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Givens to Become Director of Physical Therapy in January

Givens to Become Director of Physical Therapy in January

Stephen Hooper, PhD, Chair of the Department of Allied Health Sciences and Associate Dean for the UNC School of Medicine, has appointed Deborah Givens, PT, DPT, PhD, to become the next Director of the Division of Physical Therapy.

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NIH Grant Supports Interdisciplinary Research on Walking in the Real World After Stroke

NIH Grant Supports Interdisciplinary Research on Walking in the Real World After Stroke

Dr. Prudence Plummer, Assistant Professor, has received a NIH R21 grant to fund “Real-world assessment of dual-task performance after stroke,” an interdisciplinary endeavor involving researchers in physical therapy, biomedical engineering, and psycholinguistics. The grant will provide $275,000 in direct costs over two years.

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Mercer Selected for Faculty Engaged Scholars Program

Mercer Selected for Faculty Engaged Scholars Program

Dr. Vicki Stemmons Mercer, Associate Professor, has been selected for Class V of the Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars (FES) program.

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UNC PT Recognized for Miami-Marquette Challenge

UNC PT Recognized for Miami-Marquette Challenge

The UNC Division of Physical Therapy received an Honorable Mention Award for the 2013-2014 Miami-Marquette Challenge, which supports the Foundation for Physical Therapy.

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Private Support Helps to Advance UNC PT Faculty Research

Private Support Helps to Advance UNC PT Faculty Research

Private gifts enabled the purchase of the Cosmed K4B2, which will help advance research in the areas of adult onset stroke and cerebral palsy.

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From the Director - Summer 2014

From the Director - Summer 2014

A message from Lisa Johnston, PT, MS, DPT, Interim Director and Associate Professor, June 2014.

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Gisselman First to Complete UNC Orthopedic Residency

Gisselman First to Complete UNC Orthopedic Residency

Dr. Angela Gisselman, DPT, became the first person to complete UNC’s Orthopedic Residency program in the spring of 2014.

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Community Engagement Fellowship Awarded to DAHS Student Research Team

Community Engagement Fellowship Awarded to DAHS Student Research Team

The Carolina Center for Public Service has awarded a Community Engagement Fellowship to an interdisciplinary team of student researchers from the Department of Allied Health Sciences: Tyson Harmon (PhD student in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences), Mei-Ling Lin (PhD student in the Division of Occupational Science), and Gabrielle Scronce (DPT student in the Division of Physical Therapy).

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UNC PT Student Recognized for Service to Latina Community

UNC PT Student Recognized for Service to Latina Community

UNC Doctor of Physical Therapy student Sarah van der Horst recently received the 2014 Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award from the Carolina Center for Public Service. The award, which honors the accomplishments of alumnus Robert E. Bryan (’26), is given annually to five individuals in the Carolina community who demonstrate outstanding service to the state of North Carolina.

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2014 PT Alumni Panel

2014 PT Alumni Panel

Seven UNC PT alumni gathered to talk with current, third-year DPT students on March 24 at the Carolina 1663 restaurant in Chapel Hill. The panelists represented a diverse variety of accomplishments and interests and drew from their experiences to present perspectives on navigating post-graduation life.

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Plummer Joins UNC PT Faculty

Plummer Joins UNC PT Faculty

In the fall of 2013, Dr. Prudence Plummer brought her expertise and passion for neurological physical therapy to UNC Chapel Hill, joining the Division of Physical Therapy faculty.

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Students Spend 2014 Spring Break Serving Tyrell County Residents

Students Spend 2014 Spring Break Serving Tyrell County Residents

UNC Physical Therapy students joined with students from the UNC School of Nursing, the Gillings School of Global Public Health, and the School of Social Work to perform community service in Tyrell County during spring break in March.

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2014 Human Movement Science Research Symposium

2014 Human Movement Science Research Symposium

The 11th annual Human Movement Science Research Symposium was held February 21, 2014, at UNC Chapel Hill.

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Slade-Sawyer Appointed Director of NC Public Health

Slade-Sawyer Appointed Director of NC Public Health

Rear Admiral Penelope Slade-Sawyer (UNC PT Class of 1971) has been appointed Director of the North Carolina Division of Public Health, effective March 3, 2014.

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56th Annual PT Commencement Ceremony

The UNC Division of Physical Therapy held its 56th Annual Commencement Ceremony on August 2, 2013 at the William and Ida Friday Center in Chapel Hill.

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Grant Helps Fund Development of Hamstrings Muscle Stretching Prototype

Grant Helps Fund Development of Hamstrings Muscle Stretching Prototype

Researchers with the UNC Department of Allied Health Sciences (DAHS) and the North Carolina State University (NCSU) Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering have received $25,000 in seed grant funding from the Rehabilitation Engineering Center (REC) to further development of a hamstrings muscle stretching device prototype.

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Farewell From the Director

Farewell From the Director

As many of you have already learned through e-mail announcements sent in December, personal conversations with me at CSM, or the proverbial grapevine, I have been recruited to become the Chair of the Department of Health Professions at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, SC, beginning August 15, 2013.

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National AMBUCS Donates Therapeutic Cycle in Support of UNC PT Research

National AMBUCS Donates Therapeutic Cycle in Support of UNC PT Research

National AMBUCS, a non-profit service organization headquartered in High Point, NC, and dedicated to increasing the mobility and independence for people with disabilities, has donated an AmTryke therapeutic cycle and a stationary trainer in support of research by Assistant Professor Michael Lewek, PT, PhD, on the rehabilitation of individuals post-stroke.

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