Can you go without your phone for 10 minutes to provide clean water to those in need?

Here’s a link to the UNICEF “Tap Project,” which challenges us to go without our phones for at least 10 minutes in order to help provide clean water to those in need. The record time in Nebraska is 156:10:03!

On your computer: http://tap.unicefusa.org/

On your phone: http://uniceftapproject.org

Thank you to Troy Goetsch, Physical Therapy, Class of 2015, for the links and information!

PT graduate receives research award

photo of Siu, Roth, and Venema

Joseph Siu, PhD, Shannon Roth, PT, DPT, and Dawn Venema, PT PhD

Shannon Roth, PT, DPT, a 2013 graduate from our physical therapy program, received the Student Award for Research from the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy, a specialty section of the American Physical Therapy Association. The award recognizes outstanding research-related activity completed by entry-level physical therapy students.
Dawn Venema, PT, PhD, and Joseph Siu, PhD, nominated Ms. Roth based on her work with them on their project, “The Effects of Dual-Task Training in Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment.” Shannon’s contribution to the project was funded by a COM Summer Research Scholarship between her DPT1 and DPT2 years. She presented a research poster of their work at the Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum and the SAHP Forum on Evidence-Based Medicine.

Congratulations, Shannon!

Relay for Life – SAHP Team

The School of Allied Health’s Student Ambassadors are organizing a team for the UNO Relay for Life on April 11, 2014. The Relay for life event offers you an opportunity to honor cancer survivors, raise awareness, and raise money to help put an end to cancer. Anyone who is interested in representing the students of UNMC is encouraged to sign up! Registering is easy, simply go to relayforlife.org and search the team name “UNMC School of Allied Health.” If you have any questions feel free to contact Dan Gunderson, student.