BIG weekend for Clinical Perfusion

It was a BIG weekend for Clinical Perfusion! Our student, Robert Ledbetter, won “Best Student Presentation” at the 52nd Annual International Conference of the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology (AmSECT) in San Diego, CA, for his research presentation: “Evaluating the need for a ‘clear and colorless’ effluent in a cell saver’s wash cycle.” Also, MDCP alumnus Tom Steffens won “Best Poster Presentation.”

Congratulations!

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.

Michael Named Inaugural Anderson Professor

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Kim Michael

Kimberly (Kim) K. Michael, MA, RT(R), RDMS, RVT was awarded the inaugural Joseph & Darlene Anderson Distinguished Professorship of Imaging Sciences on March 6, 2014.

Ms. Michael has been on faculty in the School of Allied Health Professions for 15 years, serving as the director of the diagnostic medical sonography program for the duration of her appointment. She presently holds the rank of associate professor.

Ms. Michael is known nationally for her work in sonography education. She has 31 publications to her credit, six as first author. She has been instrumental in developing the SAHP diagnostic medical sonography program into one of the nation’s finest. In 2013 she was elected as an at-large director to the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography board of directors.

The professorship was established through a lead gift from Dr. Joseph Anderson, Professor and Vice-Chair of the UNMC Department of Radiology and his wife Darlene, and a matching gift from the Charles R. O’Malley Charitable Lead Trust.

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Dr. Kyle Meyer, Kim Michael, Dr. Joseph Anderson

Dr. Anderson has contributed significantly to the success of UNMC for over 40 years, having served as medical director of the School of Allied Health Professions Diagnostic Medical Sonography program since its inception in 1998.

The Anderson Professorship will support the expansion of educational opportunities in the sonography program at UNMC to include musculoskeletal sonography.