School of Allied Health Professions

Winter Essentials Drive a Success

We cleaned out our closets and/or brought in necessities for the annual Winter Essentials drive sponsored by our Student Ambassadors.

The Ambassadors took those items to a local non-profit charity organization, We Can Make a Difference, who delivered them to the Siena/Francis House. They estimated that over 150 people were fed and clothed, and provided with a number of essentials needed for everyday life.

We Can Make a Difference uploaded photos to their Facebook page. “The pictures don’t do justice,” they said, “as to how many people were actually helped on this day because we did it in 10-person shifts.”

“Thank you guys so much for your donations, we can’t wait to do it again!”

CLS students to present poster at national conference

Congratulations to Natalie Harmon and Megan Gunderson!

Their abstract, “An Interprofessional Guide to Laboratory Testing for Student Run Free Clinics: Reference Guide to Sexually Transmitted Infection Diagnostics and Monitoring,” was accepted for a poster presentation at the Society of Student-Run Free Clinics (SSRFC) conference to be held Feb 7-8, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Natalie and Megan will be developing a reference guide, which will include explanations of frequently utilized diagnostic tests for STIs.  The intent of this project is to foster interprofessional knowledge and communication between professions and within the clinics.

Nicely done, Natalie and Megan!

Two NU presidential candidates visit Wednesday

Dean Meyer would like to encourage all SAHP faculty, staff, and students to attend the NU presidential candidate visits.

Hank Bounds, Ph.D., and Michael Martin, Ph.D., two of the four candidates for the position of president of the University of Nebraska, will visit UNMC this Wednesday, December 10, 2014.

The times for the two visits are:

10:30 a.m., Sorrell Center, Room 1005: Michael Martin, Ph.D., chancellor of the Colorado State University System.

2:30 p.m., Sorrell Center, Room 1005: Hank Bounds, Ph.D., commissioner of higher education for the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning.

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