University of Nebraska Medical Center Alumni Associations presented awards to four individuals for contributions to their respective professions during the UNMC Alumni Reunion in Omaha Oct. 11 and 12. The awards were presented on October 12th at an awards banquet held at the Embassy Suites downtown.
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; and
• College of Pharmacy Alumni Association Early Career Achievement Award — Elizabeth Hermsen, Pharm.D., a clinical outcomes research director at Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in Omaha.
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