College of Allied Health Professions

2016 Annual CAHP Awards and Forum

Katherine Jones, PT, PhD, recipient of the 2016 Excellence in Research Award

The annual College of Allied Health Professions Awards Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 1:05 p.m. to 2:00 p.m in MSC 3002.

This year’s recipient of the CAHP Excellence in Research Award is Katherine J. Jones, PT, PhD, associate professor in the physical therapy education program. This award recognizes significant research contributions and addition to the knowledge of the clinical, scientific, and/or educational community. During the ceremony, Dr. Jones will give a short presentation, “Coordination within Multiteam Systems Improves Organizational Learning.”

Darwin Brown, MPH, PA-C
Darwin Brown, MPH, PA-C
Weining Zhen, MD
Weining Zhen, MD

Darwin Brown, MPH, PA-C, assistant professor and clinical director in physician assistant education, and Weining (Ken) Zhen, MD, medical director, radiation oncology and courtesy professor, Division of Radiation Science Technology Education will be honored for Excellence in Teaching. Nominees for this award must have a faculty appointment in the CAHP and demonstrate outstanding skills in directing learning, advising students, and facilitating effective interaction between faculty and students and between students.

Douglas Kristensen, JD
Douglas Kristensen, JD
Charles J. Bicak, PhD
Charles J. Bicak, PhD

Douglas Kristensen, JD, UNK Chancellor, and Charles J. Bicak, PhD, UNK Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, will be recognized for their Outstanding Service to the Allied Health Professions. Each year we recognize someone who has made extraordinary contributions in health care, education or service that result in the significant advancement of the College and the allied health professions.

Kim Michael and Tanya Custer
Kim Michael and Tanya Custer

The recipients of this year’s CAHP Innovative Scholarship Award are Tanya Custer, MS, RT(R)(T), assistant professor in the Division of Radiation Science Technology Education, and Kim Michael, MA, RT(R), RDMS, RVT, program director of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program and Anderson Distinguished Professor. This award was established to recognize faculty who have made significant contributions to the advancement of teaching in health professions education through the development of innovation in the area of teaching, and who have disseminated their innovation, through presentations and publications.

Each spring, in conjunction with the awards ceremony, the College of Allied Health Professions sponsors a Forum on Evidence-Based Medicine. Public viewing of the posters will be from 2:00-3:00 p.m. this year.
The forum showcases faculty and student posters in three categories: educational exhibits, critical reviews, and research. This year, 94 students, 41 faculty, and one staff will participate with 65 posters. Three student E-Learning projects will also be featured.

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