College of Allied Health Professions

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!

Welcome new faculty: Jannelle Reynolds

Jannelle Reynolds, MPAS, PA-C, is a new faculty member in the division of physician assistant (PA) education in Kearney. Here’s more about Jannelle in her own words: “I grew up in Loveland Colorado and obtained my bachelor’s degree in Health and Exercise Science in the neighboring town of Fort Collins at Colorado State University. It was here I found both my passion for medicine and… Continue Reading

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