College of Allied Health Professions

Leah Stade a UNK Title IX Trailblazer

Leah Stade receives award

by Kalani Simpson – UNMC Strategic Communications Leah Stade, OTD, academic fieldwork coordinator and assistant professor of the occupational therapy program in the College of Allied Health Professions, was recently honored by the University of Nebraska-Kearney as a 50th anniversary Title IX Trailblazer. UNK marked 50 years of the landmark law, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs receiving Federal financial… Continue Reading

Joe Norman to retire after 30 years

Joe Norman

Joe Norman, PhD, will retire after 30 years of service to the Physical Therapy program in the College of Allied Health Professions, effective December 31, 2022. PT Program director Betsy Becker, PhD, announced Dr. Norman’s retirement with this letter to the College: While I am pleased by this opportunity for Dr. Norman, his absence will be felt by each one of us. Originally from New… Continue Reading

Allied health joins ACL clinical trials network

Liz Wellsandt and Yvonne Golightly

Liz Wellsandt, PhD, and Yvonne Golightly, PhD, will be co-principal investigators of a new clinical trial unit for the Arthritis Foundation’s Osteoarthritis Clinical Trial Network. The network model was created to conduct clinical trials for patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury who are at risk for knee osteoarthritis. The UNMC College of Allied Health Professions was one of nine sites across the United States… Continue Reading