Three PT Students presented posters at the Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum

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Troy Goetsch, Megan Bradberry, and Zach Douglas

Troy Goetsch, Megan Bradberry, and Zach Douglas (PT2s) presented posters at the 45th Annual Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum that was held March 1, 2014 at Creighton. Well done!

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Megan Bradberry and Joseph Siu, PhD

Megan’s poster was titled, “Tai Chi as a Balance Intervention for Older Adults: Web-Based vs. Video-Based?”

 

 

 

 

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Zach Douglas and Katherine Jones, PT, PhD

Zach’s poster was titled, “Geographic Distribution of Specialized Stroke Rehabilitation Services in Nebraska.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Troy Goetsch

Troy’s poster was titled, “The Impact of Cognitive Level and Task Difficulty on Spatiotemporal Gait Measures During Dual Task Performance in Older Adults.”

Can you go without your phone for 10 minutes to provide clean water to those in need?

Here’s a link to the UNICEF “Tap Project,” which challenges us to go without our phones for at least 10 minutes in order to help provide clean water to those in need. The record time in Nebraska is 156:10:03!

On your computer: http://tap.unicefusa.org/

On your phone: http://uniceftapproject.org

Thank you to Troy Goetsch, Physical Therapy, Class of 2015, for the links and information!

PT graduate receives research award

photo of Siu, Roth, and Venema

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.

Congratulations, Shannon!