School of Allied Health Professions

2014 PA grads have 100% pass rate!

Michael J. Huckabee, PhD, MPAS, PA-C

Our physician assistant (PA) program graduates from the Class of 2014, graduating this past December, all passed the PA National Certifying Exam (PANCE) on their first attempts. Michael Huckabee, PhD, MPAS, PA-C, director of  the PA program, reported that this is the first time since 2010 that they’ve regained the 100% pass rate for first-time takers (compared to a 95% national first-time taker pass rate for 2014). The UNMC PA five-year pass rate for first attempts is 98%, compared to the 94% national five-year average…. Continue Reading

UNMC College of Allied Health Professions

Kyle Meyer

Effective July 1, 2015 the School of Allied Health Professions will become UNMC’s sixth college – the College of Allied Health Professions. That has a nice ring to it! Earlier today, Chancellor Gold and our dean, Kyle Meyer, PhD, participated in a meeting of the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education (CCPE), during which the Commission reviewed the UNMC proposal to transition the School of Allied Health Professions to college status. The Commission unanimously approved the proposal. This approval follows the unanimous approval by the University… Continue Reading

Newest face in the SAHP: Linda Bottom

Linda Bottom

HR Associate, Linda Bottom, recently joined the SAHP, transferring from Graduate Studies where she had split her time over the past three years between MSIA (Laura Bilek’s Associate) and BMI (Jim McClay’s Associate). She has previous experience with payroll and HR, and we’re happy to have her on board in this new role. Linda says her spare time is spent “learning about life from my 5-year old grandson. He was born 1 lb. 14 oz., and he is my healthy little hero.” She also likes gardening,… Continue Reading