Amber Donnelly, PhD, MPH, SCT(ASCP)

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Professor

College of Allied Health Professions
Student Affairs
984000 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4000
402-552-2043
Email

Academic Appointments:
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, CAHP, 2020-present
M. Patricia & James W. Leuschen Professorship, CAHP, UNMC – 2020-Present
Professor, Cytotechnology Program, CAHP, UNMC, 2017-Present
Program Director, Cytotechnology Program, CAHP, UNMC, 2001-2021
Professor, Courtesy, Pathology and Microbiology, COM, UNMC, 2017-Present
Professor, Courtesy, Continuous appointment, Eppley Institute, 2017 -Present
Professor, Courtesy. Medical Laboratory Sciences, CAHP, UNMC, 2017 – Present
Graduate Faculty, UNMC

Consulting Positions:
Reviewer, American Journal of Clinical Pathology
Reviewer, Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology
Reviewer, American Journal of Public Health

Degrees/Certifications:
2005-2008 PhD, Medical Sciences, UNMC
2002-2004 MPH, Public Health Administration, UNMC
1992 BS Univ of Oklahoma
1/2002-Present Specialist in Cytotechnology, SCT(ASCP)
5/1992-Present Cytotechnologist, U.S., CT(ASCP)

Publications (last 5 years):
Donnelly A
, Sturgis C, Goulart R, Sheldon D, Atkison K. The Evolution of a Profession Through Education: Cytotechnology Training Program Curriculum Revisions in the United States. Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology, Accepted July 2021, In Press.

Mukherjee M, Sprinkle S, Yuil-Valdes A, Radio S, Donnelly A. The Challenges of Change. Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology. Accepted July 2021, In Press.

Mukherjee M, Donnelly A, Rose B, Warren DE, Lyden E, Chantziantoniou N, Dimmitt B, Varley K, Pantanowitz L. Eye tracking in cytotechnology education: “visualizing” students becoming experts,
Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology, 2019, ISSN 2213-2945, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasc.2019.07.002.

Maria Friedlander, Lynette Pineault, Amber Donnelly, Janie Roberson, Sandra Giroux, Kalyani Naik. Voices from the Field: Supporting the Educational Needs of Cytotechnologists. Journal of the American society of Cytopathology, Vol 7(5). Sept-Oct, 2018, 250-260.

Donnelly A. CytoTECHnology – The Benefits of Technology in Teaching. Cancer Cytopathology. June 2018.

Mukherjee MS, Donnelly AD. Initial Assessments of E-learning modules in cytotechnology education. J Pathol Inform [serial online] 2018 [cited 2018 Feb 21];9:4. Available from: http://www.jpathinformatics.org/text.asp?2018/9/1/4/225492

Chantziantoniou N, Mukherjee M, Donnelly AD, Pantanowitz L, Austin RM. Digital Applications in Cytopathology: Problems, Rationalizations, and Alternative Approaches. Acta Cytologica 2018;62:68–76. DOI: 10.1159/000484434

Donnelly AD. The 'Morph' ology of cytotechnology education. Cytopathology 27: 310-312, 2016. Pubmed abstract

Donnelly AD, Mukherjee MS, Radio SJ. Online education in cytotechnology programs: a pilot study. J ASC 2016; 5, 235-243. Abstract

Mukherjee MS, Donnelly AD, DeAgano VJ, Lyden ER, Radio SJ. Utilization of virtual microscopy in cytotechnology educational programs in the United States. J Pathol Inform 2016; 1:8. Full article

Dee F, Donnelly A, Radio S, Leaven T, Zaleski S, Kreiter C. Utility of 2D and 3D Virtual Microscopy in Cervical Cytology Education and Testing. Acta Cytologica. 2007; Vol.51(4). p.523-29.

Suba EJ, Murphy SK, Donnelly AD, Furia LM, Huynh ML, Raab SS. Systems analysis of real-world obstacles to successful cervical cancer prevention in developing countries. Am J Public Health 96(3):480-7 2006.

Invited Presentations (last 5 years):
International
Donnelly, A. A journey Through Time: The Evolution of Cytotechnology in the U.S. The Kymi Odyssey, Honorary Symposium, Kymi, Greece, September 7-8, 2020 (Cancelled due to Pandemic)

Donnelly, A, Purposeful Technologies in the Classroom. American Society of Cytotechnology 2019 Annual Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 2019.

Donnelly, A, Distance Learning in Cytotechnology. Association of Pathologists of East Central and Southern Africa (APECSA) conference, Antananarivo, Madagascar, September 2018.

Donnelly, A. Distance Education in Cytotechnology. Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP). San Antonio, TX March 2017

Donnelly, A. Distance Education in Cytotechnology. Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP). San Antonio, TX March 2017

Donnelly, A, Establishing a Cytology Training Program in Kigali, Rwanda. Association of Pathologists of East Central and Southern Africa (APECSA) conference, Kigali, Rwanda, October 2016.
Mukherjee, M., Donnelly, A.. University of Nebraska Medical Center Cytotechnology Program, Potential Online Education to India. Presentation via Skype with interested audience (Pathologists, and Organization members), India. Jan 5, 2016. Presented by Mukherjee, M

National
Donnelly, A. Cytotechnology Programs Master’s update – CPRC. Advanced Cytotechnology Education (ACE). Virtual conference. April 2021.

Donnelly, A. The Evolution of Cytotechnologists. American Society of Cytopathology, State of the Art Symposium: The Crystal Glass: A Vision for the Next Decade of Cytopathology. November 2020.

Donnelly, A. Move to Master’s – CPRC updates. Advanced Cytotechnology Education (ACE). Indianapolis, IN. April 2020

Donnelly, A. Challenging Cases in Cytology. American Society of Cytopathology. Diagnostic Cytology Seminar, Salt Lake City, UT. November 2019

Donnelly, A. Implementation of New Competencies. American Society of Cytopathology, Strategies in Cytotechnology Education Session, Salt Lake City, UT, November 2019

Donnelly, A, Transition to Master’s: “The Struggle is Real.” American Society of Cytopathology, Strategies in Education Session, Washington, DC, November 2018.

Donnelly, A. “Path”-way to Professorship. Advanced Cytology Education (ACE). Sponsored by the American Society for Cytopathology. Columbia Hospital, New York, NY May 2018

Mukherjee, M, Donnelly, A. Eye Tracking in CT education. 65th Annual Scientific Meeting of American Society of Cytopathology in Phoenix, AZ, November 2017. Presented by Mukherjee, M.

Donnelly, A, Anytime / Anywhere Education. American Society of Cytopathology, Strategies in Education Session, Phoenix, AZ, November 2017.

UNMC
Donnelly, A. Women in Science of UNMC. McGoogan Library of Medicine Events Committee. Feb 11, 2019

Mukherjee, M, Donnelly, A. Eye Tracking: Visualizing How Students Become Experts. UNMC CAHP research seminar series, May 26th, 2016. Presented by Mukherjee, M.

Awards:
November 2019: Cytotechnologist Scientific Presentation Award: Eye Tracking in Cytotechnology Education: “Visualizing” students becoming experts. American Society for Cytopathology Annual Conference. Presented by: Dr. Mukherjee

November 2018: Best Poster in the Education Category, Pathology Visions Annual Conference. Presented by: Dr. Mukherjee

Excellence in Research Award – 2015 – School of Allied Health Professions, UNMC

Service:
National

UNMC

CAHP