College of Allied Health Professions

Fun at the Nebraska Science Festival

As part of the Nebraska Science Festival this year, Perris Scott and Kevin Howard from Enrollment Management & Student Affairs, and Assistant Professor and Chemistry Coordinator for Medical Laboratory Science Kevin McGuire hosted some fun activities at the Durham Museum. They handed out coloring sheets representing some of our health professions, and Mr. McGuire brought in two microscopes with some slides and materials to show… Continue Reading

May is Celiac Awareness Month

Celiac disease (CD) is a genetic autoimmune condition disease that mainly affects the gastrointestinal tract when gluten is ingested. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. When someone with CD eats gluten, the lining of the small intestine becomes damaged and is unable to absorb nutrients properly. In honor of Celiac Awareness Month, Medical Nutrition instructor Mariah Jackson, MMN, RDN, LMNT, shared… Continue Reading

OT student finds a new occupation in repurposing

Occupational therapy student Clancy Hesseltine stumbled onto a new occupation during her first semester at UNMC in Kearney. Let her tell you the story… I started Hesseltine Halters in my first semester of occupational therapy school as a class assignment for which I had to learn a new occupation. I knew I wanted something unique, useful, and inexpensive. The idea sprang from a large pile… Continue Reading