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Deborah Givens Receives Honor as Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association

July 15, 2021

Deborah Givens, director of the Division of Physical Therapy in the Department of Allied Health Sciences (DAHS), has been named a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The Catherine Worthingham Fellow is APTA’s highest membership category and serves as inspiration for all physical therapists to attain professional excellence. This honor is … Continued

Embedded PTs: Changing the Face of Physical Therapy

September 27, 2020

In a September APTA Magazine interview, DAHS alumna, retired Lt. Col. Drew Contreras, PT, DPT, says one reason for his successful career is that he does his best to treat every patient the same. That skill especially helped him not to be starstruck when he served from 2010 to 2017 at the White House as … Continued

Second-Year Doctor of Physical Therapy Student Leslie Sierra-Arévalo Serves Patients Through Outreach and Volunteerism

October 7, 2019

Leslie Sierra-Arévalo is a second-year physical therapy student in the Division of Physical Therapy who motivates others through her outreach volunteer work.  Sierra-Arévalo volunteers at the Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC), Urban Ministries of Durham, and St. Thomas More clinics. “I think it was something that I grew up with,” Sierra-Arévalo said, “Giving back to other … Continued