School of Allied Health Professions

Free Oct. 11 health, wellness event to feature new views on exercise, physiology

Features best-selling author and former investigative journalist David Epstein

The Nebraska Physiological Society invites the public to attend a free health event on Oct. 11 including a talk by best-selling author and former Sports Illustrated investigative journalist, David Epstein. The event will be held in the Durham Research Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Read more>>

PT division honors Dr. Willett at farewell

Dr. Joe Norman presents award to  Dr. Gib Willett
Dr. Joe Norman presents award to Dr. Gib Willett

Gilbert (Gib) Willett, PT, PhD, OCS, CSCS, likes to golf. So when he recently left the division of physical therapy to pursue other opportunities on campus, they gathered to wish him well and send him off with some new clubs.

They also honored him with a plaque, which read, “Division of Physical Therapy Education Appreciation Award presented to Dr. Gib Willett for contributions in teaching and service to the Division and to the students we serve.  1990-2014.”

Dr. Willett began his career as an instructor in the division in 1990 and went on to become professor, administrator, researcher, clinician, and distinguished alumni.

Fun photos from the farewell fete are in this album on Flickr.

Kerissa Hanson joins the School staff in PT Ed

Kerissa HansonKerissa Hanson, BA, is the new program coordinator for physical therapy education. Here’s a little bit about Kerissa, in her own words:

“After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri, in December, 2003, I moved to Washington, D.C., where I worked for several years. Upon returning to Omaha in 2006, I began working at UNMC as a Residency Coordinator. I’m happy to join the School of Allied Health Professions!

This summer, I’m enjoying a variety of activities including wandering through the Farmers Market, biking, and spending time with my family and friends. I’m currently reading George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring that Saved the American Revolution, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yeager. Oh, and I love coffee.”

Welcome, Kerissa!