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Physical Therapy student Elizabeth Nixon receives APTA student award

Physical Therapy student Elizabeth Nixon receives APTA student award

Doctor of physical therapy student Elizabeth Nixon has received the 2016 Student Assembly Outstanding Physical Therapist Award from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

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Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency Receives Accreditation

Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency Receives Accreditation

The Division of Physical Therapy recently received accreditation from the American Physical Therapy Association for its pediatric residency program.

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American Physical Therapy Association to honor McCulloch, Giuliani at June meeting

American Physical Therapy Association to honor McCulloch, Giuliani at June meeting

Division of Physical Therapy faculty member Carol Giuliani will be honored as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the APTA; Karen McCulloch will receive the Lucy Blair Service Award.

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UNC Physical Therapy Professor Carol Giuliani: Aging in Community

UNC Physical Therapy Professor Carol Giuliani: Aging in Community

The Chapel Hill News featured an opinion piece by Dr. Carol Giuliani, which focuses on improving mobility and preventing falls to allow older adults to age in place.

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Givens Joins Faculty As Director of Physical Therapy

Givens Joins Faculty As Director of Physical Therapy

Stephen Hooper, PhD, Chair of the Department of Allied Health Sciences and Associate Dean for the UNC School of Medicine, appointed Deborah Givens, PT, DPT, PhD, as Director of the Division of Physical Therapy.

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NIH Grant Supports Interdisciplinary Research on Walking in the Real World After Stroke

NIH Grant Supports Interdisciplinary Research on Walking in the Real World After Stroke

Dr. Prudence Plummer, Assistant Professor, has received a NIH R21 grant to fund “Real-world assessment of dual-task performance after stroke,” an interdisciplinary endeavor involving researchers in physical therapy, biomedical engineering, and psycholinguistics. The grant will provide $275,000 in direct costs over two years.

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Mercer Selected for Faculty Engaged Scholars Program

Mercer Selected for Faculty Engaged Scholars Program

Dr. Vicki Stemmons Mercer, Associate Professor, has been selected for Class V of the Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars (FES) program.

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UNC PT Recognized for Miami-Marquette Challenge

UNC PT Recognized for Miami-Marquette Challenge

The UNC Division of Physical Therapy received an Honorable Mention Award for the 2013-2014 Miami-Marquette Challenge, which supports the Foundation for Physical Therapy.

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Private Support Helps to Advance UNC PT Faculty Research

Private Support Helps to Advance UNC PT Faculty Research

Private gifts enabled the purchase of the Cosmed K4B2, which will help advance research in the areas of adult onset stroke and cerebral palsy.

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From the Director - Summer 2014

From the Director - Summer 2014

A message from Lisa Johnston, PT, MS, DPT, Interim Director and Associate Professor, June 2014.

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Gisselman First to Complete UNC Orthopedic Residency

Gisselman First to Complete UNC Orthopedic Residency

Dr. Angela Gisselman, DPT, became the first person to complete UNC’s Orthopedic Residency program in the spring of 2014.

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Community Engagement Fellowship Awarded to DAHS Student Research Team

Community Engagement Fellowship Awarded to DAHS Student Research Team

The Carolina Center for Public Service has awarded a Community Engagement Fellowship to an interdisciplinary team of student researchers from the Department of Allied Health Sciences: Tyson Harmon (PhD student in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences), Mei-Ling Lin (PhD student in the Division of Occupational Science), and Gabrielle Scronce (DPT student in the Division of Physical Therapy).

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UNC PT Student Recognized for Service to Latina Community

UNC PT Student Recognized for Service to Latina Community

UNC Doctor of Physical Therapy student Sarah van der Horst recently received the 2014 Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award from the Carolina Center for Public Service. The award, which honors the accomplishments of alumnus Robert E. Bryan (’26), is given annually to five individuals in the Carolina community who demonstrate outstanding service to the state of North Carolina.

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2014 PT Alumni Panel

2014 PT Alumni Panel

Seven UNC PT alumni gathered to talk with current, third-year DPT students on March 24 at the Carolina 1663 restaurant in Chapel Hill. The panelists represented a diverse variety of accomplishments and interests and drew from their experiences to present perspectives on navigating post-graduation life.

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Plummer Joins UNC PT Faculty

Plummer Joins UNC PT Faculty

In the fall of 2013, Dr. Prudence Plummer brought her expertise and passion for neurological physical therapy to UNC Chapel Hill, joining the Division of Physical Therapy faculty.

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Students Spend 2014 Spring Break Serving Tyrell County Residents

Students Spend 2014 Spring Break Serving Tyrell County Residents

UNC Physical Therapy students joined with students from the UNC School of Nursing, the Gillings School of Global Public Health, and the School of Social Work to perform community service in Tyrell County during spring break in March.

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