College of Allied Health Professions

Welcome new faculty: Kait Uwazurike, DPT

Kait Uwazurike

Kaitlyn “Kait” Uwazurike, PT, DPT, joined the Physical Therapy program on January 2, 2023 as an assistant professor. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and a Doctor of Physical Therapy (2013) both from Creighton University. She is currently enrolled in an academic doctoral program at Clarkson College in the Doctor of Healthcare Education and Leadership program.   With nearly 10 years as a… Continue Reading

Welcome new postdoc research associate: Irene Suh, PhD

Irene Suh, PhD

Irene Suh, PhD, recently joined our research team in the physical therapy program. Here’s more about Dr. Suh in her own words: I am so excited to be reconnected with UNMC since both of my undergraduate and graduate educations were completed within the University of Nebraska System. I have a diverse academic background for me to conduct multidisciplinary study. During my PhD, I applied both… Continue Reading

Student Spotlight: Rebecca Higgins

Rebecca Higgins wearing her UNMC Physical Therapy White Coat

by Abbey Kegley Rebecca Higgins is an Allied Health student in the Physical Therapy program set to graduate in May 2025. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Concordia University-Nebraska. Rebecca’s decision to pursue physical therapy came after her own numerous encounters with physical therapists through her life, and her community instilling in her the value… Continue Reading