UNMC for the record

by UNMC public relations staff | April 20, 2012

Below is a list of achievements, activities and happenings involving UNMC staff, faculty and students.

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More than 300 riders came out for last weekend's Bike for Sight event in Downtown Omaha. The event will support a UNMC team's ophthalmology relief effort in Haiti.
Ramin Farzaneh-Far, M.D., who studies an emerging area of research in telomeres -- the end piece of DNA -- and how they relate to disease and aging, will present the annual Harman Lecture today at noon in the Durham Research Center Auditorium. The Harman Lecture is named for UNMC's Denham Harman, M.D., Ph.D., the father of the Free Radical Theory on Aging.

More than $8,600 was raised during Bike for Sight last weekend in downtown Omaha. Proceeds from the charity bike ride, hosted by UNMC's International Division of Ophthalmology, go to support a vision restoring cataract camp in Cap-Haitian, Haiti in May. In all, 330 riders participated in the event, which raised enough money to support 374 sight-restoring surgeries in Cap-Haitian. Watch a video from the event.

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