Linsey M Donner, PhD

Linsey M. Donner, PhD, MPH, CPH, MLS(ASCP)CM
Microbiology Coordinator and Assistant Professor

Department of Clinical, Diagnostic, & Therapeutic Sciences
Division of Medical Laboratory Science

984010 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4010
402-559-7810
Email

Academic Appointments
Division of Medical Laboratory Science, College of Allied Health Professions,
College of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Graduate Faculty, University of Nebraska

Degrees/Certifications
PhD – University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
MPH – University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
BS Medical Technology – University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

Public Health Certification by National Board of Public Health Examiners, CPH
Medical Laboratory Scientist Certification by the Board of Registry, American Society for Clinical Pathology, MLS(ASCP)CM

Primary Teaching Responsibilities
MLS 310 Introduction to Pathogenic Microorganisms in Infectious Disease
MLS 409 Introduction to Clinical Microbiology, Course Coordinator
MLS 412 Clinical Laboratory Theory, Application & Correlation
MLS 418 Clinical Microbiology I
MLS 420 Clinical Immunology, Serology and Molecular Diagnostics
MLS 448 Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Practicum I
MLS 419 Clinical Microbiology II
MLS 449 Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Practicum II
MLS 552 Application of Clinical Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Scholarly Activity
Research interests include Antimicrobial & Laboratory Stewardship, Clinical Informatics, Health Outcomes in Infectious Disease, Diagnostic Microbiology, and Interactive Teaching Techniques

Published Manuscripts
Donner L, Campbell WS, Lyden E, Fey P, Van Schoonveld TC. Assessment of Rapid Blood Culture Identification Results Interpretation and Antibiotic Prescribing Practices, J. Clin. Microbiol. Accepted manuscript posted online 1 March 2017, doi:10.1128/JCM.02395-16.

Published Educational Articles (last 5 years)
Donner L, Staley ZR, Petali J, Sangster J, Li X, Mathews W, ... Bartelt-Hunt S. (2022). The Human Health Implications of Antibiotic Resistance in Environmental Isolates from Two Nebraska Watersheds. Microbiology Spectrum, e02082-21.

Donner L. Detection of Carbapenem-Resistant Gram-Negative Rods in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, American Proficiency Institute Educational Commentary, American Society for Clinical Pathology. August 2021.

Donner L. Candida auris: An Emerging Multidrug-Resistant Yeast, American Proficiency Institute Educational Commentary, American Society for Clinical Pathology. April 2020.

Donner L. Detection of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) in the Diagnosis of Cervical Cancer, American Proficiency Institute Educational Commentary, American Society for Clinical Pathology. August 2019.

Donner L. Current Methods in Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing, American Proficiency Institute Educational Commentary, American Society for Clinical Pathology. January 2019.

Donner L. A Primer in Antibiotics for the Laboratory Professional, American Proficiency Institute Educational Commentary, American Society for Clinical Pathology. September 2018.

Donner L. Tuberculosis Part II: Diagnostic Testing for the Detection and Treatment of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infections, American Proficiency Institute Educational Commentary, American Society for Clinical Pathology. January 2018.

Donner L. Tuberculosis: Old Disease with New Threats, American Proficiency Institute Educational Commentary, American Society for Clinical Pathology. August, 2017.

Presentations (last 5 years)
Creating Online Laboratory Unknowns and Demonstration Videos, Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference, Denver, CO, March 13-15, 2022.

Impact of Lecture Videos on Academic Performance Poster Presentation, Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference, Denver, CO, March 13-15, 2022.

Echo360 Hybrid and Online Teaching Webinar Series: Video Engagement for You and Your Students: What is the Best Fit for Your Classroom?, February 2022.

Online Medical Microbiology Lab Unknowns to Enhance Student Learning, American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE), July 2021.

A One Health Approach Examining the Interconnection between the Environment and Humans at the Watershed Level Antimicrobial Resistance, World Microbe Forum Poster Session, June 2021.

Developing and Implementing Online Medical Microbiology Laboratory Unknowns, NU Amplify Innovation in Pedagogy and IT Symposium, May 2021.

The Basics of Syphilis Testing, Nebraska Laboratory Spring Meeting, April 2021.

A One Health Approach Examining the Potential Linkage between Agricultural Livestock and Human Antibiotic Resistance at the Watershed Level, ID Week 2020 Poster Session, October 20, 2020.

Using Whole Genome Sequencing to Link Acquired Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Environmental Isolates to Clinical and Animal Associated Isolates, National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education Virtual Poster Event, July 31, 2020.

Are Current FDA Methods Adequate to Monitor VFD Antibiotic Use in ASFO Watersheds?, Midwest AMR Consortium Virtual Poster Session, May 30, 2020.

Echo360 Basics, UNMC CAHP Faculty Development, October 30th, 2019.

Redesigning Courses and Determining Effectiveness Through Research, Innovation in Pedagogy & Technology Symposium, May 7, 2019.

UNMC E-Learning Module Showcase: E-Learning Module Assessment, University of Nebraska Medical Center for E-Learning, April 16, 2019.

UNMC E-Learning Module Showcase: Interpreting Blood Culture Panels E-Learning Module, University of Nebraska Medical Center for E-Learning, April 10, 2018.

What is the Future of the Microbiology Practitioner? We need YOUR input!. Nebraska Laboratory Spring Meeting, April 6, 2018.

Microbiology Result Reporting and the Provider: The Impact on Prescribing Habits. Nebraska Laboratory Spring Meeting, April 25, 2017.

Grants and Projects
Evaluation of Stratified Antibiograms for Use in Laboratory and Antimicrobial Stewardship.
  Nebraska Medicine Department of Pathology/Microbiology and Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
  IRB # 085-20-EP, February 11, 2020 – February 11, 2022
  Principal Investigator: Linsey Donner
  Secondary Investigator: Walter Campbell, Trevor VanSchooneveld, Elizabeth Lyden

Understanding antimicrobial resistance patterns using EHR and laboratory data to support clinical decision support systems.
   Nebraska Medicine Department of Pathology/Microbiology and Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
   IRB # 085-20-EP, February 11, 2020 – February 11, 2022
   Principal Investigator: Walter Campbell
   Secondary Investigator: Linsey Donner, Trevor VanSchooneveld, James Campbell, Jocelyn   Daubendiek, Carol Geary, Erica Jo Stohs

Echo360 Champion Grant: Evaluating the Effect of Instructional Strategies on Student Perceptions and Academic Performance in MLS 420 Clinical Immunology, Serology, and Molecular Diagnostics.
   Echo360
   May 8, 2019 – December 31, 2022
   $3,000
   Co-Principal Investigator: Linsey Donner, Marnie Imhoff

Kelly Grant: Improving Student Access to MLS 310, Introduction to Pathogenic Microorganisms in Infectious Disease, by Creating a Fully Online Course.
   University of Nebraska Kelly Grant
   February 26, 2018 – June 30, 2022
   $76,356
   Co-Principal Investigator: Linsey Donner, Marnie Imhoff

E-Learning Project Award
   University of Nebraska Medical Center E-Learning
   November 13, 2017 – April 30, 2018
   $1,000
   Principal Investigator: Linsey Donner

One Health: A Systems Approach Linking Human and Livestock Antibiotic Resistance at the Watershed.
   University of Nebraska System Science Collaboration Initiative Seed Grant
   June 9, 2017 – December 21, 2021
   $149,511.32
   Principal Investigator: Shannon Bartelt-Hunt, PhD
   Co-Principal Investigator: Linsey Donner, Shannon Bartelt-Hunt, Xu Li, Wayne Matthews, Daniel Snow, Ellie Rogan

Antibiotic Resistance in the Elkhorn River: a Baseline Evaluation Prior to the Operation of a Large Commercial Chicken Plant in the Upstream Runoff Area.
   College of Allied Health Professions Pilot Research Grant Program
   April 1, 2017 – April 1, 2018
   $9,436.00
   Co-Principal Investigator: Linsey Donner, Wayne Matthews

Impact of Rapid Pathogen Identification in Hospitalized Patients.
   Nebraska Medicine Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
   IRB # 126-14-EP, May 30, 2014 - Present
   Principal Investigator: Trevor VanSchooneveld, MD
   Secondary Investigator: Walter Campbell, Linsey Donner, Paul Fey, Matthew Malonska, Kiri Rolek, Mark Rupp

Provider Antimicrobial Prescribing Patterns and Blood Culture Pathogen Identification Interpretation.
   Nebraska Medicine Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
   IRB # 150-15-EX, April 8, 2015 – July, 2017
   Principal Investigator: Linsey Donner
   Secondary Investigator: Trevor VanSchooneveld, MD, Walter Campbell

An Evaluation of Interactive Learning and the Flipped Classroom in a Clinical Laboratory Science Student's Clinical Microbiology Course for the Parasitology Session.
  UNMC Clinical Laboratory Science Program, School of Allied Health
  July 2013 – August 2013
  Principal Investigator:  Linsey Donner
  Co-investigators:  Marnie Imoff and Michele Jurgensmeier

Establishment of a Local Fungal Antibiogram for the Evaluation and Development of a Policy for Treatment of Yeast Infections at The Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
  UNMC College of Public Health, The Nebraska Medical Center, The Nebraska Public Health Laboratory
  August 2011 – December 2011
  Principal Investigator:  Linsey Donner
  Co-investigators:  Dr. Trevor Vanschooneveld and Dr. Pete Iwen

Service
Consultant: American Proficiency Institute Review Committee, American Society of Clinical Pathology
Consultant: Microbe Library, Visual Resources Editorial Committee, American Society for Microbiology
Board Member: Medical Laboratory Science Alumni Association, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Faculty Volunteer: SHARING Clinics, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
Member: American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
Member: American Society for Clinical Pathology
Member: American Society of Microbiology

Honors and Awards
Shirley Noble Award, American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science-Nebraska, April 6, 2018.
Filter Award, American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science-Nebraska, April 10, 2015.
Omicron Sigma Award, American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science-Nebraska, April 10, 2015.
Omicron Sigma Award, American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science-Nebraska, April 11, 2014.
Omicron Sigma Award, American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science-Nebraska, April 20, 2012
Omicron Sigma Award, American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science-Nebraska, April 13, 2011
Early Career Faculty Travel Award, American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE), April 14, 2010
Omicron Sigma Award, Nebraska Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, April 9, 2010
Omicron Sigma Award, Nebraska Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, April 29, 2009