Melissa Dorr, BA, is our newest staff member in the School. She has assumed the role from which Sue Eulberg retired in Physician Assistant Education, working on affiliation agreements and finance. She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, and spent 7 1/2 years working in the field of medical staffing, the last 4 1/2 years in an administrative role at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center.
“My husband, Tony, and I have a 13-year-old daughter, Natalie, and 14-month-old son, Anthony,” Melissa said. “I love music, movies, and sports, especially running — anything from a weekend 5K to training for an upcoming half marathon. I’m looking forward to meeting and working with all of you!”
Likewise, Melissa! Welcome aboard.
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!
The Radiation Science Technology Education (RSTE) students, faculty, family, and alumni all helped decorate the Ronald McDonald House for Christmas on Thursday evening, December 5th.
Associate Director of RSTE, James Temme, served chili to all the participants. Cookies and cupcakes were contributed by the RSTE Alumni.
Several Radiation Science Technology Education (RSTE) faculty made a recent trip to the annual RSNA (Radiological Society of North America) Meeting in Chicago. While there, Kim Michael, Tammy Jones, and Tanya Custer took part in the RSNA 5K fun run.
Tammy Jones, Kim Michael, and Tanya Custer at the 5K.
They also took time to visit with Laura Vasquez who is the Program Director, Imaging Sciences Education Program at Rush University. RSTE Faculty teach several courses via distance as part of the Imaging Sciences Education Program including Sectional Anatomy, Advanced Radiation Biology and Vascular-Interventional Technology.
Tanya Custer, Kim Michael, Laura Vasquez, Tammy Jones, and James Temme
- It’s open and right here on campus!
- It’s free for students AND employees AND family this year! (For all others, the fee is $7, which includes skates.)
- It’s fun!
- It’s good exercise so it’s good for you and you’ll be warm even though it’s cold. (They have heaters, too, if you need a little help.)
- You can burn off some holiday calories.
- Soak up a little sun and get some Vitamin D.
- Take a short break over lunch and you’ll be more productive when you get back to your desk. (They’re open from 11 AM-1 PM M-F)
- It’s family friendly (See other hours below).
- You can help a good cause. (This Saturday, Dec 7 – Freezin’ for a Reason.)
10. At least you can say you tried it, and did I mention that it’s fun?!
Operating hours until January 11th will be:
- 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
- 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday.
- Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday.
- Noon to 8 p.m. Sunday.
On November 21, 2013, the Radiation Science Technology Education (RSTE) students, with support from the RSTE Alumni, delivered coats, hats, and gloves to the Miller Park Elementary School. Each year, the students collect new and gently used winter coats, caps, gloves, and monetary donations for the purchase of stocking caps and gloves for the children.
The RSTE students and faculty personally handed out caps and gloves to 27 pre-K students, then stayed to read to the children and munch on apples.
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.