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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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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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Segal Delivers Lecture at Northwestern

Segal Delivers Lecture at Northwestern

UNC Division of Physical Therapy Professor and Director Rick Segal, PT, PhD, FAPTA, gave the sixth annual Ann Putnam Kaleckas Lecture at Northwestern University on April 1, 2013.

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PT Students Join Interdisciplinary Team for Spring Break Service

PT Students Join Interdisciplinary Team for Spring Break Service

UNC Physical Therapy Students joined with graduate students from the UNC School of Nursing and the Gillings School of Global Public Health to perform community service in Tyrell County during spring break, March 11-14, 2013.

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2013 Human Movement Science Research Symposium

2013 Human Movement Science Research Symposium

The 10th annual Human Movement Science Research Symposium was held March 1, 2013, at UNC Chapel Hill.

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McCulloch Honored for Service to APTA Neurology Section

McCulloch Honored for Service to APTA Neurology Section

UNC Chapel Hill Division of Physical Therapy Professor Karen McCulloch, PT, PhD, NCS, received the Service to Section Award for the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Neurology Section at the 2013 Combined Section Meeting (CSM) in January.

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Scholarship Fund Honors Sara Fowler Anderson

Scholarship Fund Honors Sara Fowler Anderson

The Sara Fowler Anderson Scholarship in Physical Therapy has been established to honor the life and career of Sara Fowler Anderson, a 1981 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Physical Therapy program.

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MS Scholars Facilitate Free From Falls Program

MS Scholars Facilitate Free From Falls Program

UNC Doctor of Physical Therapy students Cari Eicher and April Fay facilitated a pilot program called “Free from Falls” at the request of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) Greater Carolinas Chapter.

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Ray Elected and Appointed to New Roles

Ray Elected and Appointed to New Roles

UNC Chapel Hill alumna and Physical Therapy Assistant Professor Laurie Ray, MPT, PhD, has recently accepted new leadership roles with three prominent organizations.

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Yu Helps U.S. Athletes Go for the Gold

Yu Helps U.S. Athletes Go for the Gold

UNC Physical Therapy faculty member Bing Yu, PhD, traveled to the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Team Training Camp in Birmingham, England, before the Summer Olympics.

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U-Step Walking Stabilizer  Donated to UNC PT program

U-Step Walking Stabilizer Donated to UNC PT program

In-Step Mobility has donated a U-Step Walking Stabilizer walker to the UNC Chapel Hill Division of Physical Therapy to be used by faculty and students. The U-Step Walking Stabilizer was designed to increase independence and eliminate falling among those with neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and MS.

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UNC PT Class of 2012

UNC PT Class of 2012

The UNC Chapel Hill Division of Physical Therapy hosted its 55th Annual Commencement Ceremony on August 4, 2012, at the William and Ida Friday Center.

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Rosenberg Selected for MS Society Health Professionals Hall of Fame

Rosenberg Selected for MS Society Health Professionals Hall of Fame

UNC Physical Therapy faculty member and Carolina alumna Angela Rosenberg, PT, DPH, has been selected for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s 2012 Health Professionals Hall of Fame. Dr. Rosenberg was recognized for being the driving force behind the creation of an innovative MS focused education track and scholarship program for physical therapists.

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UNC PT Outreach 2012

UNC PT Outreach 2012

UNC PT students, faculty, and alumni visited Guatemala from April 25 to May 3 for the third annual UNC PT Outreach service learning project. Initiated in 2010, UNC PT Outreach aims to meet the needs of underserved populations while increasing cultural competence among future PTs.

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