|Jim Stimpson, Ph.D.|
A memorial service will be held for Cal Davis, M.D., at 11 a.m. Nov. 30 at St. Cecilia's Cathedral, 701 N. 40th St., Omaha. Dr. Davis, an internal medicine faculty member at UNMC from 1961 to 1997, died Oct. 29 in Estes Park, Colo., following a prolonged illness related to heart failure. He was 82.
Heartland Family Service honored the family of Jim Armitage, M.D., and his wife, Nancy, as one of its four outstanding families in Nebraska this year. The Armitages were recognized for the leadership they have provided to the Omaha community as well as for the contributions to research and education that Dr. Armitage has made to the local, national and international medical profession. A world expert in lymphoma, Dr. Armitage helped start UNMC's bone marrow transplant program in 1983.
The UNMC College of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice degree recently received a full five-year accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education board of commissioners. The board determined that the program met all four accreditation standards. The degree prepares nurses in advanced clinical expertise to diagnose, treat, prescribe medication and focus on health promotion. It also trains them in methods and strategies to improve patient care quality and translate research findings to benefit patients. "I am so pleased that the quality for which the UNMC College of Nursing and UNMC more broadly are known for, was evident," said Juliann Sebastian, Ph.D., dean of the UNMC College of Nursing. "I'm delighted by what this means for our students and graduates." Dr. Sebastian said the accreditation shows the program meets standards of quality, including mission and governance, institutional commitment and resources, curriculum and teaching-learning practices and program effectiveness, student performance and faculty accomplishments. "Accreditation status not only attracts students, it's often required to receive research grants or federal funding," she said.
UNMC has added another partner to its employee/student discount program. Show your UNMC ID at The V (3375 Oak View Drive south of Oakview Nall) and receive 10 percent off bowling, food, beverages, and gaming. (Offer is not valid on major holidays and cannot be combined with any other promotional offers or discounts).