Two Division of Physical Therapy students, in addition to their faculty advisor, have received an honorable mention for fundraising efforts to support research.
Dr. Margaret Lee Moore, a pioneer in the field of physical therapy, died June 15, 2016 at the age of 94. A Greensboro native, Moore was instrumental in establishing the Division of Physical Therapy at the UNC School of Medicine.
Alexis Williams, a doctor of physical therapy candidate, was selected as a 2016 Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation Therapy Specialty Fellowship and will participate in the 2016-2017 Boston University Physical Therapy Neurological Residency Program.
Doctor of physical therapy student Elizabeth Nixon has received the 2016 Student Assembly Outstanding Physical Therapist Award from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
The Division of Physical Therapy recently received accreditation from the American Physical Therapy Association for its pediatric residency program.
Division of Physical Therapy faculty member Carol Giuliani will be honored as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the APTA; Karen McCulloch will receive the Lucy Blair Service Award.
The Chapel Hill News featured an opinion piece by Dr. Carol Giuliani, which focuses on improving mobility and preventing falls to allow older adults to age in place.
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Stephen Hooper, PhD, Chair of the Department of Allied Health Sciences and Associate Dean for the UNC School of Medicine, appointed Deborah Givens, PT, DPT, PhD, as Director of the Division of Physical Therapy.
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.
Dr. Vicki Stemmons Mercer, Associate Professor, has been selected for Class V of the Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars (FES) program.
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.
Private gifts enabled the purchase of the Cosmed K4B2, which will help advance research in the areas of adult onset stroke and cerebral palsy.
A message from Lisa Johnston, PT, MS, DPT, Interim Director and Associate Professor, June 2014.
Dr. Angela Gisselman, DPT, became the first person to complete UNC’s Orthopedic Residency program in the spring of 2014.
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).
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.