School of Allied Health Professions

Radiation Therapy students garner awards at conference

UNMC Radiation Therapy students and faculty

Submitted by Lisa Bartenhagen, MS, RT(R)(T) The UNMC radiation therapy students and faculty attended the Chicago Area Radiation Therapists Annual Conference last week. Of the ten schools attending, two UNMC students were recognized with awards for the essay competition. First place: Jessica Backhaus- Radiation Therapy During Pregnancy Second place: Megan Kuster- Radiation Therapy Safety Dustin Hahn and Nicolas Steidl represented UNMC during the annual scholar bowl competition, with the winning team coming from Memorial Sloan Kettering. It was a great trip with a great group… Continue Reading

PA students awarded scholarships

NAPA ScholarshipsGroup

Submitted by Michael Huckabee, PhD, PA-C At the recent Nebraska Physician Assistant Annual Conference in Kearney, five UNMC PA students were each awarded $1,000 scholarships. Students were selected based on academics, leadership, and service. We salute these deserving students shown in the photo with scholarship recipients from other PA programs: In back row center to right, Annette White, Evan Howe, and Brooke Helmberger; and in front row on right, Tracey Farrell. Jacob Mach also received the scholarship but was unable to attend the awards ceremony…. Continue Reading

CLS family members grab the gold

Amy Burger (l) and Rachel O'Donnell (r)

World Champs in the family! That’s something one staff and one faculty member in Clinical Laboratory Science have in common. Tammy O’Donnell’s daughter, Rachel O’Donnell, and Ricki Otten’s niece, Amy Burger, were on a team that represented the United States at the World Federation of National Baton Twirling Associations held in Italy. Their team competed against nine countries and won the gold – first place. They competed in the pom pom division. Rachel is a student at UNL and Amy is a nurse at UNMC. Our congratulations… Continue Reading