Laurel native receives her Doctorate

OMAHA — At graduation ceremonies on December 14, Betsy (Adkins) Becker received a PhD in Preventative and Societal Medicine from the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC).

Dr. Becker has been selected as the new Director of the Division of Physical Therapy Education in the College of Allied Health Professions at UNMC where she has served as a faculty member since 2013.

Dr. Becker received her Master of Physical Therapy from UNMC and a doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of South Dakota. She also holds a Medical Education Research Certificate from the American Academy of Medical Colleges and is a certified lymphedema therapist through the Lymphology Association of North America.

Prior to joining UNMC she was the founding director of the Southeast Community College physical therapist assistant program. Dr. Becker has practiced physical therapy in a variety of practice settings in Nebraska and Arizona.



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