Featured Speakers

Kelly Gering
Monday, October 14, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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Kelly believes in the power of difference and the opportunity to find common ground. Founder of Shared Story, a private practice conflict resolution firm in Omaha, Kelly mediates, facilitates, coaches and trains families, corporations, schools, hospitals, and faith-based groups how to have difficult conversations that matter. Serving as a member of the State of Nebraska’s Office of Dispute Resolution private list of high-conflict family mediators, Kelly understands that sharing one’s story, hearing another’s and choosing to craft a shared story brings possibility, creativity and meaningful change. As special faculty in Creighton University’s Negotiation and Conflict Resolution graduate program, Kelly teaches her students theory, strategies, and tools that move defensive positions toward collaborative opportunity. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Lake Forest College, and a master’s degree in Conflict Resolution from Antioch University McGregor.

Dr. Jorge Zuniga Dr. Jorge Zuniga
Tuesday, October 15, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Luncheon Speaker

Dr. Jorge Zuniga will relate the story of the creation and deployment of the Cyborg Beast, a 3-D printed, upper extremity prosthesis that has made artificial hands affordable and more useful for children around the world.  The Cyborg Beast was named one of the best inventions of 2014 by MSN.com. Dr. Zuniga earned his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  He currently works at the University of Nebraska at Omaha where he holds the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomechanics.  Dr. Zungia's team at UNO continues to refine the Cyborg Beast and develop other, low-cost, 3-D printed prostheses, orthotics and assistive devices for children.

Lisa Traditi
Tuesday, October 15, 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
MLA Update

Lisa Traditi, Associate Professor and Deputy Director, was a hospital librarian for 9 years in the Denver metro area before joining the faculty of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Library in 1996.  Lisa is President-elect Medical Library Association, a two-times past chair of the Midcontinental Chapter of MLA, and an advisory board member for the University of Denver School of Library and Information Science.  Lisa received her Master’s in Library Science from the University of Arizona and is a Distinguished member of the Medical Library Association's Academy of Health Information Professionals. 

In addition, Lisa is:

  • The local coordinator for Supporting Clinical Care: An Institute in Evidence-Based Practice for Medical Librarians;
  • A chapter contributor for Evidence-Based Practice: An Implementation guide for healthcare organizations, published in 2011; the MLA Guide to Managing Health Care Libraries, published in 2011; and Nursing Research Secrets, published in 2003; and
  • A recipient of the CCML Marla Graber Award and the MCMLA Bernice Hetzner Award.
  • An avid camper, spending almost every weekend from May through September somewhere in the mountains of Colorado with her handsome dog, Amos, and even more handsome husband, Frank. 


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