College of Allied Health Professions

PT Education working toward cultural competency

by Betsy J. Becker, DPT, PhD, and Dawn Venema, PhD Faculty in the Division of Physical Therapy Education recently participated in a compelling personal and professional development opportunity related to diversity, equity and inclusion with Linda Cunningham, MPA, associate director of UNMC Human Resources. While exploring ideas to enhance the DPT curriculum in these areas, we learned of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), of which… Continue Reading

Bills appointed to associate director

On May 1, 2020, faculty member Sara Bills, PT, DPT, GCS, began an appointment as an associate director in the Division of Physical Therapy Education. ā€œIā€™m pleased that Dr. Bills accepted this leadership appointment. She is a highly-regarded educator and forward-thinker,ā€ notes Program Director Betsy J. Becker, PT, DPT, PhD, CLT-LANA. Dr. Bills joined the UNMC faculty in 2014 in the Division of Physical Therapy… Continue Reading

CAHP faculty rose to online teaching challenge

When learning abruptly moved off campus, thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, College of Allied Health Professions (CAHP) educators and students had to adapt — and quickly. Dean Kyle Meyer, Ph.D., said he was amazed, but not surprised, at the innovation our faculty demonstrated to continue to deliver high quality education for our students. Amber Donnelly, Ph.D., professor and director of the UNMC Cytotechnology Program,… Continue Reading