College of Allied Health Professions

2019 Annual CAHP Awards Ceremony and Forum

Corrine Hanson, PhD, Iman Ahmad, PhD, Barbara Robertson, Sara Bills, and Joseph Norman, PhD

The annual College of Allied Health Professions Awards Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 1:05 p.m. to 2:00 p.m in MSC 3002 and streamed to HSEC 100.

Corrine Hanson, PhD, RD, LMNT, FAND, associate director and associate professor in Medical Nutrition, will receive the Significance in Research Award. This award is based on accomplishments, publications, research that adds significant knowledge to the scientific, clinical, or educational community, and contributions to the College of Allied Health Professions.

The recipient of this year’s Innovative Scholarship Award is Iman Ahmad, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Sciences. This award recognizes a faculty member who has made significant contributions to the advancement of teaching in health professions education through the development of innovative teaching approaches, and who have disseminated their innovation, through presentations and publications.

Barbara Robertson, MA, was selected as the recipient of the Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award. This award recognizes a CAHP clinical instructor for excellence in clinical teaching and significant contributions to the educational development of future allied health professionals.

Sara Bills, PT, DPT, GCS, assistant professor in the Division of Physical Therapy Education, will be honored for Excellence in Teaching. Recipients of this award hold 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.

The College will recognize Joseph F. Norman, PT, PhD, CCS, FAACVPR, professor in the Division of Physical Therapy Education, for his Outstanding Service to the Allied Health Professions. This award recognizes extraordinary contributions in health care, education or service that result in the significant advancement of the College and the allied health professions.

Each spring, in conjunction with the awards ceremony, the CAHP sponsors a Forum on Evidence-Based Medicine. This will be the third year a concurrent poster session will run in Kearney at the Health Science Education Complex. Public viewing of the posters will be from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in the MSC Truhlsen Event Center in Omaha and in the HSEC Commons in Kearney.

The forum highlights student posters in three categories: educational exhibits, critical reviews, and research. This year, 154 students will participate with 93 posters.

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