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.
Two of our graduates, Jessica Turner, PT, DPT, OCS, and Lisa Black, PT, DPT, were also honored for clinical excellence and education, respectively.
IN case you missed it, Tami Ritsema and Patty Scholting, assistant professors of physician assistant education, were recently featured in this UNMC Today article: Study explores efforts at patient education. Read about their study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention journal, Preventing Chronic Disease.
Melissa 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.