Journal of Extracorporeal Technology recently published, “Heparin Dose and Postoperative Bleeding in Patients Undergoing Cardiopulmonary Bypass,” coauthored by Mark W. Rosin, MPS, and David Holt, MA, CCT, program director in our clinical perfusion education program. They presented at the 33rd Annual Cardiothoracic Research and Education Foundation Symposium in San Diego, CA last year.
Katherine Jones, PT, PhD, will be honored this spring with the UNMC New Investigator Award. New Investigator Awards go to outstanding UNMC scientists who in the past two years have secured their first funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense or other national sources. New Investigators also had to demonstrate scholarly activity such as publishing their research and/or presenting their findings at national conventions.
Dr. Jones’ Patient Safety website
Manju and Amber at work.
Amber Donnelly, PhD, MPH, SCT(ASCP), program director for the Cytotechnology program, and her team published an article, “Optimal z-axis scanning parameters for gynecologic cytology specimens,” in Journal of Pathology Informatics.
The use of virtual microscopy (VM) in clinical cytology has been limited due to the inability to focus through three dimensional (3D) cell clusters with a single focal plane (2D images). Limited information exists regarding the optimal scanning parameters for 3D scanning. The purpose of their study was to determine the optimal number of the focal plane levels and the optimal scanning interval to digitize gynecological (GYN) specimens prepared on SurePath™ glass slides while maintaining a manageable file size. Read the full article linked above for their findings.
Congratulations, Dr. Donnelly, et al!
Researchers, Dawn Venema, PT, PhD, and Joseph Siu, PhD, are studying the link between walking and talking simultaneously and how it can help battle dementia.
Read more and watch the video: http://www.ketv.com/news/local-news/researchers-study-benefits-of-walking-talking-with-dementia-patients/-/9674510/23583394/-/eh2rvk/-/index.html#ixzz2oySULqPI
You don’t have to skate to play a part. You can volunteer, donate, or do it all! The annual Parkinson’s Skate-a-thon is set for Jan. 10-11 and will close out the UNMC rink season. Click that link to sign up, and your 10 bucks goes to Parkinson’s research and programs (and covers skate rental and ice access).
Skating starts at 12 p.m. on Jan. 10 and concludes at 12 p.m. on Jan. 11. Skate as long as you want! The event is open to the public — skaters and non-skaters alike. Skaters will be on the ice continually, but non-skaters are encouraged to come and enjoy the festivities and show their support. The rink is located on the east side of 42nd Street, between the College of Nursing Building and the Sorrell Center.
Proceeds go toward:
- Clinical and basic science Parkinson’s research at UNMC; and
- The PHD Program (Parkinson’s Health Development), a non-profit, local program that offers affordable exercises and activities to improve the quality of life for persons with Parkinson’s.
From 2011 to 2013, the skate-a-thons at UNMC netted more than $110,000 for Parkinson’s research and programming. Come out, play a part, and have some FUN!
One of Dr. Joseph Siu’s research collaboration centers, Center for Advanced Surgical Technology (CAST), will have an Open House this Friday, November 22, 2013, from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM in Wittson Hall 3030.
His research team will be showcasing several simulators for surgical skill acquisitions. Their technology and inventions might trigger some potential collaborations in the SAHP, especially in Radiography, MRI and CT.
Check out the link above for more information.
Apologies for the notification of a blog post this morning by Dr. Hageman. There was no post. The notification was sent in error when someone in IT was checking the website. No hackers.
Assessing the Impact of Cognitive Impairment on Multi-Tasking
By ElderBranch Team On October 11, 2013
What led you to research this topic? Why is it important, and how does it augment previous work on the topic?
I first became interested in the impact …Read article.