College of Allied Health Professions

Two new grants for Dr. Corri Hanson

The Center for Patient, Family, and Community Engagement in Chronic Care Management (CENTRIC) at UNMC funded a proposal, “Fiber Intake and the Microbiome in Asthma: the BREATHE Easy Trial,” from Corri Hanson, PhD, associate professor in medical nutrition education. Her team will analyze the microbiome, short-chain fatty acid production, inflammatory biomarkers and pro-resolving mediators in the BREATHE-Easy trial. Dr. Hanson also received a grant from… Continue Reading

Kilstrom runs half-marathon – Dam to Dam

Last Saturday, Jon Kilstrom, MPAS, PA-C, assistant professor in physician assistant education, finished the 38th annual Dam to Dam half marathon. His sister, Erica White, ran it with him. The 13.1 mile race goes from the Saylorville Dam to downtown Des Moines, IA. If you’re counting, that’s roughly 27,700 steps, and this year’s race was the 7th warmest on record. Wow! Congratulations, Jon and Erica!

Real heroes of medical education

The Omaha World Herald recently ran an editorial, Real heroes of medical education, written by Wayne Mathews, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA, associate program director in physician assistant (PA) education. In it, Mathews described the extraordinary value to students in health professions of simulation patients and anatomical donors. Those heroes generally go unrecognized, but not so last week. Michael Huckabee, PhD, PA-C, director of the PA program,… Continue Reading