Lookin' at U - Denise Howard

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Denise Howard
Each Thursday, we randomly feature a medical center employee. This week, we learn more about Denise Howard, office associate in Health Services Research and Administration in the College of Public Health.

  • Name: Denise Howard
  • Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y.
  • No. of years at UNMC: Two and a half years

Tell us a bit about what you do here at UNMC.
I am the office associate in health services research and administration in the College of Public Health.

Being a leader is one of UNMC's brand values. Tell us of a time you witnessed a person or group act in a leadership capacity at UNMC.
Here in the College of Public Health, we have had a couple of strategic planning retreats. Our own John Adams, Ph.D., facilitated the retreat, which turned out to be a great success. It was wonderful to see everyone -- faculty, staff and students -- come together and brainstorm on ways to improve the College of Public Health experience.

What is your favorite activity during the holiday season?
I like to snowboard (when I'm in Denver), and I like to cook for the holidays.

List three things people may not know about you.

  • I lived in Denver for 10 years.
  • I was once the minister of music at my church.
  • I have eight grandkids.


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Sherry Martin
December 05, 2013 at 8:54 AM

I have had the opportunity to work with Denise and have found her to be very helpful. She has a great sense of humor and she smiles a lot. It's interesting to find out Denise was born in New York; I also was born there in West Point. Thanks for sharing.