Dr. Norman receives highest honor from NPTA

Joe Norman, PT, PhD, FAACVPR, CCS, has been selected to receive the 2014 Mary Ellen Sacksteder Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of Physical Therapyby the Nebraska Physical Therapy Association (NPTA). The award is based on multiple criteria and represents the highest honor bestowed by the NPTA.

Dr. Norman will be presented the award during the business luncheon at the NPTA Fall State Meeting in Lincoln on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

Nominees for this award must be persons who have engaged in the practice of physical therapy for at least ten years, five of which have been in the State of Nebraska, and must be members of the APTA and the Nebraska Chapter.

Each nominee must present substantial evidence of major contributions in at least five of ten areas of professional practice, service and other achievements.

Congratulations, Dr. Norman!

Joe and the giant cookie

Faculty presented Joe with a giant cookie for his accomplishments.

Dr. Katherine Jones’ CAPTURE Falls research in the news

Chadron Community Hospital CAPTUREs Falls
May 27, 2014 12:10 pm  • 

Chadron Community Hospital and Health Services (CCH&HS) has a tradition of working with staff and patients to provide the safest care possible. In an effort to further reduce inpatient fall risk, the hospital joined with 17 hospitals across Nebraska and researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) to increase focus on the problem of inpatient falls. The result has been that the Chadron hospital has not had an inpatient fall that resulted in injury for over a year. Read full article…

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Pictured (back row, from left) are Maddie Nitsch, OT, Bobby Griese, PT, Lucy Bartlett, RN, Victoria Kennel, Research Assistant; (front row) Amy Hindman, RN, ND, Katherine J. Jones, PT, PhD, Principle Investigator, Hailey Wang, Pharm D.

PT students up to APTA challenge

Each year, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) puts out a nationwide call to membership for PT students, and each year our UNMC students step up to the challenge. Once again, they achieved platinum status for 100% participation. Here’s the list of participating programs.

Students can qualify to win a variety of prizes and the program earns a certificate of accomplishment, an electronic web button, and will be featured prominently on a banner displayed at national conferences.

Congratulations, UNMC PT students!