Congratulations to Laura Bilek, PT, PhD, on the funding of her $3.2 million grant in collaboration with the College of Nursing. The research will focus on the prevention of osteoporosis in post-menopausal women. Read more>>
Katherine Jones, PT, PhD, and Dawn Venema, PT, PhD received a 2014 Innovation Award for licensing a webinar produced for the CAPTURE Falls project: “Best Practices in Safe Transfers and Mobility to Decrease Fall Risk.” They were recognized at the UNeMed Innovation Award Ceremony last week.
CAPTURE Falls stands for Collaboration And Proactive Teamwork Used to Reduce Falls. The safe transfers and mobility webinar is one of a series of educational webinars created to support fall risk reduction teams as they implement and sustain evidence-based changes in the structure and process of their fall risk reduction program.
Congratulations, Drs. Jones and Venema!
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.