Dr. Norman receives highest honor from NPTA

Joe Norman, PT, PhD, FAACVPR, CCS, has been selected to receive the 2014 Mary Ellen Sacksteder Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of Physical Therapy by the Nebraska Physical Therapy Association (NPTA). The award is based on multiple criteria and represents the highest honor bestowed by the NPTA.

Dr. Norman will be presented the award during the business luncheon at the NPTA Fall State Meeting in Lincoln on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

Nominees for this award must be persons who have engaged in the practice of physical therapy for at least ten years, five of which have been in the State of Nebraska, and must be members of the APTA and the Nebraska Chapter.

Each nominee must present substantial evidence of major contributions in at least five of ten areas of professional practice, service and other achievements.

Congratulations, Dr. Norman!

Joe and the giant cookie

Faculty presented Joe with a giant cookie for his accomplishments.

Custer and Vas show off Anatomage table on “adventure tour”

“The table gives students a sharper tool with which to practice identifying particular body systems and how they are affected by disease,” said Tanya Custer. “The idea is to prepare medical professionals more thoroughly and more quickly than before.”

Tanya, assistant professor in radiation science technology education, and Stephanie Vas, MRI program director, demonstrated the Anatomage table to 20 Nebraskans, most from places outside of the state’s major population centers, who participated in the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce’s Reverse Ag Adventure Tour. Read more in the Omaha World Herald>>




Susanne Bishop joins CLS faculty

Susanne BishopSusanne Bishop, MS, MLS(ASCP)CMSBBCM, is a new assistant professor in our Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) Education program. Susanne earned her bachelor’s degree in Education in 2005 from UNO and her bachelor’s degree in Clinical Laboratory Science at UNMC in 2007. She went on to earn a Master’s degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from the University of North Dakota in 2014.

Here’s a little more about Susanne in her own words:

“Prior to joining the CLS program faculty, I worked at Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln, NE for one year as the Laboratory Section Coordinator of Transfusion Medicine. Before that, I worked at the American Red Cross in Omaha, NE for six years in the Immunohematology Reference Laboratory.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and my dogs. I also enjoy gardening and hiking.”

Glad to have you on our SAHP team, Susanne!