James Temme, associate director of radiation science technology education in the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s School of Allied Health Professions (SAHP), has been appointed to an endowed faculty chair. Temme, a native of Petersburg, Neb., has been appointed to the Charles R. O’Malley Chair for Radiation Science Technology Education.
The endowed faculty chair — the first in the SAHP — was made possible through the generosity of the Charles R. O’Malley Charitable Lead Trust through the New York Community Trust. Trustees worked with the University of Nebraska Foundation to establish the chair.
“We are tremendously grateful to everyone who made the endowed chair a reality for the school,” said Kyle Meyer, Ph.D., associate dean of the SAHP. “This marks a transformational milestone for the school.”
Temme said being appointed to a chair is one of the highest honors a faculty member can receive.
“This generous gift will have a considerable impact on promoting the development of the radiation science technology education division,” he said. “The endowed chair enables faculty to explore innovative ways to improve education and bolster research in the radiation sciences.”
Graduates of the program assist radiologists and other health care professionals in diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy.
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