School of Allied Health Professions

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!

Dr. Katherine Jones’ CAPTURE Falls research in the news

Chadron Community Hospital CAPTUREs Falls
May 27, 2014 12:10 pm  • 

Chadron Community Hospital and Health Services (CCH&HS) has a tradition of working with staff and patients to provide the safest care possible. In an effort to further reduce inpatient fall risk, the hospital joined with 17 hospitals across Nebraska and researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) to increase focus on the problem of inpatient falls. The result has been that the Chadron hospital has not had an inpatient fall that resulted in injury for over a year. Read full article…

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Pictured (back row, from left) are Maddie Nitsch, OT, Bobby Griese, PT, Lucy Bartlett, RN, Victoria Kennel, Research Assistant; (front row) Amy Hindman, RN, ND, Katherine J. Jones, PT, PhD, Principle Investigator, Hailey Wang, Pharm D.