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Gabrielle Scronce

Education and Credentials

  • Bachelor of Arts, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2006
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2014
  • Physical Therapist License, North Carolina
  • Faculty mentor: Vicki Mercer, PT, PhD

Awards and Honors

  • UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine John B. Graham Student Research Society Member 2015 – Present
  • UNC-Chapel Hill Graduate School Royster Society Fellow 2014-2019
  • UNC-Chapel Hill Division of Physical Therapy Margaret L. Moore Student Recognition Award August 2014
  • UNC-Chapel Hill Community Engagement Fellowship for Graduate Students March 2014-April 2015
  • Rose and Dave Hamm Annual Scholarship for Clinical Excellence in Physical Therapy at UNC August 2013
  • NC PT Association Student Representative to APTA Federal Advocacy Forum, Washington, D.C. April 2013
  • UNC Hospitals Volunteer Association Division of Allied Health Sciences Scholarship August 2012

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Harmon, T.G., Lin, M.L., Scronce, G., & Jacks, A. (2015, March). Talking, sharing and teaching: Improved quality of life and participation of people with aphasia through student interaction. Poster session presented at the Aphasia Access Conference, Boston, MA.
  • Scronce, G., Heatwole-Shank, K., Faldowski, R., Fletcher, D., & Mercer, V. (2015, October). Development of a hamstrings muscle stretching device for older adults and individuals with neurological disorders.┬áPoster session presented at the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association Fall Conference, Asheville, NC.
  • Scronce, G., Zukowski, L., & Plummer, P. (2015, November). Clinical measures associated with obstacle crossing performance for people with stroke. Poster session presented at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine 48th Annual Student Research Day presented by the John B. Graham Student Research Society, Chapel Hill, NC.

Research and Clinical Interests

A lifelong resident of NC, Gabrielle is dedicated to helping older adults in NC and beyond stay active and independent. As a licensed physical therapist, Gabrielle works with older adults and individuals with neurological disorders in the hospital, clinic, community, and laboratory. Gabrielle’s research focus is on community and clinic-based falls prevention programs for older adults.

Affiliated Groups

  • International Society for Posture and Gait Research
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • North Carolina Physical Therapy Association
  • UNC-Chapel Hill Graduate School Royster Society Fellow
  • UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Allied Health Sciences Research Advisory Committee
  • UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement Scholars Program