School of Allied Health Professions

SAHP Team Trekked Up the Tower

Geri, Jill, Erin, and Andrew outside the Tower before the Trek

The First National Tower in downtown Omaha juts 633 feet into the sky. That’s 40 floors or 870 steps. The UNMC – School of Allied Health Professions team of Geri Finn, Erin Hoffman, Andrew Henneberry, Jill Jensen, and our dean, Kyle Meyer, PhD, accepted the vertical challenge and made the Trek Up the Tower on February 21, 2015. The annual event attracts hundreds and is a major fundraiser for WELLCOM. Established in Omaha in 1982, WELLCOM’s mission is to “partner with employers to deliver wellness… Continue Reading

Perfusion students shine at state meeting

Matt Hilgers accepting the 2015 Nebraska Perfusion Society scholarship from NPS President Jeff Nichols.

Article submitted by David Holt The annual Nebraska Perfusion Society meeting was held this weekend (February 28th) in Lincoln and, as usual, our students shined! All eleven Clinical Perfusion first-year students made presentations to the audience on subject matter developing into their Masters theses. Additionally, second-year student Devin Eilers presented our research entitled “Emboli Production in Hardshell Venous Reservoirs at Low Reservoir Levels.” The 2014 Nebraska Perfusion Society Scholarship winner, Kevin Hagemann, presented our study “Autotransfusion Suction Line: A Comparison of Types and Effects on… Continue Reading

Homerun for Honeycutt


Karen Honeycutt, program director in clinical laboratory science, has a lot to be proud of these days! Her son, Kyle Honeycutt, plays baseball for the University of Nebraska Kearney. A couple of weeks ago, he made ESPN’s SportsCenter for hitting for the cycle that included a walk-off grand slam when playing in a tournament in Texas. Video clip>> Pretty cool, we think! Congratulations, Karen and Kyle.