School of Allied Health Professions

Joe Norman receives NPTA’s highest award

 Joe Norman with NPTA President Julie Peterson

Joe Norman with NPTA President Julie Peterson

On Saturday, October 11th, at the state business meeting luncheon in Lincoln, the Nebraska Physical Therapy Association (NPTA) honored members who continue to make outstanding and substantial contributions to the profession and association.

Joe Norman, PT, PhD, CCS, FAACVPR, program director in the UNMC Division of Physical Therapy Education, was the recipient of the Mary Ellen Sacksteder Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of Physical Therapy. This is the highest award given by the NPTA.

One of our graduates, Jessica Turner, PT, DPT, OCS, was also honored. She received the Physical Therapist Clinical Excellence Award.

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Newest face in the SAHP

IMG_6216Melissa Meisinger, MA, recently joined the SAHP as a Research Training Exercise Coordinator working with Dr. Laura Bilek on her NIH funded grant. Melissa received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from UNO in exercise science.

In her spare time, she likes spending time with her nieces and nephew, as well as Braxton, her 5-year-old Shih Tzu. “I also enjoy running and watching football on the weekends,” she said.

Welcome to the School, Melissa!