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$12,500 raised at UNMCs pre-party for Night of a Thousand Stars

About $12,500 was raised for the Nebraska AIDS Project at the University of Nebraska Medical Centers pre-party on Dec. 5 for Night of a Thousand Stars.



The total raised at this years party, which was once again held at Paulis Blue Room, was up $2,300 from the amount raised last year. The event was attended by staff from UNMC and its partners, UNMC Physicians and The Nebraska Medical Center.

Approximately $120,000 was raised during the night to support NAP through pre-parties around the city followed by the main event held at the Holland Center for the Performing Arts.

"We appreciate everyone who joined us for this fun evening at Paulis," said Susan Swindells, M.B.B.S., the Terry K. Watanabe Professor of Internal Medicine in the Section of Infectious Diseases and medical director of the UNMC HIV Clinic. Every year, this event provides invaluable support for the Nebraska AIDS Project.

About 60 people attended the UNMC pre-party, which was hosted by: Keith Swarts, Karen Griego, Mike McGlade, Jayme Nekuda, Dr. Sue Swindells and Paul Griego.

  • Dr. Swindells;
  • Ziba Jalali, M.D.;
  • Uriel Sandkovsky, M.D.; 
  • The UNMC HIV Team;
  • Mike McGlade;
  • Keith Swarts and Jayme Nekuda, Ph.D.; and
  • Pauli's Blue Room  brothers Chris and Paul Griego and Pauls wife, Karen.
As the states only academic health science center, UNMC is on the leading edge of health care. Breakthroughs are possible because hard-working researchers, educators and clinicians are resolved to work together to fuel discovery. In 2009, UNMCs extramural research support topped $100 million for the first time, resulting in the creation of 3,600 jobs in Nebraska. UNMCs academic excellence is shown through its award-winning programs, and its educational programs are responsible for training more health professionals practicing in Nebraska than any other institution. Through its commitment to education, research, patient care and outreach, UNMC and its hospital partner, The Nebraska Medical Center, have established themselves as one of the country's leading health care centers. UNMC's physician practice group, UNMC Physicians, includes 550 physicians in 50 specialties and subspecialties who practice primarily in The Nebraska Medical Center. For more information, go to UNMCs Web site at www.unmc.edu.
For more information, please contact : Tom O'Connor, UNMC Public Relations, (402) 559-4690, (402) 650-7063

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