‘Modifying Our Genetic Blueprint: Nature Versus Nutrition’ Topic of Sigma XI Presentation Monday, Aug. 30 at UNK Alumni House

Dr. Bill Wozniak
psychology professor, 308.865.8242

UNK– “Modifying Our Genetic Blueprint: Nature Versus Nutrition” will be the topic of a Sigma Xi presentation by Bruce Buehler, M.D., on Monday, Aug. 30, at the University of Nebraska at Kearney Alumni House.

The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 5 p.m. at the UNK Alumni House, located at 2222 Ninth Ave. The presentation is the first in a series of programs being sponsored this fall by the UNK Sigma Xi chapter. Sigma Xi is an international scientific research society.

Dr. Buehler is from the Genetic Medicine Department at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha.

According to Dr. Bill Wozniak, UNK psychology professor, Dr. Buehler’s presentation will discuss how genes influence disease, and how nutrition, supplements and lifestyle changes can change the odds of contracting a disease. The presentation will include research on how certain vitamins, antioxidants and natural nutrition can improve the body’s ability to decrease the onset of cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s.

Dr. Buehler holds undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Florida in Gainesville. He did a pediatric internship at the University of Chicago School of Medicine, and a fellowship in pediatrics and genetics at the University of Florida. From 1971 to 1974, he was a senior flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force. Dr. Buehler joined the staff at UNMC in 1981 as an associate professor of pediatrics and pathology, and director of the Hattie B. Munroe Center for Human Genetics.

His research has been included in more than 100 publications in scientific journals, and he has given more than 170 presentations at scientific meetings. In addition, he has earned multiple teaching awards at UNMC, as well as the Outstanding Achievement Award from the College of Medicine in 1996.