UNMC http://kios.org en UNMC Researchers Study Nicotine Dependence http://kios.org/post/unmc-researchers-study-nicotine-dependence <p>Researchers at UNMC will study the genetic risk for nicotine dependence thanks to a $40,000 grant. Wed, 12 Dec 2012 12:06:06 +0000 Cheril Lee 23081 at http://kios.org UNMC Researchers Study Nicotine Dependence UNMC Officials Talk Health Care Reform http://kios.org/post/unmc-officials-talk-health-care-reform <p>With the election past, UNMC is looking toward what impact the results will have on health care reform.</p><p> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 12:06:06 +0000 Cheril Lee 22254 at http://kios.org UNMC Officials Talk Health Care Reform UNMC Enrollment is on the Rise http://kios.org/post/unmc-enrollment-rise <p>Enrollment at <a href="http://www.unmc.edu">UNMC</a> is at a record high this fall with 3,655 students, an increase of almost one-percent over last year. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 10:06:06 +0000 Cheril Lee 19755 at http://kios.org UNMC Enrollment is on the Rise UNMC report details what Medicaid Expansion would mean in Nebraska http://kios.org/post/unmc-report-details-what-medicaid-expansion-would-mean-nebraska <P>A new report released by UNMC looks at the expansion of the state’s Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 10:06:06 +0000 Cheril Lee 18456 at http://kios.org UNMC report details what Medicaid Expansion would mean in Nebraska UNMC to open a new large-scale biobank this winter http://kios.org/post/unmc-open-new-large-scale-biobank-winter <p>A new biobank at UNMC will allow researchers access to a larger number of blood samples that aren&#39;t specific to any one disease. Dr. Jennifer Larsen, vice chancellor for research, says a biobank holds biologic samples to be used in future research.&nbsp;</p><p>Currently, UNMC has several condition-specific biobanks. But this new biobank would contain blood samples obtained from individuals when they go to the doctor for a routine visit.</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 10:06:06 +0000 Cheril Lee 15395 at http://kios.org UNMC to open a new large-scale biobank this winter Breakthrough Drug Brings New Hope for Cystic Fibrosis Patients http://kios.org/post/breakthrough-drug-brings-new-hope-cystic-fibrosis-patients <p>The director of UNMC&rsquo;s Adult Cystic Fibrosis program says he&rsquo;s excited about a new treatment called Kalydeco.</p><p>Dr. Peter J. Murphy says Kalydeco is a drug that specifically targets a certain class of genetic mutation that causes cystic fibrosis in some patients.&nbsp; Cystic fibrosis is a disease that primarily affects the lungs, with thick secretions that may sometimes become infected and make it difficult for patients to breathe.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 25 May 2012 10:06:06 +0000 Cheril Lee 13479 at http://kios.org Breakthrough Drug Brings New Hope for Cystic Fibrosis Patients UNMC rankings climb in US News & World Report http://kios.org/post/unmc-rankings-climb-us-news-world-report <p>UNMC rose in the 2013 US News and World Report rankings of the nation&rsquo;s top medical schools.</p><p>Chancellor Harold Maurer says out of the 149 medical schools surveyed in the latest rankings, UNMC ranked sixth in primary care, up from seventh last year.&nbsp;&nbsp;He says 83% of the students who attend medical school at UNMC are from Nebraska and many opt to work in the state when they finish school.&nbsp;</p><p>Chancellor Maurer says he&rsquo;s especially proud of the rural medicine program which tied for 12<sup>th</sup> this year, up from 15<sup>th</sup> last year.</p> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 10:06:06 +0000 Cheril Lee 10033 at http://kios.org UNMC rankings climb in US News & World Report UNMC breast cancer researcher pushes science forward with his research http://kios.org/post/unmc-breast-cancer-researcher-pushes-science-forward-his-research <p>Researchers at UNMC are making strides in dealing with Her2.&nbsp;</p><p>Dr. Kay Wagner says Her2 is an aggressive type of breast cancer.&nbsp; He says there are several subsets and that each case must be treated differently.&nbsp;</p><p>Dr. Wagner says in previous studies, it was thought that by inhibiting a certain protein called Cyclin D1, the growth of breast cancer cells could be stopped or slowed.&nbsp; But he says his research indicated the opposite was true.</p> Mon, 20 Feb 2012 19:47:09 +0000 Cheril Lee 8560 at http://kios.org UNMC breast cancer researcher pushes science forward with his research UNMC is offering a doctoral degree in epidemiology http://kios.org/post/unmc-offering-doctoral-degree-epidemiology <p>UNMC is offering a new doctoral degree in epidemiology.</p><p>Dr. Dana Loomis, Professor and Chair of Department of Epidemiology, says this is the fifth doctoral program in UNMC&rsquo;s College of Public Health.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Dr. Loomis says epidemiology is the basic science of public health, providing knowledge that&rsquo;s important for all the health disciplines.</p><p>It also generates scientific data that helps in decision making across health fields.&nbsp; Dr. Loomis says it is a broad field that&rsquo;s not just about investigating disease outbreaks.</p> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 20:00:00 +0000 Cheril Lee 8041 at http://kios.org UNMC is offering a doctoral degree in epidemiology MSU physician has been named UNMC vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean of graduate studies http://kios.org/post/msu-physician-has-been-named-unmc-vice-chancellor-academic-affairs-and-dean-graduate-studies <p>Omaha, NE – A pediatric infectious disease expert from Michigan State University has been named the new vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean of graduate studies at UNMC.</p> Wed, 21 Dec 2011 21:55:14 +0000 Cheril Lee 6963 at http://kios.org MSU physician has been named UNMC vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean of graduate studies