Researchers, Dawn Venema, PT, PhD, and Joseph Siu, PhD, are studying the link between walking and talking simultaneously and how it can help battle dementia.
The Radiation Science Technology Education (RSTE) students, faculty, family, and alumni all helped decorate the Ronald McDonald House for Christmas on Thursday evening, December 5th.
Associate Director of RSTE, James Temme, served chili to all the participants. Cookies and cupcakes were contributed by the RSTE Alumni.
At 14,497 ft (4418,69 m), Mt Whitney in California is the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States. Piece of cake for Robert Mason, physical therapy class of 2015, who grew up mountaineering in Washington state.
Robert summited on August 2, 2013 as a youth leader for a Boy Scouts of America trip along with some family. His brother-in-law, Tyler Henderson, took the accompanying photo. When climbing, Robert always carries a “flag” to represent where he is at that time in his life, so his wife made this laminated UNMC icon for the occasion.
Besides, hiking and climbing, Robert spent time helping with blisters, sore feet, swollen knees, and tight backs. “It was fun,” he said. “Next summer I hope to be on Mt Rainer.”
“I think more people would enjoy the outdoors if they knew how to go out there without injuring themselves and being prepared. I am excited that I can help teach people that as a physical therapist in the future.”
We’re excited, too, Robert, and looking forward to your pics next summer!
On November 21, 2013, the Radiation Science Technology Education (RSTE) students, with support from the RSTE Alumni, delivered coats, hats, and gloves to the Miller Park Elementary School. Each year, the students collect new and gently used winter coats, caps, gloves, and monetary donations for the purchase of stocking caps and gloves for the children.
The RSTE students and faculty personally handed out caps and gloves to 27 pre-K students, then stayed to read to the children and munch on apples.
Clinical Laboratory Science students Krystal Davis and Amanda Stastny, along with faculty advisor, Ricki Otten, MT(ASCP)SC, will be in Nashville, TN on Saturday, February 1, 2014. They will present their poster, “An Interprofessional Guide to Laboratory Testing for Student-Run Free Clinics,” at the Society of Student-run Free Clinics’ national conference. This annual conference is a platform for students of all healthcare professions involved in student run free clinics to present their clinic models and best practice, providing the opportunity to learn from each other and improve patient care.
A couple of articles of note from UNMC Today, in case you missed them, and a bit of horn-tooting (self-promotion, which I can’t help because I run the blog):
Fran Higgins has two poems in an anthology just published by The Backwaters Press, The Untidy Season: An Anthology of Nebraska Women Poets :)