Division of Infectious Diseases

Deanna Hansen: Catalyst for Education Award Nominee

We are thrilled to announce that Deanna Hansen was among a group of elite individuals nominated for the Catalyst for Education award. This award comes from the UNMC Interprofessional Academy of Educators, and recognizes the integral role of those who serve in an educational support role on campus.

The award values the impact that nominees have made to furthering the educational mission of UNMC, promoting a premier environment, and ensuring the success of all trainees.

Here are a few quotes from her colleagues that were compiled into a touching nomination letter:

“Our entire team looks to Deanna as our leader, organizer, and motivator.”

“Deanna wears many hats…and is the administrative genius behind a number of successful endeavors including Nebraska’s AIDS Education and Training Center, the annual Update for HIV Care Providers and Educators continuing education conference, and the Comprehensive HIV Medicine Enhanced Medical Education Track (EMET).”

“Deanna always strives for the highest standards in everything she does and inspires others to be their best selves as well”

“Deanna is not afraid to face challenges and lean into discomfort when taking on new activities or roles”. 

“Deanna has a tremendous amount of empathy and takes care of all of our students and our team. Our team affectionately refers to Deanna as our “team mom””  

Deanna Hansen has worked with our group as part of the Specialty Care Center team for 28 years. She is the administrator for the SCC, but also serves as the education administrator of the HIV Enhanced Medical Education Track (EMET) program, for the last 16 years.

Congratulations to Deanna on the nomination, we appreciate you!

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