Student spotlight - Meet Derek Neihardt

September 20, 2013

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Derek Neihardt provided a "selfie" at the request of UNMC Today.
Education is one of the four pillars of UNMC's mission, and our students are the lifeblood of that aspect of campus life.

In UNMC Today's Student Spotlight, we get to know some of these students, who will become tomorrow's health care professionals. Today we meet Derek Neihardt, a first-year pharmacy student.

  • Name: Derek Neihardt
  • Hometown: Lincoln
  • Program/Year: Pharmacy, first year

List three songs on your playlist.

  • "Mountain Sound," by Of Monsters And Men
  • "Let It Be," by Blackmill
  • "Out Of My League," by Fitz and The Tantrums

What sparked your interest in pharmacy?
My family has a lot of nurses and other health care professionals, so I have always been interested in the medical field. The idea of being involved in a health care team that could improve people's lives was something I gravitated towards, and the powerful abilities of drugs and their proper use is something that I feel is a crucial step in the treatment process.

Your favorite study snack is:
Coffee or tea, and occasionally some Gummy Bears for those long study sessions!

Your favorite app is:
Spotify.

Three things people may not know about you:

  • I have played guitar for eight years now and enjoy playing and listening to all sorts of music.
  • My favorite shows are "Naruto" and "Fullmetal Alchemist."
  • I love all things soccer, and my favorite club is Tottenham Hotspur! Although most people who have met me probably already know that.

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