College of Allied Health Professions

Collaboration helps prepare for open-heart surgeries

by Kalani Simpson, UNMC public relations | July 14, 2020 A new collaboration between iEXCEL and the College of Allied Health Professions’ clinical perfusion education program, including unique training at the Dr. Edwin G. & Dorothy Balbach Davis Global Center, will better prepare future health professionals to perform open-heart surgery. Such surgery requires delicate balance, said David Holt, director of clinical perfusion education, in the… Continue Reading

Perfusion alums help establish heart program in Rwanda

A team from Bryan Medical Center, Lincoln, NE have been part of a mission trip to establish a heart program in Rwanda. The two perfusionists involved are both UNMC alumni (Rachael Saniuk, a traditional graduate from 2010 and Dan Anderson, a Degree Advancement Option alum from 2012). Rachael described it as an awesome trip. “The windows in the OR open to the outside and it’s… Continue Reading