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.
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.
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.
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.
The 10th annual Human Movement Science Research Symposium was held March 1, 2013, at UNC Chapel Hill.
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.
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.
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.
UNC Chapel Hill alumna and Physical Therapy Assistant Professor Laurie Ray, MPT, PhD, has recently accepted new leadership roles with three prominent organizations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.