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.
Greg Karst, PT, PhD, assistant dean for SAHP academic and student affairs, has been accepted into the 2014-2015 cohort of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Education Leadership Institute (ELI) Fellowship.
Congratulations, Dr. Karst!
Journal of Extracorporeal Technology recently published, “Heparin Dose and Postoperative Bleeding in Patients Undergoing Cardiopulmonary Bypass,” coauthored by Mark W. Rosin, MPS, and David Holt, MA, CCT, program director in our clinical perfusion education program. They presented at the 33rd Annual Cardiothoracic Research and Education Foundation Symposium in San Diego, CA last year.
Katherine Jones, PT, PhD, will be honored this spring with the UNMC New Investigator Award. New Investigator Awards go to outstanding UNMC scientists who in the past two years have secured their first funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense or other national sources. New Investigators also had to demonstrate scholarly activity such as publishing their research and/or presenting their findings at national conventions.
Dr. Jones’ Patient Safety website
Linda Sykora, MSEd, MLS(ASCP)CMSHCM , instructor and hematology coordinator in our clinical laboratory science education program graduated in December with her Master’s Degree in Education.
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
Manju and Amber at work.
Amber Donnelly, PhD, MPH, SCT(ASCP), program director for the Cytotechnology program, and her team published an article, “Optimal z-axis scanning parameters for gynecologic cytology specimens,” in Journal of Pathology Informatics.
The use of virtual microscopy (VM) in clinical cytology has been limited due to the inability to focus through three dimensional (3D) cell clusters with a single focal plane (2D images). Limited information exists regarding the optimal scanning parameters for 3D scanning. The purpose of their study was to determine the optimal number of the focal plane levels and the optimal scanning interval to digitize gynecological (GYN) specimens prepared on SurePath™ glass slides while maintaining a manageable file size. Read the full article linked above for their findings.
Congratulations, Dr. Donnelly, et al!
The PT class of 2016 adopted an Omaha family (5 children and a mother) through the Salvation Army/Star 104.5 Adopt-a-Family radio-thon. They collected money, shopped for presents on the children’s wish lists, and bought them a gift certificate for groceries. They also wrapped and delivered the presents to the family.
Sarah Payich buying the gifts and sporting a UNMC tote bag, too!
All wrapped up!