School of Allied Health Professions

SAHP News: Dr. Jones, RSTE faculty & students, perfusion week

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Here are a couple of great SAHP stories from this morning’s UNMC Today:

Fall prevention the focus for Katherine Jones, Ph.D.

RSTE faculty, students nearly sweep state awards

In addition, it’s National Perfusion Appreciation Week, May 4-10, 2014. The profession was born 61 years ago, this week! Our perfusion program director, David Holt, started an annual celebration when he was President of AmSECT. If you look closely at one of the photos on the poster (I know it’s tiny), it’s one of our CPE students (Kristie Steffens) with her dad, Tom Steffens.

To all of the perfusionists in the world celebrating the anniversary of cardiopulmonary bypass, we are forever grateful for your hard work and commitment to excellence. On behalf of the thousands of patients you serve daily, thank you for all that you do.



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.”


Welcome Jodi Parrack, SAHP Accountant

Jodi Parrack

Jodi Parrack has joined the SAHP as an Accountant III. She spent the last six years in Internal Medicine as a Financial and Clinical Analyst. Here, in her own words, are some facts about Jodi:

  • I have a 21-yr-old daughter, Brittany, (from previous marriage) and she has an almost 2-year-old daughter, August.
  • My husband, Tom, and I have an 11 year old daughter, Ryleigh.
  • I also have three (grown and married) step-children, and 8 “step” grandchildren
  • I like to participate in mud/obstacle course runs. For my 40th birthday I went to Minnesota to run the Warrior Dash.
  • I am excited to start this new adventure and look forward to working with all of you!

Welcome, Jodi! We’re happy to have you on the team.