Congratulations to Corrine Hanson, PhD, RD, LMNT, and Glenda Woscyna, MS, RD, LMNT, on the publication of their article, “Demographics and Nutrition-Related Patient Care Encounters: A Survey of Physician Assistants in Nebraska.” It appears as the lead article in the Journal of PA Education, 25(3), 2013.
Physician Assistant program director, Michael Huckabee, MPAS, PhD, PA-C, had this to say about the article:
“Their contribution to our PA literature brings focused attention to the on-going need for nutrition-related content in PA curricula in programs across the country so that our profession sufficiently meets the health care needs of our patients.”
Innovative teaching method earns prestigious grant for SAHP
by Kalani Simpson, UNMC public relations
September 27, 2013 UNMC Today
Traditionally, when cytology is taught, it’s done at the microscope.
That means there’s only room for a limited number of heads. One instructor and six students gather round, for example, at a seven-head ‘scope, and the teacher explains what they’re looking at. It’s intimate, and an excellent teacher-student ratio. But you can see the limitations. Read full article…
Ka-Chun (Joseph) Siu, PhD, assistant professor in physical therapy education, will be honored at the 2013 Innovation Awards for his team’s invention: a portable camera-based simulator for skill acquisition.
Congratulations, Dr. Siu!
Amber Donnelly, PhD, MPH, SCT(ASCP), was selected to receive the American Society of Cytopathology Foundation’s Investigator Grant.
The Award consists of a two-year, $50,000 grant with quarterly payments beginning January 2014. Applications were reviewed by a panel selected by the ASC Foundation Board.
The grant winner will be announced during the ASC Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando.
Congratulations, Dr. Donnelly!
The scholarly work of Betsy Becker, PT, CLT-LANA, Katherine Jones, PT, PhD, and Pat Hageman, PT, PhD, was presented at, “What a Difference an X Makes: The State of Women’s Health Research,” the fourth annual conference of the Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) held at the Pew Trust Conference Center in Washington, DC, July 18-19, 2013. The conference featured researchers, clinicians, and health experts discussing the study of sex differences on the development of chronic diseases with the goal to improve the health and lives of women.
The faculty presented two studies related to community-based interventions for physical activity and exercise; one study focused on women with cancer, and the other focused on overweight and obese rural women.
Betsy Becker with PT posters
Laura Bilek, Ph.D., associate professor of physical therapy education, has been named assistant dean for research development in the School of Allied Health Professions. She assumes her new role July 1. Read full article in UNMC Today…
M. Patricia (Pat) Leuschen, Ph.D., assistant dean for research development in the School of Allied Health Professions, is retiring at the end of June after more than 35 years on the faculty at UNMC… read the full article.
The retirement tea for Dr. Leuschen is tomorrow (Thursday, June 27, 2013) in the PDRs from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Join us to say thank you and farewell.