University of Nebraska Board of Regents to meet, make campus visit May 18

May 11, 2012

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, May 18, 2012, in Room 1004 of the Durham Research Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The brief meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. The Board will consider the rehabilitation of the Ed Weir Track at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, including the purchase of a Mondo track surface.

A complete agenda is available here.

Following the meeting, the Board will make a campus visit to UNMC. The full agenda for the day is as follows:

9:15 a.m.: UNMC Looking Forward Presenters: Chancellor Harold Maurer; Don Leuenberger, vice chancellor for business and finance; Joe Graham, senior vice president chief operating officer, The Nebraska Medical Center; and Ken Cowan, director of the Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Eppley Cancer Center Location: Durham Research Center, Room 1004

10 a.m.: Innovative Technology in Healthcare Presenters: Rodney Markin, associate vice chancellor for business development and chief technology officer; Chris Kratochvil, assistant vice chancellor for clinical research, chief medical officer and professor of psychiatry; Tom Tape, professor of internal medicine; and Tom Magnuson, associate professor of psychiatry Location: Durham Research Center II, Room 1002

10:40 a.m.: From Analog Records to Digital Surgery; We Have Come a Long Way! Presenters: Dmitry Oleynikov, associate professor of surgery and director of the Center for Advanced Surgical Technology, and Shane Farritor, professor of mechanical and materials engineering Location: Swanson Hall

11:20 a.m.: UNMC High School Alliance – A Unique Pathway to a Health Professions Career Presenters: Bob Bartee, vice chancellor for external affairs; Bill Lydiatt, professor of otolaryngology; and Heidi Kaschke, coordinator of the High School Alliance Location: Andrews Board Room

11:50 a.m.: Lunch

1:10 p.m.: Student Panel – Clicking Your Way Through Medical School Presenters: Jay Moore, senior associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Medicine, professor of internal medicine and medical director of the physician assistant program; second-year medical students Rajeev Anchan and Tom Brush; and Jeremy Peterson, UNMC graduate and former student regent Location: Sorrell Center, Room 1005

1:45 p.m.: Innovation in Anticipation of Healthcare Reform Presenters: Glenn Fosdick, president and CEO of The Nebraska Medical Center, and Brad Britigan, dean of the College of Medicine and professor of internal medicine Location: Sorrell Center, Room 2018

2:30 p.m.: Pancreatic Cancer – Biology, Diagnostics and Therapies Presenter: Tony Hollingsworth, professor at the Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer Location: Durham Research Center II, Room 3001

3:15 p.m.: Depart

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University of Nebraska