Austin Helmink, MD

07/2021-present Resident, Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology  University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
08/2017-05/2021 MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
08/2013-05/2017 BS, Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, NE
Honors and Awards   
2017-2019 UNMC Regent Scholarship (Top 6 students by class rank that are Nebraska students)
  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
Volunteer Experience  

UNMC, Fostering the Future, Omaha, NE. United States of America Blanket drive event organizer and participant. 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.


UNMC High School Alliance, Omaha, NE

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, BM, Helmink, AJ, Zhang, W, Mukadam, I, Woldstad, C, Hilaire, JR, Liu, Y, McMillan, JM, Edagwa, BJ, Mosley, RL, Garrison, JC, Kevadiya, BD, Gendelman, HE. Bioimaging predictors of rilpivirine biodistribution and antiretroviral activities. Biomaterials. 2018, Dec; 185(185): 174-193.

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

Career Interests
I am somewhat undecided, but at the moment I am interested in practicing primarily general surgical pathology, likely in a private practice setting with some clinical pathology duties thrown in. GI pathology is currently my favorite surgical sub specialty. 

Hobbies and Interests
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.