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PT Program Director Delivers Prestigous Lectureship

At this year's American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, the largest Physical Therapy conference in the country, PT Program Director Margaret Schenkman, PT, PhD, FAPTA, delivered the Anne Shumway-Cook Lectureship. The Anne Shumway-Cook Lectureship is designed to acknowledge and honor an individual who has made a significant contribution to neurologic physical therapy research and practice. Schenkman described her journey from microbiologist to rehabilitation scientist, discussing the importance of conceptual frameworks in directing research and practice, the evolution of evidence for the role of physical intervention for people with Parkinson disease, and the evolution of emphasis from a focus on underlying impairments to an emphasis on participation of people who live with chronic disabilities. 



Post-Doc Offered to PhD Candidate

Matt Miller, DPT, PhD candidate has been offered a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California San Francisco, Division of Geriatric.


Falvey Presentations Accepted for CSM

Jason Falvey, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA had two presentations accepted for APTA CSM 2019.

February 2019: The Value of Home Health Physical Therapy. (Accepted presentation to the American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting, Washington DC).

February 2019: Leveraging Big Data to Inform Clinical Decisions and Drive Quality Improvement (Accepted presentation to the American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting, Washington DC).
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Ledoux Award Preceptorship Award

Cherie LeDoux, PT, DPT, CLT received a Preceptorship Award from the American College of Rheumatology. The Preceptorship Award is given to those who demonstrate outstanding potential and significant commitment to a career in rheumatology research and aims to support the nation’s top emerging physician-scientists in the field of rheumatology


Lapsley and Kittelson Earn Five-Year Grant

Jennifer Stephens-Lapsley, PT, PhD and Andrew Kittelson, PT, DPT, PhD were granted a five year Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) R01 to investigate Novel Strategies for Personalized Clinical Decisions in Knee Arthroplasty.
 


Post-Doc Receives VA Funding

Jesse Christensen, PT, DPT, PhD, SCS received funding as a VA Advanced Fellow in Advanced Geriatrics (GRECC) for his study titled: Movement Retraining Influence on Joint Contact Forces Following Joint Arthroplasty


Faculty Earn Department-funded Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Research Core pilot awards

Awards aimed at interdisciplinary collaboration, were granted to:

1. Michael Bade, PT, PhD (“Multimodal Edema Management Program Post TKA”)
2. Mark M. Manago, DPT, PhD (“Instrumented motion analysis of hip and trunk movement compensations for people with multiple sclerosis”)




LeDoux Funded by National Institute of Health

Cherie LeDoux, PT, DPT, CLT was awarded the National Institute on Aging Diversity Supplement Award. The study is titled, “Non-Biological Factors of Physical Activity in Persons with End-stage Knee Osteoarthritis.”


​Post-Doc Receives Funding with Veterans Affairs

Jesse Christensen, PT, DPT, PhD, SCS received funding as a VA Advanced Fellow in Advanced Geriatrics (GRECC) for his study titled: Movement Retraining Influence on Joint Contact Forces Following Joint Arthroplasty.


Stevens-Lapsley Appointed to Advisory Board

Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley, PT, PhD was appointed to the Physical Therapy Journal Editorial Board. She was also appointed to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) NCMRR National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation.


Mañago Earns Best Abstract Submission

Mark Mañago, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS earned “Best abstract submission by a trainee” for Strengthening of ankle, hip, and trunk to improve gait in people with multiple sclerosis: a feasibility study; 8th International Symposium on Gait and Balance in Multiple Sclerosis


PhD Students Awarded PODSII PT Foundation Awards

Jason Falvey, PT, DPT, PhD, Allison Gustavson, PT, DPT, PhD and Matt Miller, PT, DPT, NCS received PODS II scholarships from the Foundation for Physical Therapy. PhD Program Director Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley noted, “Usually, there are around eight awards across the country and our students received three of these awards.”

PODS II Scholarships of up to $15,000 each are awarded annually to physical therapists or physical therapist assistants who have been formally admitted to post-professional doctoral candidacy.

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​Christiansen earns Dean’s Doctoral Mentoring Award

Cory Christiansen, PT, PhD was selected as this year’s Dean's Doctoral Mentoring award recipient


Conference Poster and Presentation

LeDoux CV, Seidler KJ, Falvey JR, Forster JE, Stevens-Lapsley JE. “Rehabilitation therapy improves functional performance in Medicare patients with a primary diagnosis of dementia.” [Abstract, poster.] Quality Strategies in Rehabilitation, Center on Health Services Training and Research; April 2018; Boston, MA.


PhD Faculty Featured on Healthy Wealthy Smart Podcast

Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley, PT, PhD and Mike Bade, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT both recorded podcasts for Karen Litzy on PhD, Fellowship and Residency training. They are available to listen to at this site:  http://podcast.healthywealthysmart.com/episodes/


​Research Faculty Accepted to CORRT Program

Dawn Magnusson, PT, PhD and Andrew Kittelson, PT, DPT, PhD were accepted to K12 Comprehensive Opportunities in Rehabilitation Research Training (COORT) Program with an associated award funding 75% of their effort in research for 3 years.





Gustavson Recognized by AMDA

Allison Gustavson, PT, DPT, PhD student, received the American Medical Directors Association grant award, at the AMDA meeting and the Howard Guterman award for best poster: Interpreting the Impact of Physical Function in Skilled Nursing Facility Residents.


Mañago Defends Thesis

Mark Mañago, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS successfully completed his PhD and was promoted to Assistant Professor.


Bade Elected to APTA Committee

Mike Bade, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT was elected to Chair the Nominating Committee for the Ortho Section of APTA.


Gustavson Earns Adopt-A-Doc Award

The Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy Adopt-A-Doc program seeks to recognize outstanding doctoral students committed to geriatric physical therapy. Allison Gustavson was one of two recipients for 2018. Read more...


Miller Funded Research Activity

Michael Miller, PT, DPT, NCS, was funded for his research, Behavior-based rehabilitation following dysvascular amputation: identifying targets for improved activity and participation

(Foundation for Physical Therapy, Promotion of Doctoral Studies: Level I - 2017, Level II - 2018). The goal of this project is to identify psychosocial targets of improved physical activity and movement after dysvascular LLA.



Hadidi U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Research

Acceptability and Feasibility of L. Reuteri among Veterans: A Stress Resilience Model. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research & Development (RR&D) Service.


National Institute on Aging Awards Falvey Project Grant

Project Title: Impact of impaired physical function on emergency room utilization, hospitalization, and nursing home admission in community-based long-term settings. Award Period: December 1st, 2017-November 30th, 2019


​Falvey Earns Adopt-A-Doc Award

The Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy Adopt-A-Doc program seeks to recognize outstanding doctoral students committed to geriatric physical therapy. Jason R. Falvey was one of two recipients for 2017. Read more...
 


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