College of Allied Health Professions

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

DPT students present at Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum

Meagan Reiners, DPT3 student, and Jie Hao, MS/DPT1 student, recently presented research at the Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum on Feb 22. The forum, sponsored by UNMC and Creighton University, provides an opportunity for students in graduate or health professions programs to present their work in an oral or poster format while receiving feedback from peers and faculty judges. Nearly 150 students from Universities across… Continue Reading

Perfusion alums help establish heart program in Rwanda

A team from Bryan Medical Center, Lincoln, NE have been part of a mission trip to establish a heart program in Rwanda. The two perfusionists involved are both UNMC alumni (Rachael Saniuk, a traditional graduate from 2010 and Dan Anderson, a Degree Advancement Option alum from 2012). Rachael described it as an awesome trip. “The windows in the OR open to the outside and it’s… Continue Reading