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!
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.
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.
With permission from your supervisor, you can wear denim from January 27-February 21, 2014. Bring $1 for each day you want to wear jeans to Fran Higgins in BTH 3013M and get a sticker to wear to show your participation and support for the Meyer Foundation for Disabilities. Or, you can just donate to the cause!
Proceeds support recreational therapy programs for adults with disabilities at the Munroe Meyer Institute (MMI). Hundreds of families benefit from the services each year.
Cash or checks made out to Meyer Foundation for Disabilities will be accepted.
Consider registering for the Walk and Roll event at the Oak View Mall on March 2, 2014 at 10:30 AM by the upper-level food court. On-site registration is accepted. If you want an event T-shirt, you must register by February 12.
Senior Associate Dean Kyle Meyer, PhD, and his wife Deb Meyer.
By all accounts, it was a great time. The School of Allied Health Professions hosted a holiday party for faculty and staff at 1316 Jones Street on Friday, January 17, 2014, and despite the cold weather we had a good turnout. The venue was nice, the food was super, and the attendees looked smashing! See for yourself…
This slideshow highlights most of the folks who made it. If you’re in one of the photos and would like a high res copy, just ask Fran.
I’ve had a few requests for the slideshow I made for the SAHP holiday party, so here you go. These are photos I’d taken of our faculty and staff throughout 2013 at various events. If you’re in the school, you’re bound to be in there. The music isn’t included, as I used a playlist I made on Spotify, but you could always look me up Spotify (Fran Higgins) and listen to the HolidayParty playlist while you watch. Enjoy!
Our director of Finance and Administration, Pat O’Neil, graduated from UNO on December 21, 2014 with her master’s degree in public administration. She took advantage of the tuition remission program offered by UNMC.
“The three-and-half years it took flew by,” Pat said, ”and the best part was interacting with my amazingly diverse classmates.”
Congratulations on your achievement, Pat!
Pictured with family: Troy Snow, Cody O’Neil, Kevin O’Neil, Pat O’Neil, Kelly O’Neil and Nikki Chappleau