College of Allied Health Professions

PT represents at 49th Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum

L-R: Yuhang Zhang, Zhuo Wang, Dr. Jung Hung Chien, Chun Feng, Jiani Lu, and Chenfan Gui attend forum

On February 17, 2018, representatives from the UNMC Division of Physical Therapy Education attended the 49th Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum at Creighton University.

PT1 student Chun Feng, PT faculty member Joseph Siu, PhD, and post-doctoral research associate JC Chien, PhD, participated, along with students slated to begin the DPT program in August. Those four, currently enrolled in a Master’s degree program through the Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area (MSIA) at UNMC, were Chenfan Gui, Jiani Lu, Zhuo Wang, and Yuhang Zhang.

Zhuo Wang received third place in the oral presentations category for her presentation, “The Plantar Vibration Affects the Strategies Involved in Multiple Obstacles Negotiation.” Dr. Chien received the Sigmi Xi Award of Merit in the same category for his presentation, “Mastoid Vibration Affects the Walking on Dynamics of Gait Parameters in Young Adults While Walking on an Inclined Treadmill.”

This year’s forum featured more than 140 oral and poster presentations with representation from seven states and Canada.

UNMC Division of Physical Therapy Education’s presentations
Podium Presentations:

  • Gui CF, Chien JH, Siu KC. Orthostatic Tremor affects the Balance Control not only in Standing but also in Walking. Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum, Omaha, NE, February 2018.
  • Wang Z, Chien JH, Siu KC. The Plantar Vibration affects the Strategies involved in Multiple Obstacles Negotiation. Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum, Omaha, NE, February 2018.
  • Zhang L, Chien JH, Lu JN, Siu KC. Mastoid Vibration affects the Walking on Dynamics of Gait Parameters in Young Adults while Walking on an Inclined Treadmill. Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum, Omaha, NE, February 2018.

Poster Presentations:

  • Feng C, Chien JH, Wagoner C, Volkman K, Siu KC. Effect of Different Viscous Foods and Liquids on Swallowing Sounds. Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum, Omaha, NE, February 2018.
  • Lu JN, Chien JH, Zhang Li, Siu KC. The Effect of Continuous Sloped Treadmill Walking on Dynamics of Gait Parameters in Young Adults. Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum, Omaha, NE, February 2018.
  • Zhang YH, Siu KC, Chien JH. Mastoid Vibration affects the Postural Control in Healthy Young Adults during Standing. Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum, Omaha, NE, February 2018.
  • Xiao KN, Siu KC, Chien JH. The Effect of Mastoid Vibration on Balance Control during Standing on a Moving Platform. Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum, Omaha, NE, February 2018.

Well done, all!

Top left: Yuhang Zhang with poster; Top right: Chun Feng with poster; Bottom: Zhuo Wang presenting

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