University of Nebraska Medical Center

PT2 receives NASA fellowship

Trent Werner

Trent Werner

Trent Werner, a second-year UNMC physical therapy student and the 2018 PT class president, has been named a NASA Fellowship recipient.

He is conducting research under the supervision of Chun-Kai Huang, PhD, investigating the effects of visual-spatial discordance on fine motor control in order to hopefully develop a visuomotor training paradigm for NASA astronauts.

Trent is a native of Aurora, Nebraska, where he graduated from Aurora High School in 2011. He attended Nebraska Wesleyan University and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science in 2015. While completing his undergraduate work, he was involved in many organizations on campus including Omega Alpha Chi fraternity, Health & Human Performance Club, Phi Epsilon Kappa honorary fraternity, Pre-Health Club, and was a leader in Cru and New Student Orientation programs. While at NWU, Trent completed a senior research project investigating the correlation of medial longitudinal arch height and running economy.

Upon graduation from UNMC, Trent plans to complete an orthopedic residency and begin practicing as a sports and orthopedic physical therapist.

Congratulations, Trent!


  1. Gregory Karst says:

    Being awarded the NASA Fellowship is a huge honor for you, and a tribute to your mentor, Chun-Kai. Congratulations… you’ll learn a great deal and have fun as well.

  2. Tessa Wells says:

    Congratulations, Trent! What a great accomplishment!

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