School of Allied Health Professions

Kudos in PT Education: Majerus, Goetsch, and Venema

Congratulations to the following students and faculty in physical therapy education: Taylor Majerus, PT2, was chosen as one of two physical therapy students nationwide to receive a Federal Section Scholarship to attend the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting in Indianapolis in February. The APTA anticipates more than 10,000 physical therapy professionals to attend the meeting. Troy Goetsch, PT3, has been selected to receive an Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy Student Award for Geriatric Research 2015. Dawn Venema, PT, PhD, assistant professor in… Continue Reading

Study findings show lifestyle change lowers blood pressure

Rural Nebraska women, ages 40-69, with prehypertension (high normal blood pressure) were able to achieve reductions in blood pressure and attain normotensive blood pressure (< 120/80 mm Hg) following a distance delivered (web-based or print-mailed)  healthy eating and activity intervention, according to the recently published paper by Patricia Hageman, Carol Pullen, and colleagues in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. This paper describes the main effects of a six year NIH funded study conducted by the interprofessional team from the School of… Continue Reading

Kudos for Faculty: Honeycutt, Latshaw, and Michael

From Clinical Laboratory Science: Congratulations to Karen Honeycutt, MEd, MLS(ASCP)CMSMCM, and Sandra Latshaw, MA, MT(ASCP)SM, on the publication of their article, “Incorporating A Structured Writing Process into Existing CLS Curricula,” in Clinical Laboratory Science, 27(4), 194-203. Well done! From Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Kim Michael, MA, RT(R), RDMS, RVT, collaborated with Gib Willett, PT, PhD, on the abstract, “Ultrasound Imaging Assessment of the Manual Traction Induced Vacuum Phenomenon in the MCP Joints of a Lightly Embalmed Cadaver.” It was accepted by the American Institute of Ultrasound… Continue Reading