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.
The Division of Physical Therapy has named Jennifer Cooke as its director of clinical education. She is also an assistant professor and assistant director of clinical practice. More than 90 students rotate per year through clinical practicum experiences. The clinical practicum experience aims to train students to be generalists; they must complete four types of … Continued
Colonel Thomas Louis Duquette ’91 and Dr. Sherri Rene Maxwell have established an endowed fund with a gift of $100,000 to provide scholarship support for students who are on track to receive a PhD in Human Movement Science within the Division of Physical Therapy. The PhD program is offered jointly between the division and the … Continued
Graduates of the Division of Physical Therapy received their degrees at its 60th annual commencement ceremony, held at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, on Saturday, August 3. The ceremony recognized 30 members of the class of 2019 and one physical therapist who completed requirements for the Doctor of Physical Therapy. Additionally, … Continued
The UNC PT Advisory Board, which provides guidance to the Division of Physical Therapy, has named Judy White ’68 as its board chair. White will assume duties from Sheryl Duke ’99, who has served as chair since 2008. White previously served as chair from 2005 until 2007. The division noted Duke’s dedication to the program … Continued
Doctor of physical therapy students in the Division of Physical Therapy have received honors for their fundraising efforts for the Foundation for Physical Therapy. The challenge is an annual initiative to support new investigators in the field of physical therapy research. UNC-Chapel Hill students received an honorable mention for fundraising efforts exceeding $3,000.