SPTA receives Award of Merit at 12th Annual Golf Tournament

July 12, 2018

Ben Carrion and I had the privilege of organizing the 12th Annual UNC Division of Physical Therapy Golf Tournament on September 29, 2017 at the Golf Course at Chapel Ridge. This was a fun event for students, alumni, local clinicians, and supporters of the UNC PT program to come together to socialize, play golf, and … Continued

Carol Giuliani/Wellman PhD Scholarship Fund

April 5, 2018

This scholarship will honor the dedication and research of Dr. Carol Giuliani. All donations to this scholarship will provide financial assistance to PT PhD students in the Human Movement Science Curriculum in geriatrics and/or neurology. Donate now

UNC Students Take Interdisciplinary Service-Learning Trip to Tyrrell County

March 21, 2018

Twenty-one students and three faculty members from UNC-Chapel Hill traveled to Tyrrell County, North Carolina, to work with community partners on a variety of community activities related to the social determinants of health. The 2018 trip marks UNC’s ninth year of interdisciplinary teams traveling to Tyrrell County to engage in service-learning activities during spring break. … Continued

UNC Students Volunteer at Urban Ministries of Durham

March 11, 2018

As of the fall of 2017, UNC physical therapy students have begun to attend Urban Ministry of Durham, a nonprofit that connects poor and homeless neighbors to food, shelter and a future, to provide PT evaluations and treatments to individuals with limited resources and/or the uninsured. UNC pharmacy students have worked with UMD for many … Continued

First-Year Physical Therapy Students Learn in Baby Lab

February 15, 2018

First-year students in the Division of Physical Therapy gathered on Friday, February 9, 2017, to participate in a baby lab as part of a course in motor development and human movement across the lifespan. The experience is hosted by the program and community-based physical therapists. As part of the baby lab, first-year physical therapy students … Continued

Margaret Moore Professorship

February 5, 2018

The UNC PT Board of Advisors has challenged all PT alumni to support this golden opportunity. Thanks to a generous donation from the Dr. Margaret L. Moore estate, the Division of Physical Therapy has the unique opportunity to establish its first professorship. Dr. Moore made a generous estate commitment to establish the first endowed professorship in her name … Continued

Remembering Ruth U. Mitchell, PT, PhD

January 17, 2018

Ruth U. Mitchell, PT, PhD, of Apex, North Carolina, passed away on January 7, 2018 at UNC Hospitals after a brief illness. She was 85 years old. Dr. Mitchell was a Professor Emerita in the Division of Physical Therapy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was nationally known for her expertise … Continued

Vicki Mercer, PT, PhD, named Outstanding Physical Therapist by the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association (NCPTA)

November 6, 2017

Vicki Mercer, PT, PhD, has received the award of Outstanding Physical Therapist, an annual award given by the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association (NCPTA). Mercer, who has been a physical therapist for more than 35 years, has maintained a love for clinical practice over the decades. In her nomination letter for the award, Deborah Givens, PT, … Continued