School of Allied Health Professions

Newest face in the SAHP

IMG_6216Melissa Meisinger, MA, recently joined the SAHP as a Research Training Exercise Coordinator working with Dr. Laura Bilek on her NIH funded grant. Melissa received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from UNO in exercise science.

In her spare time, she likes spending time with her nieces and nephew, as well as Braxton, her 5-year-old Shih Tzu. “I also enjoy running and watching football on the weekends,” she said.

Welcome to the School, Melissa!

Jones, Venema, and Skinner publish in Journal of Rural Health

Congratulations to Katherine Jones, PT, PhD, Dawn Venema, PT, PhD, and Anne Skinner, BS, RHIA, who recently published in the Journal of Rural Health. This paper reflects work that led to their grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for the CAPTURE Falls project.

Jones KJ, Venema DM, Nailon R, Skinner AM, High R, Kennel V. Shifting the paradigm: An assessment of the quality of fall risk reduction in Nebraska hospitals. J of Rural Health. First published online Sept. 2, 2014; DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12088.

Matt Fitzgerald joins the SAHP as Administrative Research Coordinator

Matt Fitzgerald
Matt Fitzgerald

Matt Fitzgerald, BA, has taken over as Administrative Research Coordinator in the School. Matt received his bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2001 from the University of Northern Iowa and worked at the University of Iowa for over ten years doing research in molecular oncology and radiation biology. He joined UNMC in the Department of Surgery in 2012 as a research coordinator, and now we’re happy to welcome him to the Allied Health family.

Matt moved to Omaha with his wife, Melissa, who is an assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He loves fishing, kayaking and birding.

Glad to have you, Matt!