University of Nebraska Medical Center

Sarah Sprinkle, MHPTT, CT(ASCP)CM

Education Coordinator


Sarah Sprinkle, MHPTT, CT(ASCP)CM
Sprinkle is an instructor with the Cytology Program in the College of Allied Health Professions (CAHP), University of Nebraska Medical Center. She received her bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2014. Her love of science and compassion for healthcare lead her to UNMC for a post-baccalaureate certificate in cytotechnology. Upon her cytology graduation in 2016, Sprinkle worked for four years as a cytotech for a local hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. After joining the cytology faculty in 2020, Sprinkle pursued a master’s from UNMC in health professions teaching and technology, graduating in 2022.

As a cytology student (2016), Sprinkle received the UNMC Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs - E-Learning Student Program Award for the creation of an e-module titled “Rapid On-Site Evaluation (ROSE). Her involvement with e-modules continued in 2020 when she again received the UNMC Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs - E-Learning Student Program Award as a faculty advisor for the creation of two more student-developed e-modules titled Companion Technologies: Molecular Diagnostics.

Sprinkle actively serves on the CAHP curriculum committee and CAHP alumni council. At a national level, she assists on the membership committee for the Digital Pathology Association (DPA). She has represented advancements in UNMC cytology education through publications and presentations locally and nationally.
  • Master of Health Professions Teaching and Technology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2022
  • Cytologist, USA, CT(ASCP), 2016 to present
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2016
  • BS, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 2014
Honors and Awards
  • 2020, UNMC Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, E-Learning Student Program Award
  • 2019, Keynote Speaker for UNMC Allied Health White Coat Ceremony
Research Interests
  • Interprofessional education (IPE): Interprofessional relationships amongst the healthcare team are essential to patient health. Cytotechnologists work with a multitude of health care professionals including radiologists, CT techs, respiratory therapists, and more.
  • Educational Technologies: The field of cytotechnology has expanded to include FNAs, molecular testing, and small biopsy grossing. Wherever the field navigates, our teaching and technology will follow to ensure our students receive a high-quality education.