Congratulations to faculty with recent publications

Corrine Hanson, PhD, RD, LMNT

Saathoff, M; Hanson, C; Anderson-Berry, A; Lyden, E; Fernandez, F. “Vitamin D Supplementation Practices in Breastfed Infants in Outpatient Pediatric Clinics.” Journal of Infant, Childhood, and Adolescent Nutrition 2014; 6(2):122 – 126.

Tamara Ritsema, MPH, MMSc, PA-C and Patty Scholting, MPAS, PA-C

Differences in the Delivery of Health Education to Patients With Chronic Disease by Provider Type, 2005–2009; Tamara S. Ritsema, MPH, MMSc, PA-C; Jeffrey B. Bingenheimer, PhD, MPH; Patty Scholting, MPAS, PA-C; James F. Cawley, MPH, PA-C; Prev Chronic Dis 2014;11:130175

This is a national study using large database of EMR to show positive impact of health education by PAs and NPs. This is the peer-reviewed Preventing Chronic Disease online publication by the CDC.

UPDATE on March 21, 2014: This article has been their most popular article so far this month, receiving 2,129 page views since publication on March 6. That is a very high number having only been out 2 weeks, numbers typically seen more toward the very end of the month. There have also been mentions of the article in Medscape, Smart Brief, Fierce Healthcare, and MPR.

Congratulations, Tami and Patty!

 

Stephanie M. Vas, BS, R.T.(R)(CT)(MR), named Director of MRI program

Posted on behalf of Kyle Meyer:

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Stephanie M. Vas, BS, R.T.(R)(CT)(MR), to the position of director, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) program, in the College of Medicine, School of Allied Health Professions.

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Stephanie Vas

Ms. Vas, originally from Ansley, Nebraska, received her Bachelor degree in Radiation Science Technology from UNMC.  She is licensed medical radiographer and holds American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certifications in radiography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging.

Ms. Vas was previously employed as a MRI technologist at the Nebraska Medical Center, where she continues to practice. She joined the School of Allied Health Professions in 2011 as the clinical coordinator for the CT & MRI programs, and has served in the capacity of interim program director since August of 2013.

The MRI program at UNMC is one of only six such programs nation-wide to have attained accreditation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JR-CERT).

Please join me in welcoming Ms. Vas to her new role.

Kyle P. Meyer, PhD, PT
Senior Associate Dean
School of Allied Health Professions

 

Three PT Students presented posters at the Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum

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Troy Goetsch, Megan Bradberry, and Zach Douglas

Troy Goetsch, Megan Bradberry, and Zach Douglas (PT2s) presented posters at the 45th Annual Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum that was held March 1, 2014 at Creighton. Well done!

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Megan Bradberry and Joseph Siu, PhD

Megan’s poster was titled, “Tai Chi as a Balance Intervention for Older Adults: Web-Based vs. Video-Based?”

 

 

 

 

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Zach Douglas and Katherine Jones, PT, PhD

Zach’s poster was titled, “Geographic Distribution of Specialized Stroke Rehabilitation Services in Nebraska.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Troy Goetsch

Troy’s poster was titled, “The Impact of Cognitive Level and Task Difficulty on Spatiotemporal Gait Measures During Dual Task Performance in Older Adults.”