College of Allied Health Professions

Welcome new faculty: McKenzie Behrendt, OTR/L, OTD

McKenzie Behrendt, OTR/L, OTD, is a new assistant professor in the Division of Occupational Therapy Education. Here’s more about McKenzie in her own words: Being part of developing the UNMC OTD Program… slightly daunting? Yes… extremely exhilarating? YES!… a dream come true? Absolutely! I am eager and humbled to be a part of this CAHP team and grow the future of healthcare through inspiring bright… Continue Reading

Walking the Talk – at Kearney HSEC

The UNMC-Kearney Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Class of 2020 live the values of their chosen field by “walking the talk,’’ according to professor Pat Hageman, PT, PhD, FAPTA. Dr. Hageman recently taught from HSEC-Kearney with transmission to UNMC-Omaha. During a scheduled break between her lectures, students invited Pat to power-walk with the class on their outdoor trail for 4 minutes of the 10-minute, between-lecture… Continue Reading

CAHP CAPTURE Falls Program Receives National Exposure

Good work doesn’t go unnoticed. Our CAHP CAPTURE Falls team, led by Dawn Venema, PT, PhD, Anne Skinner, MS, RHIA, and Vicki Kennel, PhD, recently received recognition for their work to implement the safe practice of inpatient fall risk reduction. Their project, CAPTURE Falls, which stands for Collaboration And Proactive Teamwork Used to Reduce (CAPTURE) Falls, was recently promoted on the national HRET HIIN listserv… Continue Reading