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Deborah L. Givens, PT, DPT, PhD, Named Inaugural Dr. Margaret Lee Moore Distinguished Professor in Physical Therapy

February 9, 2021

The University’s Office of the Provost has appointed Deborah Givens, the director of the Division of Physical Therapy in the Department of Allied Health Sciences (DAHS), as the inaugural Dr. Margaret Lee Moore Distinguished Professor in Physical Therapy. About Deborah Givens, PT, DPT, PhD Givens directs the top-ranked Doctor of Physical Therapy program, in addition … Read more

UNC Physical Therapist Continues to Serve as Consultant for NC Department of Public Instruction During COVID-19 Pandemic

November 11, 2020

As the physical therapy consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Exceptional Children Division, Laurie Ray, PT, PhD, provides consultation, technical assistance, professional development, and support to school-based physical therapists (PTs), PT assistants (PTAs), school administrators, parents, and families across the state. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic posed significant challenges to our public … Read more

Embedded PTs: Changing the Face of Physical Therapy

September 27, 2020

In a September APTA Magazine interview, DAHS alumna, retired Lt. Col. Drew Contreras, PT, DPT, says one reason for his successful career is that he does his best to treat every patient the same. That skill especially helped him not to be starstruck when he served from 2010 to 2017 at the White House as … Read more

Division of Physical Therapy Welcomes Class of 2023 with Professionalism Ceremony

August 21, 2020

The Division of Physical Therapy and the UNC Student Physical Therapy Association (SPTA) officially welcomed 30 incoming students as part of the class of 2023 at a professionalism ceremony, held online in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremony highlighted the division’s commitment to professionalism and to providing high-quality patient care for all. SPTA President … Read more

Division of Physical Therapy Recognizes Class of 2020 Graduates With Online Ceremony

August 4, 2020

The Division of Physical Therapy recognized its class of 2020 graduates, including six residents, 30 Doctor of Physical Therapy students (DPT), and three transitional DPT students in a ceremony held on Saturday, August 1. The 61st annual commencement ceremony, held online in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, drew nearly 200 participants. Faculty have credited the … Read more

Doctor of Physical Therapy Alumna Anna VerMeulen ’14 (’19 DPT) Works with Patients with COVID-19 at Mission Health

July 21, 2020

Anna VerMeulen ’14 (’19 DPT) joined Mission Health in Asheville, North Carolina, as a physical therapist in October 2019; shortly after beginning her career, VerMeulen began work on a step-down unit treating patients who contracted the SARS-CoV-2 virus. As a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) student, the Gastonia, North Carolina, native wanted to pursue a … Read more