College of Allied Health Professions

New respiratory therapy program approved for UNMC

by Karen Burbach, UNMC strategic communications | August 16, 2021 UNMC will launch a new master’s level respiratory therapy educational program to help meet workforce demands that are projected to increase 19 percent over the next decade. The NU Board of Regents on Friday approved the program, which is one of only six “entry-level” master’s degree programs in the country (others are in Georgia, Illinois,… Continue Reading

Scholarship Award Winner Anh Nguyen

Congratulations to UNMC physical therapy student Anh Nguyen, who was recently named an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Minority Scholarship award winner. This national scholarship is offered to minority physical therapy students by the Minority Scholarship Fund, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization supported by the APTA. Each awardee receives a certificate and a monetary award of $5,000. The purpose of this award is, “To acknowledge and… Continue Reading

Grammer serves PA profession, students as PAEA board member

Des Moines University recently published a great article about our PA program director and chair of the department of medical sciences Shaun Grammer, DMSc, PA-C: In elementary school, Shaun Grammer, D.M.Sc., PA-C’07, would finish his homework and circulate around the classroom to assist other students. He enrolled at Iowa State University with the initial plan of becoming a high school mathematics teacher. He instead changed… Continue Reading