Annual SAHP Awards Ceremony and Forum on Evidence-Based Medicine

The annual School of Allied Health Professions Awards Ceremony took place on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

This alt=""year’s recipient of the SAHP Excellence in Research Award was Ka-Chun (Joseph) Siu, PhD, assistant professor, division of physical therapy education. This award recognizes significant research contributions and addition to the knowledge of the clinical, scientific, and/or educational community. Read more about Dr. Siu’s accomplishments…

alt=""Kathleen Volkman, PT, MS, NCS, assistant professor, division of physical therapy education, was honored for Excellence in Teaching. Nominees for this award must have a faculty appointment in the SAHP and demonstrate outstanding skills in directing learning, advising students, and facilitating effective interaction between faculty and students and between students. Read more about Ms. Volkman’s accomplishments…

alt=""Dennis Strauss, MD, was recognized for his Outstanding Service to the Allied Health Professions. Each year we recognize someone who has made extraordinary contributions in health care, education or service that result in the significant advancement of the School and the allied health professions. Read more about Dr. Strauss’ accomplishments…


Students gather to listen to Iman Ahmad, PhD, explain her poster at the SAHP Forum on Evidence-Based Medicine.

Each spring, in conjunction with the awards ceremony, the School of Allied Health Professions sponsors a Forum on Evidence-Based Medicine. The forum showcases faculty and student posters in three categories: educational exhibits, critical reviews, and research. This year, 85 students, 25 faculty, and two staff participated with 78 posters.

A book of the abstracts presented at the forum is available on the forum website:


SAHP News: Dr. Jones, RSTE faculty & students, perfusion week

alt=""Don’t want you to miss any of the great things going on in the SAHP!

Here are a couple of great SAHP stories from this morning’s UNMC Today:

Fall prevention the focus for Katherine Jones, Ph.D.

RSTE faculty, students nearly sweep state awards

In addition, it’s National Perfusion Appreciation Week, May 4-10, 2014. The profession was born 61 years ago, this week! Our perfusion program director, David Holt, started an annual celebration when he was President of AmSECT. If you look closely at one of the photos on the poster (I know it’s tiny), it’s one of our CPE students (Kristie Steffens) with her dad, Tom Steffens.

To all of the perfusionists in the world celebrating the anniversary of cardiopulmonary bypass, we are forever grateful for your hard work and commitment to excellence. On behalf of the thousands of patients you serve daily, thank you for all that you do.



RSTE students and faculty receive honors and awards at NSRT conference

Submitted by Tanya Custer, MS, R.T.(R)(T)
It was a busy weekend for RSTE students & faculty at the Nebraska Society of Radiologic Technology Annual Conference & the Chicago Area Radiation Therapy Annual Conference. Out of 16 awards, they brought home 14!


UNMC RSTE faculty and students at the 2014 NSRT conference

NSRT Results
Christian Gregg has served on the NSRT board for the past year as the nominations chairperson & was elected to serve for the upcoming year as vice president. James Temme served as the awards coordinator & provided a brief overview of the RT to DC happenings this year to the NSRT members. Tanya Custer served as the student bowl coordinator. The conference was, once again, very successful for the students and faculty. The following is a list of honors and awards received:

UNMC NSRT Student Board Representatives honored

  • Blair Dixon (RT)
  • Ashley Micek (RTT)
  • Sarah Liss (DMS)
  • McKenzie Stevens (CVIT)
  • Hannah Coffman – (MRI)

Award Winners at NSRT

Registered Technologist Scientific Essay Competition Winner

  • First Place – Tracy Sladek (CT) – “The Diagnostic Accuracy and Role of Computed Tomography Coronary Angiography in Diagnosing Coronary Artery Disease and Related Heart Conditions”

Registered Technologist /Full time student scientific essay competition winner

  • First Place – Heather Bell (MRI) - “High Definition Fiber Tractography”
  • Second Place – Makenzie Shank (CT) - “An Overview of Imaging Protocols in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Stroke”
  • Third Place – Karlyn Miller (MRI) - “Epilepsy Evaluation through Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging”

Student scientific essay competition winner

  • First Place – Emily Schlautman (RT) - “There’s an App for ThatTM #Radiology #MedicalApps”
  • Second Place – Justin Williams (RT) - “The Use of Interventional Radiology as a Means to Treat Atrial Fibrillation”
  • Third Place (Tie) - Connor Coffin – “Using Automated Breast Ultrasound Systems to Image and Detect Masses in Dense Breast Patients” and Blair Dixon – “Müllerian Duct Anomalies: Diagnosing Uterine Didelphys”

Registered Technologist scientific poster presentation

  • First Place – Lisa Bartenhagen and Tanya Custer -  “HPV Related Cancers”
  • Jim Temme & Stephanie Vas, third place - “ A Preliminary Study of Bacterial Cultures Obtained from MR Imaging Equipment”

Register Technologist/Full time student scientific poster presentation

  • First Place – Hannah Coffman (MRI) - “Alzheimer’s: Early Detection May Lead to Prevention”
  • Second Place – Allison Hukill (NMT) - “Radium-223 Dichloride: Advance State Prostate Cancer”
  • Third Place – Ahmed Naciri (NMT) - “Lymphoscintigraphy: Tc-99m Tilmanocept Vs. Tc-99m Sulfur Coloid”

Student scientific poster presentation

  • First Place – Brianna Jacobitz - “Echocardiography: Congenital Heart Defects in Children”
  • Second Place – Emily Schlautman - “There’s an App for ThatTM #Radiology #MedicalApps”

CART Results
Students attended the CART Student Registry review session on Saturday, April 26, and Dan Gunderson and Ashley Micek participated in the Quiz bowl on April 27.

The students made it to the quarterfinals where they lost to Northwestern University.

Lisa Bartenhagen presented on behalf of the ARRT Board of Trustees to registered radiation therapists on Continuing Education: Growth, success, value and you.