School of Allied Health Professions

We’re almost there…

Thank you to those SAHP faculty and staff who have already participated in this year’s United Way campaign. As of yesterday morning, the SAHP was leading the way on campus with 89% participation, and that’s awesome! We want to be even awesomer, however, by hitting 100% participation again for the third year in a row.

“Going for a 3-peat!” said Geri Finn, SAHP campaign representative. “Only three of our people still need to submit their response.” (Way to rally the troops, Geri!)

Remember that a “no-pledge” option is available online for employees who choose not to donate. If you’re unable to contribute, you’re still encouraged to access the website and submit the “no donation” response to be eligible for the prize drawings.

To participate in supporting the United Way:

  • Click on this link. (The link will take you to UNMC eServ page.)
  • Enter your UNMC username and password.
  • Click on the United Way link and participate today!
  • New this year: Credit card donations are accepted!

Publication for RSTE: Jones and Stevens

Congratulations to Tammy Jones, MPA, RT(R)(M), and Kristy Stevens, R.T.(R)(T), on the publication of their article in Radiologic Technology, “Dense Breast Notification: Anatomy, Imaging, and Patient Awareness,” vol 86:1, p17-22. Tammy is our program director in Radiography, CVIT, and CT, and Kristy is a student in our Radiation Therapy program.

Well done!

Nuclear Medicine Student and Graduate Participate in Mock Drill

Capture-nmHealthcare professionals put aside their scrubs and wore radiation protective gear for a mock nuclear explosion drill in Scottsbluff on Wednesday. One of our graduates along with one of our current students, both from the nuclear medicine program, participated.

Lauren Hess, a 2011 graduate and now a staff technologist at Regional West Medical Center (RWMC) in Scottsbluff, and Jillian Rutan, a current student, donned white protective suits and grabbed their Geiger counters to help with the drill.

Jillian has been on our campus for the past four weeks for a nuclear pharmacy rotation. The drill was day two for her in the clinical nuclear medicine department at RWMC, where she will spend the remainder of the program.

Our nuclear medicine program added the RWMC site just this fall, and we’re excited to have a program to offer in western Nebraska.

Here’s the video about the drill from KOTA Territory News. You can see Lauren and Jillian at work in the beginning of the video.