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Cassidy and Thoma Receive University Junior Faculty Development Awards

February 9, 2021

Jessica Cassidy and Louise Thoma, both assistant professors in the Division of Physical Therapy, have received Junior Faculty Development Awards from the University. The awards are internal fellowships that provide support for a professional or scholarly project. Cassidy, a well-known researcher in the area of stroke whose laboratory focuses on developing neuroimaging-based biomarkers to advance … Continued

Deborah L. Givens, PT, DPT, PhD, Named Inaugural Dr. Margaret Lee Moore Distinguished Professor in Physical Therapy

February 9, 2021

The University’s Office of the Provost has appointed Deborah Givens, the director of the Division of Physical Therapy in the Department of Allied Health Sciences (DAHS), as the inaugural Dr. Margaret Lee Moore Distinguished Professor in Physical Therapy. About Deborah Givens, PT, DPT, PhD Givens directs the top-ranked Doctor of Physical Therapy program, in addition … Continued

UNC Physical Therapist Continues to Serve as Consultant for NC Department of Public Instruction During COVID-19 Pandemic

November 11, 2020

As the physical therapy consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Exceptional Children Division, Laurie Ray, PT, PhD, provides consultation, technical assistance, professional development, and support to school-based physical therapists (PTs), PT assistants (PTAs), school administrators, parents, and families across the state. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic posed significant challenges to our public … 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

Division of Physical Therapy Welcomes Class of 2023 with Professionalism Ceremony

August 21, 2020

The Division of Physical Therapy and the UNC Student Physical Therapy Association (SPTA) officially welcomed 30 incoming students as part of the class of 2023 at a professionalism ceremony, held online in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremony highlighted the division’s commitment to professionalism and to providing high-quality patient care for all. SPTA President … Continued

The Carolina Commitment

August 13, 2020

The Division of Physical Therapy is committed to a number of core values, including those of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our Carolina Commitment outlines these commitments. The Carolina Commitment I have willingly chosen to pursue physical therapy as my profession. I acknowledge this profession requires a steadfast commitment to learning, skill development, application of research … Continued