Kudos to faculty with recent publications: Hoffman, Michael, Wampler, and Hanson

Erin Hoffman from the Physician Assistant program published in the official journal of the Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants:

Hoffman E. Fever in the Young Infant, Advance for NPs & PAs, Mar 2014

Kim Michael and Kate Wampler from the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program:

Michael K, Wampler K, Shostrom VK, Boals M, Anderson JC. A Retrospective Analysis of Abdominal Competency Scores to Improve Clinical Education in a Sonography Program. Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Apr 2014.

Corri Hanson from the Medical Nutrition Education program recently published two articles:

Hanson, C; Rutten, E; Wouters, E; Rennard, S. Influence of Diet and Obesity on COPD Development and Outcomes. International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 2014; 9:1-11.

Anderson-Berry, A; Thoene, M; Lyden, E; Dugick, L; Ruybal, L; Hanson, C. Acidification of Human Milk Fortifier for Low Birth Weight Infants Associated With Poor Growth and Acidosis. Neonatology Today 2014;8(3) 1-8.

Congratulations to our outstanding faculty!

Welcome and congratulations to Sara Bills!


Sara Bills

Sara Bills, PT, DPT, GCS, joined our Division of Physical Therapy Education faculty. She also recently published this article about an inspiring patient for whom she cared. Below are some facts about Sara, in her own words:

  • I live in Lincoln with my husband, Charlie, and two children, where we are blessed with three sets of grandparents to help manage everyone’s busy schedules.
  • My 6-year old son started Kindergarten this year and I am amazed at how much he has learned.  My 2-year old daughter attends Montessori school and is blossoming into a curious, independent little girl.
  • I received my DPT from UNMC in 2004 and have been working at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln since that time, specializing in geriatrics and complex medical patients. I am eager to join the faculty and teach in the areas of cardiopulmonary and integumentary.
  • In my spare time, I enjoy cooking and exercising with my family. I am always looking for new healthy recipes!

Welcome, Sara, and congratulations on your article!

BIG weekend for Clinical Perfusion

It was a BIG weekend for Clinical Perfusion! Our student, Robert Ledbetter, won “Best Student Presentation” at the 52nd Annual International Conference of the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology (AmSECT) in San Diego, CA, for his research presentation: “Evaluating the need for a ‘clear and colorless’ effluent in a cell saver’s wash cycle.” Also, MDCP alumnus Tom Steffens won “Best Poster Presentation.”