College of Allied Health Professions

CAHP team gets a first in Trek Up the Tower 2017

While much of Omaha lounged on Saturday, February 18, 2017, eight intrepid “allied healthers” climbed the First National Bank tower stairwell in the annual Trek Up the Tower. That’s 40 floors. 870 steps. 633 feet into the sky. Our trekkers were (pictured above from left to right): Greg Karst, PhD, Anne Skinner, Geri Finn, Laura Bilek, PhD, Kyle Meyer, PhD, Annie Wildermuth, Jon Kilstrom, and… Continue Reading

Welcome new faculty: Carey Wheelhouse

Carey Wheelhouse, MPAS, PA-C, recently joined our physician assistant faculty as clinical director. Here’s more about Carey in her own words: “In 2011, I graduated with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of South Dakota, which is located in my hometown of Vermillion, SD.  After graduating, I spent four years practicing in General Orthopedic Surgery at the Mason City Clinic… Continue Reading

Allied health professions included in summer enrichment program

For the first time, allied health professions will be included in a summer enrichment program for underrepresented students interested in health care. The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) will include the physician assistant (PA) profession this year and rotate to physical therapy (PT) next year. Nursing and public health will also now participate in the program previously known as the Summer Medical and Dental… Continue Reading