Dana McCarty, DPT and assistant professor in the Division of Physical Therapy, has received a career-development award from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), in order to research parent-administered physical therapy and massage techniques among extremely preterm infants, or babies born at fewer than 28 weeks old. This grant will be an administrative supplement … Continued
Walk MS: Raleigh 2019 connects a community of liked-minded individuals to fundraise to change the world for people who are affected by multiple sclerosis, a debilitating disease of the nervous system that can be difficult to treat. This year, several Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students fundraised and participated in the one-and-three mile walking route, … Continued
In fall 2005, Angela McCaffrey Rosenberg ‘88, and her husband, Marty, answered two life-changing telephone calls within the span of three hours. The first phone call announced the birth of their granddaughter, Parker; the second officially diagnosed Angela with multiple sclerosis, a debilitating, and difficult-to-treat neurological disease. “Everyone’s heard the phrase ‘I’ve got good news, … Continued
Karen McCulloch, PT, PhD, FAPTA, and professor in the Division of Physical Therapy, will be honored as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) at the PT NEXT conference in June 2019. The award is the association’s highest honor. McCulloch is board certified and recognized as a national expert in neurologic physical … Continued
Students and faculty members from the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences and the Division of Physical Therapy traveled to Tyrrell County, North Carolina, for an interdisciplinary service learning trip over spring break. During the trip, students learned how people’s health is impacted by where they live and how to build a culture of health. Doctor … Continued
Melissa Kay, a student in the Human Movement Science curriculum, a joint program between the Division of Physical Therapy and the Department of Exercise and Sports Science, has received a Horizon Award from the Graduate School at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her work focuses on enhancing athletic trainers’ role in decisions affection student-athlete health.
The Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC), a student-led organization that provides health services at no cost to local uninsured and underinsured populations, has selected its incoming cohort of student leaders from the Division of Physical Therapy. SHAC creates a unique interdisciplinary service-learning environment for students across health science programs at UNC-Chapel Hill. To achieve its … Continued
Chris Lane is a third-year Doctor of Physical Therapy student whose journey to pursue becoming a physical therapist stemmed from a back injury in high school. “I became a patient in a physical therapy clinic,” Lane said. “I ended up returning to the clinic to help out and volunteer and really, I just enjoyed it … Continued