The Board of Regents is pleased to present a KUDOS award to Amy Haberman, research nurse coordinator in the Clinical Research Center at UNMC.
Amy is honored today for her achievement in the coordination of the Mirasol Platelets in Plasma, or [my-plate] clinical research study. This national study is geared toward finding whether using specially-treated platelets could improve transfusion therapy and safety for patients who need platelets.
It is a mountainous task, which Amy tackles with a tireless work ethic and a granular attention to detail. But, it is her human warmth and empathy which has truly made a difference.
“The patients love her,” said Dr. Scott Koepsell, associate professor of pathology and microbiology.
“She is very compassionate,” said Amy’s supervisor, LuAnn Larson, who nominated her for this award. “And she helped patients understand how they would be helping us, and how they would help other patients.”
They credit Amy’s connection with these patients for Nebraska leading the nation in MiPlate study enrollees, making UNMC “pivotal to the study,” Larson said. She went above and beyond: “As we have gotten busier, it has required more and more of her off time to keep up with the daily demands of the study,” Larson said.
Amy, the university thanks you for your hard work, your crucial expertise and your caring spirit. Congratulations on this KUDOS award.
Amy’s guests today are her husband, Justin Haberman and Supervisor LuAnn Larson.