Ricki Otten, MT(ASCP)SC

Instructor and Coordinator Chemistry/Urinalysis

Division of Medical Laboratory Science
984010 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4010
402-559-7622
Email

Academic Appointments:
Division of Medical Laboratory Science, College of Allied Health Professions, COM, UNMC

Degrees/Certifications
BS Medical Technology – University of Nebraska Medical Center

Medical Technologist Certification, Board of Registry, American Society for Clinical Pathology
Specialist Certification in Chemistry, Board of Registry, American Society for Clinical Pathology

MT(ASCP)SC

Honors and Awards
Award of Excellence, American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science-NE chapter (2014)
Teacher of the Year Award, UNMC College of Allied Health Professions (2008)
Alvin E. Earle Excellence in Teaching Award, UNMC, Certificate of Appreciation (2006)
University-Wide Departmental Teaching Award, University of Nebraska (2001)
Teacher of the Year Award, UNMC College of Allied Health Professions (1999)
Clinical Instructor of the Year Award, UNMC Division of Medical Technology (1999)
Outstanding Service Award, UNMC Division of Medical Technology (1989)

Scholarly Activity
Research interests include:
Interprofessional Education

Articles published/accepted in scholarly journals:
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Published Computer-based Educational Materials

Abstracts and Scientific Meeting Presentations
Abstracts:

An Interprofessional Guide to Laboratory Testing for Student-Run Free Clinics: Reference Guide for Diabetes Patient Care, Krystal Davis, Amanda Stastny, Ulrike Otten (faculty advisor), Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference, Nashville, Tennessee,  March, 31, 2014

An Interprofessional Guide to Laboratory Testing for Student-Run Free Clinics: Reference Guide to Sexually Transmitted Infection Diagnostics and Monitoring, Megan Gunderson, Natalie Harmon, Ulrike Otten (faculty advisor), Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, Feb. 2015

Maximizing the Interdisciplinary Role of the Laboratory in a Student-Run Free Clinic, Jacqueline Clark, Molly Finn, Ulrike Otten (faculty advisor), Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, Jan. 2016.

Laboratory Efforts to Educate Patients and Providers on Proper Glucometer Use and Maintenance, Loany Fajardo, Andrew Rogers, Ulrike Otten (faculty advisor), Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference, Anaheim, CA, Feb. 2017

Utilization of Clinical Laboratory Science in treatment provided by SHARING Clinics, Ashley Collins, Austin Rupp, Ulrike Otten (faculty advisor), Society of Student Run Free Clinics Conference, Long Beach, CA, Feb. 4-5, 2012

Benefits of Having an On-Site Laboratory at the SHARING Clinics, Kari Echtenkamp, Laura Espejel, Ulrike Otten (faculty advisor), Society of Student Run Free Clinics Conference, San Antonio, Texas, Jan 26, 2013

Improving Patient Care by Adding Clinical Laboratory Science Students to the Process, Ulrike Otten, SHARING the Vision (faculty) conference, Omaha, NE, April 19-20, 2013

Presentations:
Improving Patient Care by Adding Clinical Laboratory Science Students to the Process, Ulrike Otten, SHARING the Vision (faculty) conference, Omaha, NE, April 19-20, 2013

Teaching Activities
Major Focus: Clinical Chemistry Curriculum Development
Interprofessional Education

Service
Member, American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science-NE chapter

Member and MLS Program Representative: Sharing Faculty Advisory and Sharing Quality Assurance Committees

SHARING Clinics Faculty Advisory Committee: Chair 2013-2015; Vice Chair 2012-2013, Secretary 2011-2012

SHARING the Vision Conference for Faculty: Planning Committee Co-Chair and presenter 2012-2013