College of Allied Health Professions

Special Olympics Nebraska presents Kearney UNMC students with highest honor

by Kalani Simpson, strategic communications | September 15, 2021 for UNMC Today Special Olympics Nebraska recently presented UNMC’s Health Science Education Complex (HSEC) students with its highest honor for health partners — the prestigious Golisano Health Leadership Award. The honor recognizes “health champions” that make significant contributions to equal access to health, fitness and wellness for people with intellectual disabilities. The award was presented Sept…. Continue Reading

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

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