D., UNMC College of Medicine, class of 1989, describes what happened this way: “My student handed me a small pebble, and said, ‘Is this what I think it is?’ And I said, ‘Yes.’ And I threw the pebble to the ground. “And it started an avalanche.” It did. The “pebble” turned out to […]

July 22, 2016

Surgical Boot Camp at UNMC

(To the tune of Piano Man) It’s 9 o’clock on a Friday morn. The regular crew shuffles in. They’ve all matched into residencies, but just before they begin: Chicken…record scratch: BOOT CAMP. A three and a half-week, elective course for M4s to hone their surgical skills just before graduation. Did I mention it was optional? […]

May 7, 2014

Show Me That Smile

  The following is the second in a series of guest posts by UNMC third-year medical student Eric Nagengast, who is taking a year off from med school to serve with the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change (PGSSC) at Harvard Medical School. I have no need for an alarm clock in Guwahati. Like […]

April 28, 2014

A Day in the Life . . . The science of friendship

“Are you my friend?” That’s my son Tom’s pickup line. He uses it most often on the playground when he wants to connect with another kid. Needless to say, most kids think the question — coming in a slightly sing-song tone from a boy they’ve never met before — is a little weird. Most kids […]

June 26, 2013