College of Allied Health Professions

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

Outstanding Dietetic Student Award: Sarah Duvall

Medical nutrition student Sarah Duvall has won the 2022 Outstanding Dietetics Student Award from the Nebraska Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NAND). Sarah received the award at the annual meeting. “This is a huge honor, and we are so proud of her,” said program director Corrine Hanson, PhD. The Outstanding Dietetics Student Award recognizes the emerging leadership and achievement of students in ACEND-accredited and approved… Continue Reading