College of Allied Health Professions

Ralston High School Medical Academy visits MLS at UNMC

Ralston High School Medical Academy juniors and seniors recently explored the Medical Laboratory Science profession with current UNMC students and faculty. They spent the afternoon in the newly renovated student laboratory and completed a case study where they conducted routine laboratory tests for a pregnant individual. As part of this testing, students learned to interpret chemical reactions, microscope findings, and organism identification. Many of the… Continue Reading

New Orthopedic PT Residency Program Begins

by Megan Frazee, DPT The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Allied Health Professions recently launched an Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program this year. The initial cohort of residents, Renee Herbers, DPT, and Caleb Nabower, DPT, started on August 2, 2021. This residency is a 13-month, post-professional training program that includes clinical practice and clinical mentoring at Nebraska Medicine’s Lauritzen Outpatient Center, observation… Continue Reading

Flores, Waltman, and Bilek to present ​findings of 5-year trial at national conference

Prevention of Osteoporosis is a hot topic! Laura Flores, BA, Nancy Waltman, PhD, and Laura Bilek, PhD, are studying bone loss across the lifespan and the best ways to prevent it, both with exercise and with medicine. Dr. Bilek’s lab is interested in how to keep bones healthy across all populations, including pediatric cancer patients, persons undergoing bariatric surgery, and postmenopausal women. Their abstract, “Bone… Continue Reading

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