SAHP faculty and staff, don’t forget to log your time on the walking workstation this month for a chance to win fabulous prizes! The treadmill/computer combo is waiting for you in BTH 3011 with a “Miles in May” log-in sheet on the counter. Schedule your time with Nicki or Tammy O. and catch up on those emails while you stroll.
Yesterday, May 14, 2013, Patricia Hageman, PT, PhD, was honored with the Karen Linder Distinguished Professorship for Women’s Health. Pat Leuschen, PhD, assistant dean for research development, had this to say:
What distinguishes Pat Hageman’s research role in the School and particularly in Women’s Health? It is probably her commitment to promoting health through physical activity and fitness, particularly for rural women.
Pat Hageman, PT, PhD, was recently named to an elite group as one of UNMC’s Distinguished Scientists for 2012. The award highlights Dr. Hageman’s interdisciplinary work to improve rural women’s health and wellness. As a collaborator with faculty in the College of Nursing, led by Dr. Carol Pullen, Dr. Hageman’s research focuses on evaluating whether a web-based intervention influences behavioral changes associated with healthier eating and increased activity in rural women during midlife and older.
Dr. Hageman, who is a professor in physical therapy education and its former Chair, is the first faculty member in the School of Allied Health Professions to receive this prestigious award and rightfully is a perfect candidate for the Karen Linder Distinguished Professorship for Women’s Health. She considers her most satisfying work the recent study of distance delivery technologies to successfully influence behavioral change for healthy eating and activity in midlife and older rural women. Nearly 50% of the women in the study who were pre-hypertensive were able to reduce their blood pressure to the normal range after one year.
In a recent interview, Pat remarked, “It is not realistic to solve the world’s problems in one project; finding answers to a larger question occurs one step (or project) at a time.” The Linder Professorship will allow Dr. Hageman and SAHP to carry on meaningful research to improve women’s health here in Nebraska and beyond.
Congratulations, Dr. Hageman!
Again, congratulations to Pat Hageman, PT, PhD, first in allied health to receive the prestigious UNMC Distinguished Scientist Award.
A ceremony to honor UNMC Distinguished Scientists will take place this afternoon. Among those being recognized is Patricia Hageman, PT, PhD, faculty member in our physical therapy education program. Dr. Hageman is the first ever recipient from the School of Allied Health Professions.
The Distinguished Scientist award — which is sponsored by the chancellor — recognizes researchers who have been among the most productive scientists in the country during the past five years.
Congratulations to Dr. Hageman on this significant achievement!
In case you missed it, our own Pat Hageman was honored as a Distinguished Scientist! Read about her in UNMC Today, today.