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Health/Medical
6:06 am
Wed December 12, 2012

UNMC Researchers Study Nicotine Dependence

Researchers at UNMC will study the genetic risk for nicotine dependence thanks to a $40,000 grant.

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Health/Medical
6:06 am
Fri November 23, 2012

UNMC Officials Talk Health Care Reform

UNMC

With the election past, UNMC is looking toward what impact the results will have on health care reform.

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Education
5:06 am
Thu September 27, 2012

UNMC Enrollment is on the Rise

Enrollment at UNMC is at a record high this fall with 3,655 students, an increase of almost one-percent over last year.

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Health/Medical
5:06 am
Thu August 30, 2012

UNMC report details what Medicaid Expansion would mean in Nebraska

A new report released by UNMC looks at the expansion of the state’s Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act.

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Health/Medical
5:06 am
Mon July 2, 2012

UNMC to open a new large-scale biobank this winter

A new biobank at UNMC will allow researchers access to a larger number of blood samples that aren'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. 

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.

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Health/Medical
5:06 am
Fri May 25, 2012

Breakthrough Drug Brings New Hope for Cystic Fibrosis Patients

The director of UNMC’s Adult Cystic Fibrosis program says he’s excited about a new treatment called Kalydeco.

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.  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.  

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Education
5:06 am
Tue March 20, 2012

UNMC rankings climb in US News & World Report

UNMC rose in the 2013 US News and World Report rankings of the nation’s top medical schools.

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.  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. 

Chancellor Maurer says he’s especially proud of the rural medicine program which tied for 12th this year, up from 15th last year.

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Health/Medical
1:47 pm
Mon February 20, 2012

UNMC breast cancer researcher pushes science forward with his research

Researchers at UNMC are making strides in dealing with Her2. 

Dr. Kay Wagner says Her2 is an aggressive type of breast cancer.  He says there are several subsets and that each case must be treated differently. 

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.  But he says his research indicated the opposite was true.

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Health/Medical
2:00 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

UNMC is offering a doctoral degree in epidemiology

UNMC is offering a new doctoral degree in epidemiology.

Dr. Dana Loomis, Professor and Chair of Department of Epidemiology, says this is the fifth doctoral program in UNMC’s College of Public Health.  

Dr. Loomis says epidemiology is the basic science of public health, providing knowledge that’s important for all the health disciplines.

It also generates scientific data that helps in decision making across health fields.  Dr. Loomis says it is a broad field that’s not just about investigating disease outbreaks.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:55 pm
Wed December 21, 2011

MSU physician has been named UNMC vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean of graduate studies

Dr. Dele Davies

Dr. Davies is currently a professor and chairman of the Pediatrics and Human Development Department at Michigan State University. He says he is excited to become a part of UNMC.

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