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.
The annual School of Allied Health Professions (SAHP) Awards Ceremony will be held in MSC 3001 at 1:05 PM on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. The recipients to be honored this year are:
Corrine Hanson, PhD, RD, LMNT, Excellence in Research
Patty Scholting, MPAS, PA-C, Excellence in Teaching
Linda Fell, MS, MLS(ASCP)CMSHCM, Outstanding Service
After the awards ceremony, posters from SAHP students and faculty will be on display at the 2013 Forum on Evidence-Based Medicine from 2:00-3:30PM in the Truhlsen Event Center. More information and the complete book of abstracts will be available online.
As part of the recent 38th Annual Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants Spring CME Conference held in Kearney, PA Program faculty were instructors in the Rural Emergency Skills Workshops along with other UNMC faculty. Tami Ritsema, PA-C, Dr. Mike Wadman, Dr. Wes Zeger, Carol Lomneth, PhD., Sarah Keim, PhD., Stephane VanderMeulen, PA-C, and Darwin Brown, PA-C were the instructors and coordinators for the workshops. Skills covered included placement of chest tubes, difficult airways, and lumbar punctures. The workshop utilized lightly embalmed cadavers to provide participants with hands-on experience in performing these skill sets. Video news story
William Nicholas Dolphens was born to PA faculty member, Tami Dolphens on April 6, 2013. William was 7 pounds, 14oz and 20.5″ long. Mother and baby are doing well.
Congratulations to the Dolphens family!
During last week’s Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants (NAPA) Annual CME Conference in Kearney, five UNMC PA students each received $1,000 scholarships. Awards were given to Ashley Miller, Megan Moser, Bridget Reilly, Morgan Walgren, and the coveted NAPA Scholar award went to Elizabeth Benissan-Messan. The NAPA Scholar receives a plaque in addition to the scholarship as the candidate demonstrating the highest level of excellence both professionally and academically.
The photo shows John Ries, PA-C, far left and Darwin Brown, MPH, PA-C, far right, both members of the NAPA Grants and Scholarships Committee. UNMC PA student scholarship awardees In front from left are Reilly, Benissan-Messan, Walgren and Moser. In the back row on left is Miller. Ten scholarships were awarded, the other five to PA students from Union College shown in the photo.
Most of our UNMC PA students attended part or all of the NAPA conference, assisting with conference responsibilities, introducing lecturers, and conducting fund-raising activities to support student travel to the National PA Conference in Washington, DC.