College of Allied Health Professions

2020 Annual CAHP Awards Winners

Kim Michael, Liz Wellsandt, PhD, Glenda Woscyna, and Alisha Wright

This year, since our regular awards ceremony in May has been canceled, winners of the CAHP annual awards will be honored at the annual CAHP Employee Recognition event held in August. The Awards and Recognition Committee and Research Development and Management Committee is pleased to announce the 2020 CAHP Awardees.

Elizabeth Wellsandt, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, assistant professor in the Division of Physical Therapy Education, will receive the Significance in Research Junior Faculty 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.

Alisha D. Wright BSRT(R), radiographer at CHI Health Good Samaritan in Kearney, 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.

Kim Michael, MA, RT(R), RDMS, RVT, FSDMS, Diagnostic Medical Sonography program director, associate professor, and Anderson Distinguished Professor, 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 Glenda Woscyna, MS, RD, LMNT, assistant professor and program director for the Medical Nutrition Education Division, for 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.

Please visit the CAHP Awards website to learn more about each of our winners.

Each spring, in conjunction with the awards ceremony, the CAHP sponsors an Evidence-Based Healthcare Forum. The 2020 “in-person” Forum has been canceled due to social-distancing requirements to address the outbreak of COVID-19. The poster portion of the Forum is moving to an asynchronous, virtual format, and posters will be available for viewing electronically at the end of April on the Forum website.

The forum highlights student posters in three categories: educational exhibits, critical reviews, and research. This year, 151 students will participate with 86 posters.

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