School of Allied Health Professions

Hoffman appointed as AAPA liaison

Erin HoffmanErin J. Hoffman MPAS, PA-C, was appointed to serve for two years as the American Academy of Physician Assistant’s medical liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics. The ultimate goal of the medical liaisons is to elevate the PA profession and the strategic relationships of AAPA with national physician and medical organizations and to improve the PA practice environment and patient-centered care.

Congratulations, Erin!

Welcome Jill Jensen to the PA faculty

Jill Jensen
Jill Jensen

Jill Jensen, MPAS, PA-C, just joined our physician assistant faculty. She’s a 2004 graduate of the UNMC PA program. Here’s a little more about Jill in her own words:

“Since graduation I have worked in Atlantic, IA at a rural health clinic doing Primary Care and Emergency Medicine, for nearly six years.  I then moved to Grinnell, IA, where I worked in Occupational Medicine, Employee Health, and Wound Care. I am excited to be back at the UNMC PA program helping to educate future PAs!

I am originally from central Iowa (a Cyclone fan!), and I now reside in Neola, IA just outside of Omaha/Council Bluffs. I really enjoy outdoor activities such as running, biking, fishing and boating. I also love spending time with my husband and two kids.”

A gutsy move to admit her Cyclone affiliation here in Big Red country, eh?! :) Welcome, Jill!

PA staff members complete half-marathon

Can you run 13.1 miles? Geri Finn and Melissa Dorr, staff in our physician assistant program can. They both completed the Papillion Half-Marathon this past weekend.

This was Geri’s third half-marathon and Melissa’s eighth.

Why do they run?

Melissa says, “Running is a passion of mine, and my son, Anthony, is my inspiration to lead a healthy lifestyle.” She trains six days a week with a combination of running, yoga, and strength training.

Geri says, “I run because I love the challenge and it keeps me in shape.” She trains four days a week. “I meet friends to run at 5:00 a.m.”

You go, girls!