Welcome Jodi Parrack, SAHP Accountant

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Jodi Parrack

Jodi Parrack has joined the SAHP as an Accountant III. She spent the last six years in Internal Medicine as a Financial and Clinical Analyst. Here, in her own words, are some facts about Jodi:

  • I have a 21-yr-old daughter, Brittany, (from previous marriage) and she has an almost 2-year-old daughter, August.
  • My husband, Tom, and I have an 11 year old daughter, Ryleigh.
  • I also have three (grown and married) step-children, and 8 “step” grandchildren
  • I like to participate in mud/obstacle course runs. For my 40th birthday I went to Minnesota to run the Warrior Dash.
  • I am excited to start this new adventure and look forward to working with all of you!

Welcome, Jodi! We’re happy to have you on the team.

Congratulations to faculty with recent publications

Corrine Hanson, PhD, RD, LMNT

Saathoff, M; Hanson, C; Anderson-Berry, A; Lyden, E; Fernandez, F. “Vitamin D Supplementation Practices in Breastfed Infants in Outpatient Pediatric Clinics.” Journal of Infant, Childhood, and Adolescent Nutrition 2014; 6(2):122 – 126.

Tamara Ritsema, MPH, MMSc, PA-C and Patty Scholting, MPAS, PA-C

Differences in the Delivery of Health Education to Patients With Chronic Disease by Provider Type, 2005–2009; Tamara S. Ritsema, MPH, MMSc, PA-C; Jeffrey B. Bingenheimer, PhD, MPH; Patty Scholting, MPAS, PA-C; James F. Cawley, MPH, PA-C; Prev Chronic Dis 2014;11:130175

This is a national study using large database of EMR to show positive impact of health education by PAs and NPs. This is the peer-reviewed Preventing Chronic Disease online publication by the CDC.

UPDATE on March 21, 2014: This article has been their most popular article so far this month, receiving 2,129 page views since publication on March 6. That is a very high number having only been out 2 weeks, numbers typically seen more toward the very end of the month. There have also been mentions of the article in Medscape, Smart Brief, Fierce Healthcare, and MPR.

Congratulations, Tami and Patty!

 

Stephanie M. Vas, BS, R.T.(R)(CT)(MR), named Director of MRI program

Posted on behalf of Kyle Meyer:

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Stephanie M. Vas, BS, R.T.(R)(CT)(MR), to the position of director, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) program, in the College of Medicine, School of Allied Health Professions.

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Stephanie Vas

Ms. Vas, originally from Ansley, Nebraska, received her Bachelor degree in Radiation Science Technology from UNMC.  She is licensed medical radiographer and holds American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certifications in radiography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging.

Ms. Vas was previously employed as a MRI technologist at the Nebraska Medical Center, where she continues to practice. She joined the School of Allied Health Professions in 2011 as the clinical coordinator for the CT & MRI programs, and has served in the capacity of interim program director since August of 2013.

The MRI program at UNMC is one of only six such programs nation-wide to have attained accreditation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JR-CERT).

Please join me in welcoming Ms. Vas to her new role.

Kyle P. Meyer, PhD, PT
Senior Associate Dean
School of Allied Health Professions