College of Allied Health Professions

Welcome new staff: Catarina “Cat” Francisco

Cat Francisco

Catarina “Cat” Francisco, BS, began working as a Student Service Associate at the College of Allied Health Professions on January 9th, 2023. In 2017, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She is currently pursuing an academic master’s degree in Counseling at UNO, with a focus on Student Affairs and Higher Education. Prior to joining UNMC, she spent… Continue Reading

Welcome new staff: Jessica Chairez Escalante

Jessica Chairez Escalante

Jessica Chairez Escalante recently joined the staff of our Occupational Therapy program. Here’s more about Jessica in her own words: I’m excited to be a part of the Occupational Therapy program team as a program coordinator. Six years ago, I started my career in higher education in the Undergraduate Admissions department at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. I helped prospective students navigate the admission… Continue Reading

Welcome new faculty: Kait Uwazurike, DPT

Kait Uwazurike

Kaitlyn “Kait” Uwazurike, PT, DPT, joined the Physical Therapy program on January 2, 2023 as an assistant professor. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and a Doctor of Physical Therapy (2013) both from Creighton University. She is currently enrolled in an academic doctoral program at Clarkson College in the Doctor of Healthcare Education and Leadership program.   With nearly 10 years as a… Continue Reading