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SPTRS Faculty Hold APTA Leadership Positions
April 29, 2015

Three SPTRS faculty members continue their terms of service to the national American Physical Therapy Association in 2015. Dr. Gina Maria Musolino, PT, MSEd, EdD, Chief Delegate – Florida, in her second term, along with Dr. Becca Edgeworth, PT, DPT, OCS, Assistant Chief Delegate and Dr. Steve Ambler, PT, DPT, OCS serve as Florida Chapter Delegates […]

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Dr. Brady Joins SPTRS FEMA Grant Team
April 22, 2015

O’Dane Brady, DC, joined the USF School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, Morsani College of Medicine in March 2015 as a Clinical Research Administrator for the FEMA grant titled “Worksite Exercise Interventions for Low Back Injury Prevention in Firefighters” (John Mayer – PI). Dr. Brady earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, a Master […]

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Johnson Admitted as First Student in SPTRS Ph.D. Program
April 20, 2015

Ashley N. Johnson is the first student to be admitted to the new Ph.D. Program in Rehabilitation Sciences at the USF Health School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, as announced by Dr. Sandy Quillen, Associate Dean of the Morsani College of Medicine, Professor, and SPTRS Director; and Dr. John Mayer, Professor, and SPTRS Research Coordinator […]

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SPTRS Faculty Awarded New Researcher Grants
April 14, 2015

SPTRS faculty Dr. Patricia Teran-Yengle and Dr. Dustin Hardwick are among this year’s recipients of New Researcher Grants. USF’s Office of Research & Innovation announced that their individual grant submissions have been selected for funding in the range of $9000 to $10,000 each. The NRGs are intended for new, early career USF faculty who may not […]

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Dr. Tajiri’s Research is Widely Published
April 7, 2015

Research Scientist Dr. Naoki Tajiri, Assistant Professor in the School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences and the Department of Neurosurgery & Brain Repair, has co-authored several manuscripts recently accepted for publication. “No pain, no gain: Lack of exercise obstructs neurogenesis” will appear in Cell Transplantation, an Open Access journal. Co-authors include Nate Watson, Dr Xunming […]

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SPTRS Faculty Published in Journal of Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
March 23, 2015

A manuscript by SPTRS Assistant Professor Douglas Haladay, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, CSCS, has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. The article, titled, “Electromyographic and Kinetic Analysis of Two Abdominal Muscle Performance Tests” is expected to appear in a late 2015 issue. This study provides preliminary support for the use […]

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Ms. Atehortua is 2014 Outstanding Staff Award Recipient
March 23, 2015

Each year, USF recognizes employees who exemplify excellence through their daily commitment to the university. Ms. Olga Atehortua, SPTRS Administrative Specialist, has been named a USF System 2014 Outstanding Staff Award Recipient. Olga’s enthusiasm, diligence, and willingness to assist with projects outside of her assigned duties are noteworthy. She handles travel transactions for the USF Health […]

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Dr. Swisher Named APTA Worthingham Fellow
March 19, 2015

Dr. Laura Lee (Dolly) Swisher, SPTRS Coordinator of Professional Education, Professor, and Assistant Dean for Interprofessional Education at the USF Morsani College of Medicine, has been named a Catherine Worthingham Fellow by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The FAPTA designation is the highest honor among APTA’s membership categories and honors Dr Worthingham, an effective, respectful, […]

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SPTRS Faculty Publishes Clinical Neurology Book
March 6, 2015

SPTRS faculty member, Orhan Arslan, DMV, PhD, has published the second edition of his book titled “Neuroanatomical Basis of Clinical Neurology”. His book bridges the gap between the disciplines of neuroanatomy and neurology, aiding the clinician in the understanding of neurologic disorders by investigating their anatomic basis. The illustrations and comprehensive coverage combine to make this […]

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Student Presents at USF Health Research Day 2015
February 24, 2015

Mandy Huster, a 3rd year DPT student, presented a poster at the 25th anniversary of USF Health Research Day held at the USF Marshall Center on February 20, 2015. Ms. Huster’s poster, titled “Systematic Review of Change Scores used to Identify Recovery in the Oswestry Disability Index and Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire,” is based on a […]

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