UNMC for the record

by UNMC public relations staff | December 14, 2012

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

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Michael Feilmeier, M.D.
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Jo Giles
Mike Feilmeier, M.D., assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, and Jo Giles of UNMC public relations recently were named Midlands Business Journal's 2012 Top 40 under 40 award recipients. Dr. Feilmeier was honored for his efforts to perform sight-restoring surgery on people in developing countries. Giles was recognized for a variety of media-related efforts, which included the launch the unique UNMC-KETV "Ask UNMC" partnership and the placement of a UNMC faculty member -- Kendra Schmid, Ph.D. -- on "Oprah." The award recognizes top metropolitan area professional men and women under the age of 40.

Carl Greiner, M.D., professor of psychiatry, will become a fellow in the American College of Psychiatrists in February. The ACP comprises more than 800 psychiatrists who have demonstrated excellence in the field of psychiatry and achieved national recognition in clinical practice, research, academic leadership, or teaching. In addition to being elevated to fellow status, Dr. Greiner will become chairman of the ACP Ethics Committee.

John Scherschel, M.D., assistant professor of internal medicine-cardiology, has been elected as a governor of the American College of Cardiology. He will start as governor-elect in March and will serve as a governor until 2017. The ACC is a 40,000-member nonprofit medical society dedicated to enhancing the lives of cardiovascular patients through continuous quality improvement, patient-centered care, payment innovation and professionalism.

UNMC's Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) has accredited its first cell transplant programs in Asia and South America. The National University Hospital Haematopoietic Progenitor Cell Transplant Program in Singapore and the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein in Sao Paulo, Brazil both achieved accreditation for adult and pediatric allogeneic and autologous cell transplantation. FACT is a non-profit organization that promotes improvement and progress by establishing minimum standards, providing education, and inspecting and accrediting programs worldwide. FACT accreditation is used to determine the U.S. News & World report rankings of cancer centers for the "America's Best Hospitals" and "America's Best Children's Hospitals" list.

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