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$500,000 grant awarded to BHECN aimed at improving adolescent mental health

There are plenty of evidence-based behavioral health programs aimed at helping children and adolescents, but implementing those programs can often take up to three years and sustaining them can be even more difficult once implemented.
22-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


National study testing drug to treat graft-versus-host disease after stem cell transplants

University of Nebraska Medical Center leading national team to determine if ruxolitinib is effective for treating a certain type of graft versus host disease (GVHD) called sclerotic. The grant is funded by Incyte, a global biopharmaceutical company.
15-Nov-2018 5:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


National Study Finds Gastric Bypass Most Effective Weight Loss Surgery

A study published this month in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that adults with severe obesity had greater initial and sustained weight loss with gastric bypass surgery compared to sleeve gastrectomy or adjustable gastric banding surgery.
12-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Leaders in visual, augmented reality to meet in Omaha Sept. 25, 26 for national modeling, simulation gathering

UNMC is hosting the National Modeling & Simulation Coalition 2018 National Meeting, which will be held Sept. 25- 26 in Omaha. The meeting is being co-hosted by the Interprofessional Experiential Center for Enduring Learning (iEXCELSM ) and the...
17-Sep-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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$2.6 Million Grant Looks to Improve Patient Care with RN's Enhanced Role

The way health care providers are paid is shifting, demanding major changes by providers. Instead of being paid for the number of patients they see and tests ordered, the system is moving toward paying providers based on patient satisfaction, good...
11-Jul-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

University of Nebraska Partners with Los Alamos National Laboratory

Goal is to make University of Nebraska go-to place for biodefense education for students hoping to work for the Department of Defense. Vision is to build an education pipeline that starts at the undergraduate level and continues through the...
9-May-2018 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


UNMC, Genomoncology Combine to Launch First System Using HL7 2.5 Formatting to Transmit Discrete Genetic Data on Cancer Patients to Electronic Health Record

Breakthrough streamlines patient information into a manageable, digestible format, so oncologists can view discrete genetic data in the patient 's electronic health record
18-Apr-2018 4:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Two Leading Oncologists Co-Author Paper on Nuclear Terrorism

Special report details serious concerns that medical community would be able to do much, if anything, to assist people in event of major nuclear event. Prevention is best option as well as carefully conceived, long-term plan within the public...
28-Mar-2018 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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How to Best Prepare Children to Succeed in the 21st Century Is Focus of Pediatrician's Book

Her book, which applies beyond toddlerhood, has less to do with the alphabet or numbers and more to do with ME, WE, WHY, WILL, WIGGLE, WOBBLE and WHAT IF. Dr. Jana calls them QI skills, and identifies them as necessary for 21st century success, and...
28-Feb-2017 10:05 AM EST

Increase Seen in Tooth Enamel Erosion; Is Soda Pop to Blame?

In the last 25 years, Kim McFarland, D.D.S., University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in Lincoln, has seen an increase in the number of dental patients with erosion of the tooth enamel – the protective layer of the tooth. Once...
22-Jul-2013 12:30 PM EDT

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