DAVID CITY – With the quality of rural health care being a significant talking point throughout Nebraska, University of Nebraska Medical Center Chancellor Dr. Jeffrey Gold talked to David City residents about their dedication to improving health care in small communities.
Gold says that the University is dedicated to ensuring that there is a workforce pipeline, educating young people from rural communities so that they can work in those very same communities. Gold also says that every rural community he has visited is looking for more workforce, and many are looking to be involved in some of the University’s research.
In addition to the work UNMC is doing in rural communities, Gold also spoke about the national and international research that UNMC is taking part in. UNMC has been a part of researching treatments and cures for diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma, malaria, and ebola among others.
Gold says that the University has a responsibility in research and training not just in Nebraska, but across the world.
“I like to say that we’re locally focused but globally connected,” Gold said. “We’re here for all the citizens of the state of Nebraska, but we’re also here for the rest of the world.”