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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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Lewek Awarded NIH Grant for Research on Improving Stroke Survivors' Ability to Walk

Lewek Awarded NIH Grant for Research on Improving Stroke Survivors' Ability to Walk

UNC Physical Therapy Assistant Professor Michael Lewek, PT, PhD, has received a $400,000 NIH R21 grant to continue his work studying ways to help stroke survivors’ improve their ability to walk. Lewek initially pursued this line of research with the help of a NC TraCS $10,000 pilot grant.

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UNC DPT Student Receives Mary McMillan Scholarship Award from APTA

UNC DPT Student Receives Mary McMillan Scholarship Award from APTA

Leigh Anne McLaughlin, a third-year UNC Doctor of Physical Therapy student from Fayetteville, NC, has been selected to receive the Mary McMillan Scholarship Award from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The intent of the award is to recognize students who exhibit superior scholastic ability and potential for future professional contribution.

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Billie Nelson Named Worthingham Fellow

Billie Nelson Named Worthingham Fellow

Charlene (Billie) Nelson, PT, MA, has been selected as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the highest honor among APTA's membership categories.

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Online CEU Courses from UNC PT

Online CEU Courses from UNC PT

The Division of Physical Therapy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is pleased to offer on-line continuing education courses. The currently offered courses are authored by Michael T. Gross, PT, PhD, FAPTA, and cover the biomechanical properties of the musculoskeletal tissues.

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Hacke Receives Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction

Hacke Receives Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction

Division of Physical Therapy Assistant Professor Jon Hacke, PT, MA, OCS, has received the 2012 Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction from UNC Chapel Hill. Established by the University in 1995 to acknowledge the important role of graduate-level teaching, this prestigious award includes a cash stipend and framed citation.

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USARIEM Grant Supports Research on New Assessment for Wounded Warriors

USARIEM Grant Supports Research on New Assessment for Wounded Warriors

A new grant from the United States Army Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) will help UNC Chapel Hill Division of Physical Therapy Professor Karen McCulloch and an interdisciplinary research team further develop a new assessment protocol specifically designed for military service members who have sustained concussions/mild traumatic brain injuries.

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2012 Human Movement Science Research Symposium

2012 Human Movement Science Research Symposium

The ninth annual Human Movement Science Research Symposium was held February 17, 2012, at UNC Chapel Hill. Students, faculty, researchers, and clinicians from regional institutions attend the symposium to present and discuss current research in an open and friendly environment.

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Running Style Research Featured in News Story on Barefoot Running Trend

Running Style Research Featured in News Story on Barefoot Running Trend

Research on running styles conducted by UNC Physical Therapy Professor Michael Gross and Human Movement Science PhD student Don Goss was the focus of a recent story in the News & Observer.

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UNC PT Alumna Named First Female Head Athletic Trainer in Major Professional Sports

UNC PT Alumna Named First Female Head Athletic Trainer in Major Professional Sports

UNC PT alumna Sue Falsone (MS HMSC ’00) has been named head athletic trainer for the Los Angeles Dodgers, making her the first woman to attain this title in the history of major professional sports. Falsone became the first female physical therapist in the Major Leagues when she was hired by the Dodgers in 2007 and worked in that role through the 2010 season.

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