Lookin' at U: Kyle Meyer, Ph.D.

February 01, 2018

Image with caption: Kyle Meyer, Ph.D., dean of the College of Allied Health Professions

Kyle Meyer, Ph.D., dean of the College of Allied Health Professions

Each Thursday, we feature a medical center employee. Today, we meet:

  • Name: Kyle P. Meyer, Ph.D.
  • Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
  • No. of years at UNMC: Almost 27 (My start date was April 1, 1991 -- that should explain a lot!)

Tell us a bit about what you do here at UNMC.
I serve as the dean of the College of Allied Health Professions (CAHP). In this role as chief administrative officer, I am responsible for advancing the programs of the CAHP, and ensuring the CAHP fulfills its role in meeting the mission and strategic goals of UNMC and the university.

Innovation is one of UNMC's brand values. Tell us of a time you witnessed a person or group demonstrating innovation at UNMC.
Every day! Innovation results from creative problem solving and the courage to take appropriate risks. It is not only a value; it is the lifeblood of the organization. Consequently, if there's growth and advancement, there's innovation. In ways big and small, UNMC is a remarkably innovative organization.

What is your favorite winter activity?
Watching and attending basketball -- elementary through college. I have grandchildren that play, my wife and I are Creighton men's basketball season ticket holders, and I also like to follow Duke and Kansas.

List three things people may not know about you.

  • My wife and I have four sons and nine grandchildren (with the 10th expected this summer).
  • I began my career as a physical therapist in 1979 at Meyer Children's Rehabilitation Institute (now the Munroe-Meyer Institute).
  • I am an avid, albeit fair weather, bicyclist.

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John A Benson, Jr, MD
February 01, 2018 at 3:49 PM

Kyle, you're much to young to be a grandfather! We're enjoying Dana Altman's success at the UOregon. We wish OHSU had a CAHP too; we have the clinical expertise but not the organization you and your colleagues brought to UNMC. Best, John Benson