School of Allied Health Professions

SAHP to Lead Both Student and Faculty Senates

Andrew Shaw, BS, CSCS

For the first time, representatives from the School of Allied Health Professions will lead both the student senate and the faculty senate. Second-year physical therapy student, Andrew Shaw, BS, CSCS, was elected President of the Student Senate and will also serve as UNMC Student Regent. His term will be from April, 2015 till April, 2016. Andrew is primarily interested in pursuing orthopedic and sports physical therapy after graduation. Originally from Lincoln, he received a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, Exercise and Health Science from UNL…. Continue Reading

Preventing Patient Falls — a Team Effort

Katherine Jones

Nineteen hospitals across Nebraska are implementing an evidence-based approach to keeping patients upright and reducing injuries from preventable falls. Watch this video of Katherine Jones, PT, PhD, associate professor in physical therapy education, and Carol Kampschneider, RN, MSN, V.P. of Clinical and Regulatory Services at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point, NE, being interviewed by Suzanna Hoppszallern, Senior Editor of Hospitals and Health Networks Magazine about their work on the CAPTURE Falls project. The interview was conducted at the Rural Health Leadership Conference in… Continue Reading

2014 PA grads have 100% pass rate!

Michael J. Huckabee, PhD, MPAS, PA-C

Our physician assistant (PA) program graduates from the Class of 2014, graduating this past December, all passed the PA National Certifying Exam (PANCE) on their first attempts. Michael Huckabee, PhD, MPAS, PA-C, director of  the PA program, reported that this is the first time since 2010 that they’ve regained the 100% pass rate for first-time takers (compared to a 95% national first-time taker pass rate for 2014). The UNMC PA five-year pass rate for first attempts is 98%, compared to the 94% national five-year average…. Continue Reading