Erin Hoffman, in our PA program, had her baby!
Welcome Katherine Jean Hoffman, Born May 17th at 3:41pm, 7lbs 7ozs and 20.5 inches.
Pat Hageman, PT, PhD, was recognized as a 2012 UNMC Distinguished Scientist. The Distinguished Scientist award — which is sponsored by the chancellor — recognizes researchers who have been among the most productive scientists in the country during the past five years. UNMC Today article…
Reggie Harbourne PT, PhD, PCS, from the Munroe Meyer Institute, received The Stephen M. Haley Research Award at CSM 2013 last week. This is a national award given in honor of Dr. Haley and his contributions to pediatric physical therapy research. The award recognizes a Section on Pediatrics member who has performed sustained and outstanding basic, clinical, and/or education research pertaining to pediatric physical therapy. Evidence must be given that the published body of research materials makes a meaningful contribution to the scientific basis of pediatric physical therapy.
Reggie met the criteria by having 1) given oral presentations and written articles of the research reported to the appropriate audiences, 2) actively fostered research of others, and 3) her work has been recognized by receipt of grants.
I find out a lot of cool stuff on Facebook. For instance, my friend, artist Rachel Mindrup, has a Facebook page called Many Faces of NF, which features her amazing paintings of people who suffer from Neurofibromatosis (NF). Before I saw her pictures online, I had never heard of NF. It opened a dialogue.
When I asked her where she was showing her work, Rachel said she had about fifty paintings just sitting in storage at the time. She felt compelled to paint them, but didn’t think anyone would care or want to buy them. I told her she was mistaken and that I’d find a way to get them in front of the public. I was thinking of the McGoogan Library of Medicine, or maybe the hallways in Sorrell, or the DOC atrium.
Then, I spoke with Kalani Simpson in Public Relations who also knows Rachel. He agreed that her work would be a great fit, somehow, with UNMC, and before I knew it he’d arranged for her to be part of a Science Cafe in conjunction with Sean V. McGarry, M.D.,
Assistant professor in the UNMC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation.
As part of the Skate-a-thon for Parkinson’s event this year, UNMC will have a “Tricycle on Ice” race, in which fully-grown adults will race tricycles across the ice on Saturday, January 26th at noon.
I am one of several candidates, but only the four candidates who raise the most money will get to race at the skate-a-thon.
UNMC Today will have details, soon, but please consider voting/pledging for me to ride that tricycle to victory for the SAHP. All the proceeds will benefit Parkinson’s research at UNMC.
As a follow-up to yesterday’s post about Thank U cards and in the spirit of the season, here’s a short article from the Wall Street Journal about how a thank-you in the workplace can help your career.
Remember, you can go to our Employee Services site and click on Campus Resources/Vital Thank U, and fill out the form to send your co-worker a Thank-U-gram. Those are limited to 12 per year, but you can also send unlimited appreciation e-cards from the same site.