Your Story Could Make a Difference

Teaching our teachers. Treating Nebraskans with cancer. Helping farmers grow more food. Training doctors, dentists and nurses. Graduating our future workforce. Improving communities through volunteering. The University of Nebraska impacts lives across the state every day.

The numbers are powerful—and so are the stories behind them. Your voice can help keep the momentum going.


Brandon Drozd

Health Careers Club

At a time when the recruiting well for healthcare professionals seems to be drying up, Brandon Drozd is getting high schoolers interested in medical careers.

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Eric Weaver

Developing a Safer Zika Vaccine

Zika vaccines can cause serious challenges for certain patients. So how can scientists create one that doesn’t produce problem-causing antibodies? Eric Weaver’s team thinks it has a solution.

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Craig Vyhnalek

Rural Medical Emergency Training

With SIM-NE, rural first responders can get the latest in cutting-edge, big-city medical emergency training—all without leaving their hometown.

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Sara Myers

Peripheral Artery Disease Treatment

If they can’t get moving, people with this condition can see their symptoms get even worse. Sara Myers is helping to break the cycle by making movement less painful.

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Contact Your State Senator Now

Your story is just as personal and powerful as the ones above. Take a moment to tell it to your senator, and share why it's critical to invest in the University of Nebraska. It only takes a few minutes to send a personal email or make a phone call. Here's how to do it.

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Join us in growing a strong future for Nebraska. When you become an NU Advocate, you'll be among the first to hear about important issues, key legislative bills and upcoming advocacy events. With knowledge and resources, it's easy to help make a difference.

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