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PA Excellence in Teaching Award goes to Melissa Soester, PhD

by PA Program Director Shaun Grammer, DMSc, PA-C Melissa Soester, PhD, PA-C, is the recipient of the Pat and Susan McClaughry Physician Assistant (PA) Excellence in Teaching Award for the PA graduating class of 2023. Dr. Soester serves as the Research Director for the PA program and is a valuable member of the clinical education […]

Jan 2, 2024

Melissa Soester, PhD

Welcome new staff: Jennifer Keitges

Jennifer Keitges, PTA, recently joined the staff of our Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Sciences programs. Here’s more about Jen in her own words: I was born and raised in Lincoln, NE where I grew up on a small acreage with horses near Pioneers Park. I stayed in Lincoln, received my AAS in Business and Physical […]

Oct 27, 2023

Welcome MLS staff: Loany Ryder

Loany Ryder, MLS(ASCP)CM, is an alumna of UNMC’s Medical Laboratory Science class of 2017 and is now a Medical Laboratory Science Program Instructor. Here’s more about her in her own words: I grew up in Grand Island, Nebraska but was born in Honduras. I graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with my bachelor’s […]

Oct 20, 2023

Loany Ryder