University of Nebraska Medical Center

PT graduates recognized at conference

Josiah Parker and Kristin Ostdiek

Josiah Parker and Kristin Ostdiek

Josiah Parker, PT, DPT (Class of 2013) was recognized as one of six national recipients of the APTA’s Minority Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence at the 2013 American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Annual Conference and Exposition held in Salt Lake City, June 26-29, 2013. This award acknowledges the recipient’s demonstrated participation in minority affairs activities & services, the potential for superior achievements in the profession of physical therapy, appropriate display of professionalism as a future physical therapist, and academic excellence.

Kristin Ostdiek, PT, DPT (Class of 2013) was co-author on a poster-presentation at the conference, in collaboration with her mentor, Dr. Patricia Hageman, and other members of an interprofessional research team, related to research conducted on the fitness and activity of midlife and older rural women. Kristin participated in a summer research internship in 2012.

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