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.
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