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

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

Join the Alumni Association Online Community

Alumni and students now have a dedicated online community to connect for networking, mentoring, interprofessional groups, and discussion boards.   The community, UNMC Alumni Connections, is managed by the Alumni Relations Office and was created in partnership with industry leader, PeopleGrove. It was first made available to alumni earlier this month.  Individuals who are interested in signing up may visit https://connections.unmcalumni.org and join the community via… Continue Reading

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