College of Allied Health Professions

New Orthopedic PT Residency Program Begins

by Megan Frazee, DPT The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Allied Health Professions recently launched an Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program this year. The initial cohort of residents, Renee Herbers, DPT, and Caleb Nabower, DPT, started on August 2, 2021. This residency is a 13-month, post-professional training program that includes clinical practice and clinical mentoring at Nebraska Medicine’s Lauritzen Outpatient Center, observation… Continue Reading

Flores, Waltman, and Bilek to present ​findings of 5-year trial at national conference

Prevention of Osteoporosis is a hot topic! Laura Flores, BA, Nancy Waltman, PhD, and Laura Bilek, PhD, are studying bone loss across the lifespan and the best ways to prevent it, both with exercise and with medicine. Dr. Bilek’s lab is interested in how to keep bones healthy across all populations, including pediatric cancer patients, persons undergoing bariatric surgery, and postmenopausal women. Their abstract, “Bone… Continue Reading

Individually Rare, Collectively Common

By Elyssa Gray, Erin Loughney, & Katie Tlusty Rare disease dayOver 300 million people worldwide are affected by a rare disease. In the United States alone, there are over 7,000 rare diseases affecting around 30 million people. Individually, these diseases are rare, but rare diseases are collectively common. Rare diseases span the medical spectrum from mild to severe. Examples of rare conditions include some forms… Continue Reading