Each year, MS Society chapters nominate volunteers to receive national recognition for their outstanding service. Detailed nomination forms are submitted for each candidate and reviewed by panels from around the country. Rosenberg will be honored along with the other Hall of Famers at the National MS Conference in Dallas in November.
“Our chapter nominated Angela because of her dedication and hard work on the UNC Division of Physical Therapy/National MS Society collaboration,” said Kaye Gooch, Executive Vice President for Programs, Services, and Volunteers for the National MS Society, Greater Carolinas Chapter. “We are so excited that she has won this award because of her numerous volunteer hours and work to improve the quality of life for people living with MS.”
Rosenberg realized the paucity of physical therapists trained in the treatment of MS after her own MS diagnosis several years ago in the prime of her career as a faculty member and leadership consultant. She encouraged the Greater Carolinas Chapter of the National MS Society to team with UNC Physical Therapy to develop this groundbreaking scholarship and education program, now designated as the MS Standardized Training and Education Program with University Partners (MS STEP UP: UNC PT). Since the program’s inception in 2008, six DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy) students have graduated after completing the curriculum, and four more are currently enrolled.