College of Allied Health Professions

Allied health joins ACL clinical trials network

Liz Wellsandt and Yvonne Golightly

Liz Wellsandt, PhD, and Yvonne Golightly, PhD, will be co-principal investigators of a new clinical trial unit for the Arthritis Foundation’s Osteoarthritis Clinical Trial Network. The network model was created to conduct clinical trials for patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury who are at risk for knee osteoarthritis. The UNMC College of Allied Health Professions was one of nine sites across the United States… Continue Reading

Student Spotlight: Trent Lubberstedt

Trent Lubberstedt

by Abbey Kegley Trent Lubberstedt is a first year allied health student in the Physical Therapy program. Born and raised in Laurel, Nebraska, he is a recent graduate from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. “I was drawn to Physical Therapy partially because of my own experiences with athletic injuries and the rehabilitation process that went along with them, but also… Continue Reading

Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon

written by Isabel Dycus and Karli Workman – genetic counseling students Did you know that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month? This awareness month was founded in 1985 by the American Cancer Society and Imperial Chemical Industries. The goal each year is to promote early screening to fight against breast cancer.   Early detection of breast cancer can literally save lives, and that’s why we… Continue Reading