Linda Sykora

Linda Sykora, MSEd, MLS(ASCP)CMSHCM
Instructor and Hematology Coordinator

Division of Medical Laboratory Science
984010 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4010
402-559-7310
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Academic Appointments
Instructor and Hematology Coordinator, Division of Medical Laboratory Science, College of Allied Health Professions, College of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Degrees/Certifications
MS Education, University of Nebraska at Kearney
BS Medical Technology, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Medical Technologist Certification by the Board of Registry, American Society for Clinical Pathology, MT(ASCP)
Specialist Certification in Hematology by the Board of Registry, American Society for Clinical  Pathology, MT(ASCP)SH
Medical Laboratory Scientist Certification, ASCP Board of Certification, MLS

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Teacher Award, UNMC Clinical Laboratory Science Program (2004)
University-Wide Departmental Teaching Award, University of Nebraska (2001)
Teacher of the Year Award, UNMC College of Allied Health Professions (2000)
Distinguished Teaching Award, UNMC Faculty Senate (1991)
Outstanding Service and Excellence in Teaching Award, UNMC Division of Medical Technology (1991)
Teacher of the Year Award, UNMC School of Allied Health (1988)
Outstanding Teaching Achievement Award, UNMC Division of Medical Technology (1988)
Outstanding Teacher Award, UNMC Division of Medical Technology (1998, 1997, 1996, 1993, 1985, 1983, 1982)

Scholarly Activity
Primary interest is the incorporation of Virtual Microscopy into MLS education

Books/Chapters in Books/Peer-reviewed Published Computer-based Educational Materials
Chapters in Books:
Sykora L. and Keller K., 2009, SUCCESS! In Clinical Laboratory Science, 4th edition, Pearson Education, Hematology Chapter 2, pg. 229-372.
Sykora L. and Keller K., 2002, Review of Medical Technology/Clinical Laboratory Science, 3rd edition, Prentice Hall, Hematology Chapter 2 and Hemostasis Chapter 3, pg. 126-211. 

Published Computer-Based Educational Materials:      
Sykora, L., 2008, Nebraska Public Health Laboratory/University of Nebraska Medical Center CLS Refresher Course: Hematology, Canvas Modules: Hematopoiesis, Routine Tests, Erythrocyte Disorders, Leukocyte Disorders, Hemostasis. 
Sykora, L., 2008, Hematology Pre-service Curriculum – 5 Anemia Modules, American Society for Clinical Pathology for Rwanda  
Fell, L., and Sykora, L., 2007-2008, Hematology Pre-service Curriculum, American Society for Clinical Pathology for Tanzania

Teaching Activities
Course Coordinator and Primary Instructor
MLS 408 Introduction to Clinical Hematology
MLS 416 Clinical Hematology I
MLS 417 Clinical Hematology II
MLS 302 Introduction to Hematology

Team-taught courses
MLS 444 and MLS 445 Clinical Core Laboratory Practicum I and II
MLS 407 Clinical Laboratory Operations
MLS 430 and MLS 431 Clinical Laboratory Management I and II
MLS 412 Clinical Laboratory Science Theory, Application and Correlation
MLS 500 Application and Interpretation of Clinical Laboratory Data for Physician Assistant students

Service
Member, American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS)
Member, Nebraska Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS-NE)
Associate Member, American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)