College of Allied Health Professions

PA students learn from community pediatric volunteers

Our ten, third-semester PA students in Kearney reached the conclusion of their pediatric skills workshop last week. Volunteer pediatric patients came from the community to serve as patient models so that the students could exercise their noninvasive, clinical diagnostic skills. The learning activity was engaging, fun, and positive, as PA students rehearsed their exam of ENT, heart, lung, abdomen, and neurologic systems. They also learned… Continue Reading

Donner and Mathews, co-PIs on antibiotic resistance grant

Wayne Mathews, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA, associate professor and associate director of physician assistant education, and Linsey Donner, MPH, CPH, MLS(ASCP)CM, assistant professor in medical laboratory science, received funding for a University of Nebraska Collaboration Initiative Seed Grant. The grant, “One Health: A systems approach linking human and livestock antibiotic resistance at the watershed scale,” looks at the relationship of human and agricultural antibiotic resistance. Congratulations,… 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!