University of Nebraska Medical Center

Welcome, new faces in SAHP!

Here’s a little video introduction to some of the new folks in the school.
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Kris Lausterer

Kris Lausterer, PT, MHS, OCS, is the new Director of Clinical Education in the Division of Physical Therapy Education. He has been a practicing physical therapist for 18 years and has had the opportunity to practice in a variety of clinical settings. His primary area of interest is in orthopedics and he is board certified in orthopedic physical therapy by the American Physical Therapy Association. Kris received his Masters of Physical Therapy degree from Wichita State University in 1992 and a Masters of Health Sciences degree from the University of Indianapolis in 2000. He is currently working on his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Arcadia University. He and his wife, Diane, have two children, Audrey who is 12, and Nolan who is 9.

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Tiffany Colvin


Tiffany Colvin, BS, BHS, MLS(ASCP), joined Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) Education as a program coordinator. She is a 2006 graduate of the CLS Program through the contract with the University of Missouri, Columbia. Tiffany has worked as a generalist in the clinical laboratory while earning her master’s degree. Her experience as a student at an affiliate site is excellent background for her new position. Tiffany, her husband Drake, and their two daughters have relocated from Columbia to a home in Bellevue.

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Kim Ager

Kimberly (Kim) Ager, BS, joined the SAHP Senior Associate Dean’s office as an Administrative Associate II. She will provide assistance to the deans and serve as the administrative hub for the dean’s office, including room scheduling for three conference rooms in Bennett Hall (3011, 4012, and 5003). Kim received her bachelor’s degree in Business Management in 2008 from Bellevue University, and she comes to us from Children’s Hospital and Medical Center. Kim has a son, Jaxson, who just turned one year.

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Tammy O'Donnell

Tammy O’Donnell, AAS, is the new Administrative Associate II in CLS. Tammy graduated from Metro Community College, Omaha, Nebraska in May 2007 with an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has taught at Head Start in Sarpy County and most recently she provided administrative support at Creighton University. In the spring of 2011, she was accepted into Omicron Delta Kappa, a National Leadership Honor Society. Tammy is currently pursuing a baccalaureate degree in Communication Studies. She is married to Phil and they have three daughters: Brooke, Rachel and Holly.

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Corri Hanson

Corrine (Corri) Hanson, PhD, RD, LMNT, joined Medical Nutrition Education as an assistant professor. Corri is a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutrition Therapist. She received her MS in 1993 and her PhD in 2010. She has worked as a clinical dietitian for more than 20 years. Most recently she specialized in the nutrition care of premature infants in the NICU but she has experience over a broad range of diseases. Corri’s research interests include the role that targeted nutrition intervention can play in improving outcomes in disease. She is married to Jeff and they have two sons, Nathan (14) and Nicholas (12). 


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Tammy Dolphens

Tamara (Tami) Dolphens, MPAS, PA-C, joined Physician Assistant Education as an assistant professor.
Tami comes from Children’s Hospital & Medical Center where she spent almost 7 years in pediatric cardiology. She has a special interest in preventive cardiology and pediatric obesity.  She graduated in 2004 from UNMC’s PA Program with her Master’s degree and received her Bachelor’s degree from UNL in 2002 in the areas of Biology and Psychology.  Tami’s husband’s name is Nick; they have 2 sons, Sam (3yrs old), Luke (just turned 1), and a 7 year old golden retriever named Willie.

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