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.”


Michael Named Inaugural Anderson Professor


Kim Michael

Kimberly (Kim) K. Michael, MA, RT(R), RDMS, RVT was awarded the inaugural Joseph & Darlene Anderson Distinguished Professorship of Imaging Sciences on March 6, 2014.

Ms. Michael has been on faculty in the School of Allied Health Professions for 15 years, serving as the director of the diagnostic medical sonography program for the duration of her appointment. She presently holds the rank of associate professor.

Ms. Michael is known nationally for her work in sonography education. She has 31 publications to her credit, six as first author. She has been instrumental in developing the SAHP diagnostic medical sonography program into one of the nation’s finest. In 2013 she was elected as an at-large director to the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography board of directors.

The professorship was established through a lead gift from Dr. Joseph Anderson, Professor and Vice-Chair of the UNMC Department of Radiology and his wife Darlene, and a matching gift from the Charles R. O’Malley Charitable Lead Trust.


Dr. Kyle Meyer, Kim Michael, Dr. Joseph Anderson

Dr. Anderson has contributed significantly to the success of UNMC for over 40 years, having served as medical director of the School of Allied Health Professions Diagnostic Medical Sonography program since its inception in 1998.

The Anderson Professorship will support the expansion of educational opportunities in the sonography program at UNMC to include musculoskeletal sonography.