College of Allied Health Professions

Leah Stade a UNK Title IX Trailblazer

Leah Stade receives award

by Kalani Simpson – UNMC Strategic Communications Leah Stade, OTD, academic fieldwork coordinator and assistant professor of the occupational therapy program in the College of Allied Health Professions, was recently honored by the University of Nebraska-Kearney as a 50th anniversary Title IX Trailblazer. UNK marked 50 years of the landmark law, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs receiving Federal financial… Continue Reading

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