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College Connections

An electronic newsletter from the College of Pharmacy

October 2012

Welcome Class of 2016

Our Thirteenth Annual White Coat Ceremony took place on August 15 at the Michael F. Sorrell Events Center.


Fifty-nine students received their professional white laboratory jackets provided by friends of the College of Pharmacy and the University of Nebraska Foundation and took the pledge of professionalism.  Read more.

Dr. Oestreich hits the road for research

Dr. Julie OestreichCue the Willie Nelson song.


Julie Oestreich, Pharm.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice in the College of Pharmacy, is in the midst of an investigation, much of which was conducted not in the lab, but on the road. Read more.


Kador receives award
Dr. Peter KadorPeter Kador, Ph.D., Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy, has been awarded the International Society for Eye Research's 2012 Ernst H. Bárány Prize for outstanding contributions in research that increases the understanding of ocular pharmacology. Specifically, the award recognizes work related to or applicable to glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, or related retinal diseases. Dr. Kador is the sixth recipient of the Bárány Prize.
Welcome Dr. Kathryn Hentzen

Dr. Kathryn Hentzen The College of Pharmacy welcomed a new faculty member on August 1, Kathryn Hentzen, Pharm.D.


Dr. Hentzen, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, is a 2010 graduate of UNMC College of Pharmacy and completed a two year residency program at William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.


Dr. Hentzen is precepting the ambulatory care clerkship at the Nebraska Western Iowa Veterans Administration and teaching in the Pharmacotherapy I course.  Her interests include chronic disease state management (diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension), tobacco cessation, and anticoagulation management.

Pharmacy group SHARING the benefits of recent award
P4, Kyle McCartney & Dr. Kristen Cook Kristen Cook, Pharm.D., Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, and the UNMC SHARING Clinic's pharmacy student board members aim to put a recent award to good use at the clinic. Read more.




Clinical Assistant Professors - Siouxland

Drs. Klinkebiel and Venteicher joined the UNMC College of Pharmacy faculty this summer.  The adjunct clinical assistant professors work at the Siouxland Community Health Center in Sioux City, Iowa and precept the ambulatory care clerkship.


Drew Klinkebiel, Pharm.D.

Education:  Pharm.D., UNMC College of Pharmacy; Two year Ambulatory Care Residency, Leadership Emphasis, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Twin Cities, MN


Mary Venteicher, Pharm.D.

Education: Pharm.D., UNMC College of Pharmacy; Pharmacy Practice Residency, George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs/Pocatello Community Based Outpatient Clinic, Pocatello, ID

Clinical Assistant Professors - TNMC

Colleen Malashock, Pharm.D.

Manager, Clinical Service Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical and Nutrition Care, The Nebraska Medical Center


Education: Pharm.D., Creighton University, Omaha, NE; Six Sigma Green Belt Development Program, The Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE.


Tammy Winterboer, Pharm.D.

Manager, Clinical Service Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical and Nutrition Care, The Nebraska Medical Center


Education: BS, Siena College, Loudonville, NY; Pharm.D., Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC; Pharmacy Practice Residency, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, VA; Critical Care Specialty Residency, UNMC, Omaha, NE.


Contact Us
Upcoming Events
Fall Honors Convocation
October 19, 2012
3:00 PM
Truhlsen Events Center
Faculty Development Seminar
Dr. Carolyn Larabell
October 26, 2012
12:00 PM
COP Room 1038
Career Day
November 16, 2012
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Student Life Center Gym