Linda Sykora

Clinical Laboratory Science Education

Campus Address
984010 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4010
402-559-7310
lmsykora@unmc.edu       

Academic Appointments
Instructor and Hematology Coordinator, Clinical Laboratory Science Program, School of Allied Health Professions, College of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2002-present
Clinical Instructor, Courtesy Appointment, Division of Medical Technology, School of Allied Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1986-2002

Degrees/Certifications
MS Education, University of Nebraska at Kearney December 2013
BS Medical Technology, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Medical Technologist Certification by the Board of Registry, American Society for Clinical Pathology MT(ASCP)
Specialist Certification in Hematology by the Board of Registry, American Society for Clinical  Pathology MT(ASCP)SH

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Teacher Award, UNMC Clinical Laboratory Science Program (2004)
University-Wide Departmental Teaching Award, University of Nebraska (2001)
Teacher of the Year Award, UNMC School of Allied Health Professions (2000)
Distinguished Teaching Award, UNMC Faculty Senate (1991)
Outstanding Service and Excellence in Teaching Award, UNMC Division of Medical Technology (1991)
Teacher of the Year Award, UNMC School of Allied Health (1988)
Outstanding Teaching Achievement Award, UNMC Division of Medical Technology (1988)
Outstanding Teacher Award, UNMC Division of Medical Technology (1998, 1997, 1996, 1993, 1985, 1983, 1982)

Scholarly Activity (general description)
Primary interest is the incorporation of Virtual Microscopy into CLS education

Books/Chapters in Books/Peer-reviewed Published Computer-based Educational Materials
Chapters in Books:
Sykora L. and Keller K., 2009, SUCCESS! In Clinical Laboratory Science, 4th edition, Pearson Education, Hematology Chapter 2, pg. 229-372.
Sykora L. and Keller K., 2002, Review of Medical Technology/Clinical Laboratory Science, 3rd edition, Prentice Hall, Hematology Chapter 2 and Hemostasis Chapter 3, pg. 126-211. 

Published Computer-Based Educational Materials:      
Sykora, L., 2008, Nebraska Public Health Laboratory/University of Nebraska Medical Center CLS Refresher Course: Hematology, Blackboard Modules: Hematopoiesis, Routine Tests, Erythrocyte Disorders, Leukocyte Disorders, Hemostasis. 
Sykora, L., 2008, Hematology Pre-service Curriculum – 5 Anemia Modules, American Society for Clinical Pathology for Rwanda  
Fell, L., and Sykora, L., 2007-2008, Hematology Pre-service Curriculum, American Society for Clinical Pathology for Tanzania

Teaching Activities
Primary Teaching Responsibilities
CLS 416 Clinical Hematology I (course coordinator)
CLS 417 Clinical Hematology II (course coordinator)
CLS 302 Introduction to Hematology (course coordinator)
CLS 426 Urine and Body Fluid Analysis (team-taught course)
CLS 500 Application and Interpretation of Clinical Laboratory Data for Physician Assistant Students (team-taught course)

MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
Member, American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS), 1980-present
Member, Nebraska Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS-NE), 1980-present
Associate Member, American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), 1977-present

Linda Sykora, MSEd, MLS(ASCP)CMSHCM
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Instructor and Hematology Coordinator
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