U-M Athletic Medicine Staff Profiles

Support Staff

Vahan Agbabian photo Vahan Agbabian, MA, ATC
Rehabilitation Specialist

Hired by Athletic Department: 1998
Previous Experience:
    1999 - present Clinical Athletic Trainer, MedSport, Ann Arbor
    1988 - 1989 Athletic Trainer, Bloomfield Hills Andover High School
Education:
    Master of Arts, Western Michigan University, 1986
    Bachelor of Arts, Albion College, 1984
Committees/Memberships:
    National Athletic Trainer's Association
    Michigan Athletic Trainer's Association
Professional Interests: Functional rehab, orthotic therapy
Hometown: Birmingham, Michigan
Hobbies: Family, college football
Email: vahana@med.umich.edu
Barb Hansen photo Barb Hansen, LMSW
Athletic Counseling

Hired by Athletic Department: 2006
Previous Experience:
    Clinical Social Worker private practice/employee assistance program
Education:
    Master of Social Work, University of Michigan, 1986
    Bachelor of Science, Grand Valley State University, 1979
Committees/Memberships:
    National Association of Social Workers
    Employee Assistance Professionals Association
    U of M Substance Abuse Education Network
    U of M Bystander/Ally Training
    U of M Social Justice Conflict Resolution
Professional Interests: Sports Psychology, cognitive behavioral skills
Hometown: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Hobbies: Tennis, golf, reading, singing, travel
Email: barbhan@umich.edu
Caroline Mandel Caroline Mandel, MS, RD, CSSD
Director of Sports Nutrition

Hired by Athletic Department: 2000
Previous Experience:
    1992-2003 U of M Preventative Cardiology Nutrition Specialist
    1992-1997 U of M Weight management coordinator
Education:
    Master of Science, University of Michigan, 1994 and 1995
    Bachelor of Science, University of Massachusetts, 1988
Committees/Memberships:
    Eating Disorders League of Michigan
    Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists Practice Group
    Michigan Dietetic Association
    American Dietetic Association
    American College of Sports Medicine
Professional Interests: Nutrition and athletic performance
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
Hobbies: Family, cooking and fitness
Email: chmandel@umich.edu
Beth Remke photo Beth Remke, MPT
Rehabilitation Specialist

Hired by Athletic Department: 2000
Education:
    Bachelor of Science, The Ohio State University, 1994
    Master of Physical Therapy, U of M Flint, 1997
Committees/Memberships:
    American Physical Therapy Association
    Michigan Physical Therapy Association
Professional Interests: Core stabilization, manual therapy, post-op rehab
Hometown: Muskegon, Michigan
Hobbies: cycling, running, travel, backpacking, kayaking
Email: eremke@umich.edu

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