Amber Donnelly, PhD, MPH, SCT(ASCP)

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Professor and Program Director

Cytotechnology Program
984142 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4142

Academic Appointments:
2020-present: Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, CAHP
2001-present: Professor and Program Director, CAHP, Cytotechnology Program, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA
Professor, Courtesy, COM, Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA

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)
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,

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:

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.

Mukherjee MS, Donnelly AD, Lyden ER, Wedel WR, McGaughey MF, Baker JJ, Radio SJ. Investigation of scanning parameters for thyroid fine needle aspiration cytology specimens: A pilot study. J Pathol Inform 2015; 6:1.

Donnelly AD, Mukherjee MS, Lyden ER, Bridge JA, Lele SM, Wright N, et al. Optimal z-axis scanning parameters for gynecologic cytology specimens. J Pathol Inform 2013; 4:38.

Suba EJ, Donnelly AD, Furia LM, Huynh ML, Raab SS, Raab SS. Cervical cancer prevention for all the worlds women: genuine promise resides in skilled quality management rather than novel screening approaches. Diagn Cytopathol 35(3):187-91 2007.

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.

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

American Society of Cytopathology

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs UNMC