The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) has reaccredited the Doctor of Physical Therapy, housed in the Department of Allied Health Sciences’ Division of Physical Therapy, for the next ten years. CAPTE is an accrediting agency that is nationally recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. … Continued
Our faculty bring extensive clinical and research experience into the classroom. They are recognized nationwide as excellent teachers and mentors. They are dedicated to seeing their students (DPT and PhD) and residents succeed. Outside the classroom, they conduct research, practice in one of our faculty practice locations, and serve on grant review panels, editorial boards, … Continued
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a research grant to the Division of Physical Therapy’s Michael Lewek in order to research the ability to predict someone’s likelihood of tripping while walking after having experienced a stroke. Lewek will conduct research alongside He “Helen” Huang, thanks to a partnership with the Department of Biomedical Engineering, … Continued
A PhD Student position is available in the Interdisciplinary Human Movement Lab within the Human Movement Science (HMSC) PhD program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (PI: Mike Lewek, PT, PhD) The student will contribute to ongoing and new research projects related to the role of physical rehabilitation on movement biomechanics and … Continued
Third-year Doctor of Physical Therapy student Joseph “Joe” Douglass has committed to serve in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps as a physical therapist following his graduation from the Division of Physical Therapy, set for August 2020. Douglass, a California native, plans to serve in the Federal Bureau of Prisons, an agency staffed by … Continued
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
UNC Health Talk recently featured Mike McMorris, PT, DPT, who provided tips for staying fit on the fairway. McMorris is the director of the orthopedic physical therapy residency, a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedics, and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists.