UNMC for the record

May 07, 2021

Image with caption: Jodi Parrack

Jodi Parrack

Jodi Parrack named to academic affairs finance role

Jodi Parrack has been named the director of finance and administration for the UNMC Office of Academic Affairs.

Parrack started with UNMC Physicians in 2007 as an accountant and transferred to UNMC in 2008 when she became a financial analyst in the UNMC Department of Internal Medicine. Since 2015, she has been the administrator for rheumatology and gastroenterology. In this role, she supported a combined 47 faculty members including MDs, PhDs and PAs. She also supervised 19 full time and four hourly employees.

"Jodi has strong experience with different aspects of finance and budgeting, including managing research grants and fund accounting," said Dele Davies, MD, senior vice chancellor for academic affairs.

Parrack has a bachelor of science in accounting from Bellevue University and is working toward an MBA from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Dr. Davies thanked the members of the search committee, as well as Laura Bashus "for graciously stepping up to the plate to provide invaluable support to academic affairs during the past year."

College of Nursing announces writing awards

The UNMC College of Nursing recently announced the winners of its Creative Writing Awards.

Faculty members Mary Petersen and Mark Darby created the awards with a two-year UNMC Faculty Diversity Grant. The competition provides an outlet for nursing students to share their stories.

This year's theme is Nurses Encounter Diversity. Six students received $2,000 awards, eight received honorable mentions and a $400 award and submissions from nine students' pieces will also be printed a Creative Writing Awards publication soon.

Winners were selected from 61 entrants from all five nursing divisions and all degree programs. They wrote stories, poems and songs.

See the winners and read their stories.

A story written by Anne Lano, a student who will graduate this week from the family nurse practitioner program in the Kearney Division was published in American Journal of Nursing Blog.

Repairs begin May 10 for Clarkson Doctors North Parking Garage

On May 10, the Clarkson Doctors North Parking Garage will be closed for repairs until approximately Aug. 20.

Employees who park in the North Tower can park in lot 5 levels 3B and above, and on any level in lot 6 during construction.

Physicians who park in the North Tower can park in lot 01A, but must use photo ID for access. North Tower physicians also may park in lot 01C, lot 5 or Lot 6.

Questions? Contact Mic Tierney, facilities, at 402-718-4398 or Parking Services at 402-559-8580.


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Mariza Hoffman
May 07, 2021 at 11:58 AM

Congratulations Jodi!!!

Andrea Williams
May 07, 2021 at 11:24 AM

Congratulations, Jodi! We miss you and wish you the best in your New Role!

Robin Jaeckel
May 07, 2021 at 11:06 AM

Welcome to Academic Affairs Jodi.

May 07, 2021 at 10:17 AM

Welcome to Academic Affairs, Jodi! Looking forward to working with you.

Fran Higgins
May 07, 2021 at 9:50 AM

Congrats, Jodi!

James Grunkemeyer
May 07, 2021 at 9:13 AM

Congratulations Jodi!

Michelle Varney
May 07, 2021 at 9:10 AM

Congratulations Jodi!

Jen Bredehoft
May 07, 2021 at 9:10 AM

Congratulations, Jodi!

Lucie Case
May 07, 2021 at 8:01 AM

Congratulations, Jodi! And, even more relevant, congratulations Dr. Davies on this incredibly valuable addition to the Office of Academic Affairs!