College of Allied Health Professions

Rita turns the page

Congratulations to Rita Parks Agnew, BSG, Student Affairs and Budget Coordinator for UNMC’s Physical Therapy (PT) program! Rita announced that she will be retiring at the end of May after nearly 37 years of service. Since joining UNMC in October 1974 under the founding program director, Mary Ellen Sacksteder, Rita watched the program grow from 2 classes of 16 students to its present three classes… Continue Reading

Interprofessional Practice highlighted at Conference

The merits of interprofessional teamwork between physical therapists, nurses, and dieticians was highlighted Tuesday, August 17, 2010 during a presentation given by Patricia Hageman, PT, PhD at the Morehead Center for Nursing Practice Annual Workshop. The workshop, held live in Omaha with telecast transmission to Lincoln, Kearney, Scottsbluff and Norfolk, NE, emphasized the implications of research for health promotion practice as related to cardiovascular disease… Continue Reading

Hageman publishes in Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy

The research team of Carol Pullen, RN, EdD; Pat Hageman, PT, PhD; Linda Boeckner RD, PhD; and Susan Noble Walker, RN, EdD, had their findings published in the December 2008 volume of the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy.  Their findings suggest that Internet-delivered weight loss interventions appear feasible and effective for rural midlife and older women.