Austin Helmink, MD



Residency Training      University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine.

                                          Omaha, NE (July 2021 –Present)

                                          Department of Pathology and Microbiology,

                                          Anatomic and Clinical Pathology


Medical Education        University of Nebraska Medical Center (8/2017-5/2021)

                                          M.D. May/2021


Undergraduate             University of Nebraska – Lincoln, NE (8/2013-5/2017)

                                           Bachelor of Science – Biological Systems Engineering




UNMC Regent Scholarship 2017-2019 (Top 6 students by class rank that are Nebraska residents) UNMC Tuition Scholarship (Top 12 students by class rank overall)

Clerkship Honors: Surgery, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN

Bachelor's of Science in Biological Systems Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, with Honors



12/2018 - 12/2018

UNMC, Fostering the Future, Omaha, NE, United States of America Blanket drive event organizer and participant. Helped with organizing and then participating in a blanket drive for Fostering the Future. Fostering the Future is an interdisciplinary organization that helps empower children in the foster system to be advocates for their own health care and connect them with healthcare resources. The blanket drive involved organizing an event for the student body to come make tie blankets to then donate to various organizations across Omaha.


09/2018 - 11/2018

UNMC High School Alliance,  Omaha, NE, United States of America Student Volunteer, Dr. Talmon, UNMC Pathologist and Professor

Helped with set up, organization, teaching, and clean up for several meetings of UNMC High School Alliance, which is a health sciences enrichment program for high school students at UNMC. I helped with the basics of blood types and the process of blood typing lecture and laboratory activity. Other meetings included basics of blood pressure, suturing, and injections.



Ottemann, B.M., Helmink, A.J., Zhang, W., Mukadam, I., Woldstad, C., Hilaire, J.R., Liu, Y., McMillan, J.M., Edagwa, B.J., Mosley, R.L., Garrison, J.C., Kevadiya, B.D., Gendelman, H.E.. Bioimaging predictors of rilpivirine biodistribution and antiretroviral activities. Biomaterials. 2018, Dec; 185(185): 174-193.

Cited in PubMed; PMID: 30245386.



Helmink, A.J.. (2017). Characterizing Chitosan Modifications to Improve Nonviral Gene Delivery for DNA Vaccination Poster presented at: UNL Spring Research Fair; Lincoln, NE.



Reading: Lifetime reader/learner, fiction (Science fiction) and non-fiction (medicine, biology, sociology, finance, science/technology, audio/video tech); enjoy participating in book clubs/discussing books and films. Audio/video equipment, movies/music: I enjoy reading about and trying out different audio and video equipment (stereo amplifiers/preamps, A/V receivers, speakers, home theater tech and room design) as well as appreciate film and music as an art form. Home improvement, Running, finance.