Ms. Karen Linder, founding director of the School of Allied Health Professions Cytotechnology program, is a businesswoman, artist, and a published author. Ms. Linder will speak on “Leadership Lessons from the Women of Berkshire Hathaway,” on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 in MSC 2018 from 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Maggie Winnicki made a presentation at the AACRAO (American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers) meeting in San Francisco April 11-13, 2013. She received glowing compliments from her colleagues for her presentation, “Breaking Down the Silos in Health Professions Schools.” Well done, Maggie!
We love to celebrate the new arrivals in our allied health extended family. Jan Tompkins, director of the SAHP Academic and Student Affairs, welcomes a new grandson: Brenden Scott Lisius, born April 17, 2013 2:08 PM 8 lb 8 oz, 21 inches. Maybe he’ll be a student here someday.
William Nicholas Dolphens was born to PA faculty member, Tami Dolphens on April 6, 2013. William was 7 pounds, 14oz and 20.5″ long. Mother and baby are doing well.
Congratulations to the Dolphens family!
Jill Ferry, PA-C, a graduate from UNMC, serves as a physician assistant at the Harlan Doctor’s Clinic, providing services as a patient-centered medical home in Harlan, Iowa. She will be addressing the “Effective Utilization of Physician Assistants in Primary Care,” on Friday, April 5, 2013 from 12:00-12:50 PM in the Wittson Hall Amphitheater (3034).
The Myrtue Medical Center Clinics, with five locations in rural Iowa, are one of 36 practices from around the country selected to participate in the TranforMED National Demonstration Project, transforming their medical practice into a patient-centered medical home. Jill has special interests in diabetes and women’s health care. She provides community lectures at monthly Diabetic Core classes on diabetic complications and management of the disease.
Their medical clinics have undergone significant change in recent years, including the construction of a state-of-the-art wellness center, the conversion to electronic health records, and establishing a network of health coaches, all with an ever-increasing focus on wellness. In the past four years their efforts, have been described in articles in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the LA Times, the AARP Bulletin, and many other national publications.
Some of us were lucky enough to attend the U.S. Figure skating Championships held in Omaha, January 21-27, 2013. Eva Donnelly (12-year-old daughter of Robert and Amber Donnelly, Director of the Cytotechnology Program) was chosen to be a sweeper for the event. Sweepers are the skaters who pick up the stuffed animals and flowers thrown by fans to the ice for the skaters. This special job allowed Eva a close-up view of the skaters performing on ice and to personally meet many current and former skaters (see photos at the bottom of this post).
Eva has been skating since she was nine. She practices approximately 6-8 hours on-ice and 4-5 hours off-ice each week. Dedicated, she gets up as early as 4:30 a.m. for lessons before school. Being there for the championships was an inspiration for her to keep skating and achieving her goals.
Eva’s mother, Amber, volunteered for many jobs during the week-long event. Her duties consisted of being an Ice monitor (checking in skaters and monitoring their time on the ice), dressing room monitor (allowing only appropriately credentialed persons into the dressing rooms) and assisting with accreditation / credentialing (creating the ID badges for skaters and their families, coaches, vendors, media, and volunteers).
It was an experience they won’t quickly forget.