School of Allied Health Professions

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

Maggie Winnicki wins the SAHP Biggest Loser Competition

(l-r) Sara Bills (3rd), Geri Finn (Wellness Chair), and Maggie Winnicki (1st) Not pictured: Greg Karst (2nd)

Maggie Winnicki, MPH, Administrative Coordinator in Academic & Student Affairs, won the first SAHP Biggest Loser Competition. She lost 11.16% of her body weight. Go, Maggie! “I’m a terribly competitive person,” Maggie said, “but the truth is, I thought it would be fun. I needed something to jumpstart a healthier lifestyle, and I thought this might do it…and it did!” Kudos, also, to Geri Finn, chair of the SAHP Wellness Committee, who came up with the idea, recruited, and cheered on the participants with weekly… Continue Reading

SAHP Team Trekked Up the Tower

Geri, Jill, Erin, and Andrew outside the Tower before the Trek

The First National Tower in downtown Omaha juts 633 feet into the sky. That’s 40 floors or 870 steps. The UNMC – School of Allied Health Professions team of Geri Finn, Erin Hoffman, Andrew Henneberry, Jill Jensen, and our dean, Kyle Meyer, PhD, accepted the vertical challenge and made the Trek Up the Tower on February 21, 2015. The annual event attracts hundreds and is a major fundraiser for WELLCOM. Established in Omaha in 1982, WELLCOM’s mission is to “partner with employers to deliver wellness… Continue Reading