The School of Allied Health’s Student Ambassadors are organizing a team for the UNO Relay for Life on April 11, 2014. The Relay for life event offers you an opportunity to honor cancer survivors, raise awareness, and raise money to help put an end to cancer. Anyone who is interested in representing the students of UNMC is encouraged to sign up! Registering is easy, simply go to relayforlife.org and search the team name “UNMC School of Allied Health.” If you have any questions feel free to contact Dan Gunderson, student.
Mark your calendars for the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN) Annual Conference, “Primary Care Integration and Behavioral Health,” at Metro Community College, Fort Omaha Campus – Swanson Conference Center on June 20, 2014 from 8 AM to 5 PM.
Few individuals are appointed by the US Department of Health and Human Services to external advisory committees that tackle hot-topics in the arena of health education, interprofessional education and practice, and population health. Patricia Hageman, PT, PhD, professor in physical therapy education, received notice in December 2013 from US Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, of her reappointment to the Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary Community-Based Linkages (ACICBL) for 2014. Congratulations, Dr. Hageman!
The 12th Annual Report of the US Health Resources and Services Administration’s external advisory committee, “Redesigning Health Professions Education and Practice to Prepare the Interprofessional Team to Care for Populations,” is available online. Dr. Hageman was one of 11 contributing members, all appointed by Secretary Sebelius.
With permission from your supervisor, you can wear denim from January 27-February 21, 2014. Bring $1 for each day you want to wear jeans to Fran Higgins in BTH 3013M and get a sticker to wear to show your participation and support for the Meyer Foundation for Disabilities. Or, you can just donate to the cause!
Proceeds support recreational therapy programs for adults with disabilities at the Munroe Meyer Institute (MMI). Hundreds of families benefit from the services each year.
Cash or checks made out to Meyer Foundation for Disabilities will be accepted.
Consider registering for the Walk and Roll event at the Oak View Mall on March 2, 2014 at 10:30 AM by the upper-level food court. On-site registration is accepted. If you want an event T-shirt, you must register by February 12.
By all accounts, it was a great time. The School of Allied Health Professions hosted a holiday party for faculty and staff at 1316 Jones Street on Friday, January 17, 2014, and despite the cold weather we had a good turnout. The venue was nice, the food was super, and the attendees looked smashing! See for yourself…
This slideshow highlights most of the folks who made it. If you’re in one of the photos and would like a high res copy, just ask Fran.
I’ve had a few requests for the slideshow I made for the SAHP holiday party, so here you go. These are photos I’d taken of our faculty and staff throughout 2013 at various events. If you’re in the school, you’re bound to be in there. The music isn’t included, as I used a playlist I made on Spotify, but you could always look me up Spotify (Fran Higgins) and listen to the HolidayParty playlist while you watch. Enjoy!
Amber Donnelly, PhD, MPH, SCT(ASCP), program director for the Cytotechnology program, and her team published an article, “Optimal z-axis scanning parameters for gynecologic cytology specimens,” in Journal of Pathology Informatics.
The use of virtual microscopy (VM) in clinical cytology has been limited due to the inability to focus through three dimensional (3D) cell clusters with a single focal plane (2D images). Limited information exists regarding the optimal scanning parameters for 3D scanning. The purpose of their study was to determine the optimal number of the focal plane levels and the optimal scanning interval to digitize gynecological (GYN) specimens prepared on SurePath™ glass slides while maintaining a manageable file size. Read the full article linked above for their findings.
Congratulations, Dr. Donnelly, et al!