College of Allied Health Professions

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

Celebrating DNA Day!

By Jessie Poskochil and Charlie King Did you know that James C. Watson and Francis H.C. Crick discovered that DNA is in the shape of a double helix in 1953? This remains one of the major milestones in scientific discovery. Fifty years later, the Human Genome Project was completed, marking the creation of a reference sequence for the entire human genome. These discoveries are some… Continue Reading

World Down Syndrome Day

by Genetic Counseling students Sierra Clark, Madison McPherson, and Emily Toering Many people have heard of Down syndrome, though fewer may be able to answer the question “what is it?” As World Down Syndrome Day approaches on March 21, let’s explore this question with the aim of increasing awareness and promoting solidarity with our friends, family, and community members diagnosed with Down syndrome. Down syndrome… Continue Reading

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