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Your Health Radio Features Mike Lewek, PT, PhD

November 8, 2019

Your Health Radio, an initiative of the UNC School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine, featured Mike Lewek, PT, PhD, in an episode on sleep titled “The Rising Science of Falls.” Lewek is a top researcher in gait-related tripping following a stroke.  

In Pursuit of Excellence: Faculty Grants, Honors, and Awards

October 31, 2019

Our faculty bring extensive clinical and research experience into the classroom. They are recognized nationwide as excellent teachers and mentors. They are dedicated to seeing their students (DPT and PhD) and residents succeed. Outside the classroom, they conduct research, practice in one of our faculty practice locations, and serve on grant review panels, editorial boards, … Continued

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Funds Michael Lewek’s Research for Gait-Related Trips Post Stroke

October 24, 2019

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a research grant to the Division of Physical Therapy’s Michael Lewek in order to research the ability to predict someone’s likelihood of tripping while walking after having experienced a stroke. Lewek will conduct research alongside He “Helen” Huang, thanks to a partnership with the Department of Biomedical Engineering, … Continued

Second-Year Doctor of Physical Therapy Student Leslie Sierra-Arévalo Serves Patients Through Outreach and Volunteerism

October 7, 2019

Leslie Sierra-Arévalo is a second-year physical therapy student in the Division of Physical Therapy who motivates others through her outreach volunteer work.  Sierra-Arévalo volunteers at the Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC), Urban Ministries of Durham, and St. Thomas More clinics. “I think it was something that I grew up with,” Sierra-Arévalo said, “Giving back to other … Continued

UNC Health Talk Features Mike McMorris, PT, DPT

September 11, 2019

UNC Health Talk recently featured Mike McMorris, PT, DPT, who provided tips for staying fit on the fairway. McMorris is the director of the orthopedic physical therapy residency, a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedics, and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists.

Jennifer Cooke ’01 (’03 MPT; ’08 DPT) Named Division of Physical Therapy Director of Clinical Education

September 5, 2019

The Division of Physical Therapy has named Jennifer Cooke as its director of clinical education. She is also an assistant professor and assistant director of clinical practice. More than 90 students rotate per year through clinical practicum experiences. The clinical practicum experience aims to train students to be generalists; they must complete four types of … Continued

UNC Health Talk Features Jeff O’Laughlin, PT, DPT

September 3, 2019

UNC Health Talk recently featured Jeff O’Laughlin, PT, DPT, who provided five tips for avoiding youth sports injuries. O’Laughlin is an assistant professor and clinical manager of University Physical Therapy in Durham.

Duquette and Maxwell Endow Fund to Support Human Movement Science PhD Students

September 3, 2019

Colonel Thomas Louis Duquette ’91 and Dr. Sherri Rene Maxwell have established an endowed fund with a gift of $100,000 to provide scholarship support for students who are on track to receive a PhD in Human Movement Science within the Division of Physical Therapy. The PhD program is offered jointly between the division and the … Continued