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Read the stories below to learn more about our people, programs and projects that are creating a healthier state.

Inspired to Serve by Today's Healthcare Heroes


For UNK pre-nursing students like Maci Kroupa, seeing the heroism demonstrated by today’s healthcare workers only strengthens their decision to join the profession.

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Transforming Surgeries with a Robotic Platform

Virtual Incision

A company founded by UNL faculty member Shane Farritor is moving steadily towards FDA approval of a miniaturized, first-of-its-kind surgical robot that will transform abdominal surgeries.

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Training and Educating Frontline Workers


Millions of frontline workers across the world are performing nasal swabs to detect COVID-19—a procedure they may not be familiar with. A team at UNMC, including Dr. Christie Barnes, has created an advanced training model to help improve swabbing skills.

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Creating Diversity in Omaha's Physician Population

Urban Health Opportunities Program (UHOP)

UHOP’s goal: to crack the mold from which most physicians emerge. Program director Paul Davis says they aim to produce more doctors from minority groups, who can speak foreign languages and have a passion for working in low-income areas.

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Tell Your Story 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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Become an NU Advocate

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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