Interdisciplinary Human Movement Lab: PhD Student Position Available

October 10, 2019

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

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

UNC Health Talk Features Mike McMorris, PT, DPT

September 11, 2019

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.

Jennifer Cooke ’01 (’03 MPT; ’08 DPT) Named Division of Physical Therapy Director of Clinical Education

September 5, 2019

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

UNC Health Talk Features Jeff O’Laughlin, PT, DPT

September 3, 2019

UNC Health Talk recently featured Jeff O’Laughlin, PT, DPT, who provided five tips for avoiding youth sports injuries. O’Laughlin is an assistant professor and clinical manager of University Physical Therapy in Durham.

Duquette and Maxwell Endow Fund to Support Human Movement Science PhD Students

September 3, 2019

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

Division of Physical Therapy Celebrates 60th Annual Commencement Ceremony

August 9, 2019

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

UNC PT Advisory Board Names Judy White ’68 Board Chair

July 18, 2019

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