College of Allied Health Professions

Come Home to Primary Care: 2nd Conference in the works

Michelle Buller (Union College), Michael Huckabee (UNMC), Joan Husted (UNMC), Wade Nilson (University of South Dakota), (Liliana Bronner (UNMC), Mark Moran (Lincoln Memorial University, Tennessee), Laura Delaney (Des Moines University), Kyle Meyer (UNMC), Patricia Dieter (Duke University) and Gina Brown (Wichita State University). Other committee members not pictured are David Asprey (University of Iowa), Geri Finn and Lois Colburn (both UNMC).

Recently the Conference Planning Committee representing eight PA programs from across the country met in Omaha to set the agenda for the second Advancing Rural Primary Care Conference. Scheduled for March 23-24, 2017, in Omaha, the conference focuses on the effective utilization of physician assistants in rural primary care teams. Including support from a federal primary care grant, PA programs cosponsoring the conference with UNMC… Continue Reading

2016 Annual CAHP Awards and Forum

Katherine Jones, PT, PhD, recipient of the 2016 Excellence in Research Award

The annual College of Allied Health Professions Awards Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 1:05 p.m. to 2:00 p.m in MSC 3002. This year’s recipient of the CAHP Excellence in Research Award is Katherine J. Jones, PT, PhD, associate professor in the physical therapy education program. This award recognizes significant research contributions and addition to the knowledge of the clinical, scientific,… Continue Reading

PT students give their time, learn valuable lessons

Cassi Collier, front row, second from right, and UNMC physical therapy students gather for a group photo.

About three years ago, some of our UNMC physical therapy students began volunteer work with a young woman, Cassidy Collier, after she sustained a traumatic brain injury from a car crash in 2011. Students in subsequent classes have continued that journey with the Collier family. Cassidy’s father, UNMC’s Dean Collier, Pharm.D., recently shared his family’s story with our current physical therapy students, many of whom… Continue Reading