| Richard Hranac, M.D. |
|Sheila Sternberg Ellis, M.D.|
|Cynthia Dougherty, Ph.D.|
|Elizabeth Hermsen, Pharm.D.|
The honorees and their awards are:
- College of Medicine Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus Award: Richard Hranac, M.D., private practice physician in Kearney and Cozad native.
- College of Medicine Alumni Association Early Career Achievement Award: Sheila Sternberg Ellis, M.D., vice chair of clinical affairs at the UNMC Department of Anesthesiology in Omaha.
- College of Nursing Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus Award: Cynthia Dougherty, Ph.D., vice chair for research at the University of Washington School of Nursing in Seattle.
- College of Pharmacy Alumni Association Early Career Achievement Award: Elizabeth Hermsen, Pharm.D., a clinical outcomes research director at Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in Omaha.
The Nebraska Medical Center's Brain and Spine Cancer Center invites all patients with brain tumors -- or those caring for a loved one with a brain tumor -- to "Grey Matters: Together with Courage," a day-long conference for brain tumor patients and their caregivers. Conference organizers are Michele Aizenberg, M.D., Philip Bierman, M.D., and Nicole Shonka, M.D. The conference is Saturday, Oct. 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sorrell Center for Health Science Education. To make a reservation, call 800-922-0000 by Monday, Oct. 14. Valet parking will be available.
|James Gigantelli, M.D.|
The "Rake in Wellness" Auction Fundraiser, supporting UNMC's EngAge Wellness Program, will be held on Oct. 24. Dick Holland will be the honorary chairman of the event, held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the EngAge Wellness Center, in the Home Instead Center for Successful Aging, 730 S. 38th Ave. Admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and the event will include appetizers, desserts, live and silent auctions and a short program. RSVPs will be accepted until Oct. 21 at 402-552-7210 or by emailing Sara Dietrich.