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SPTRS Faculty Published in Journal of Neurology Research
October 28, 2014

SPTRS faculty members, Dr. Seok Hun Kim and Jeannie B. Stephenson, PT, MS, NCS, are co-authors of an article accepted for publication in the Journal of Neurology Research, an open access, peer-reviewed, international journal. “Treatment of Neurodegenerative Ataxias With Intravenous Immune Globulin” was authored by Dr. Theresa Zesiewicz and USF co-authors also included Dr. Kelly Sullivan, […]

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SPTRS Faculty Published in Journal of Cell Physiology
October 27, 2014

Dr. Naoki Tajiri, Assistant Professor in the School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences and the Department of Neurosurgery & Brain Repair, is co-author of a paper recently published in the September 2014 issue of the Journal of Cellular Physiology. The article, titled ”Alpha-synuclein as a Pathological Link between Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury and Parkinson’s disease” […]

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SPTRS Students Attend National Student Conclave
October 27, 2014

Fifteen members of the the USF Health SPTRS Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Class of 2015 will attend the National Student Conclave of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The meeting will be held I Milwaukee, Wisconsin October 30-November 1, 2014. Zazu Garate, DPT3, is a candidate for the position of Delegate on the Student Assembly […]

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Dr. Tajiri Presents at TGH Neuro Trauma Update 2014
October 27, 2014

Dr. Naoki Tajiri, Assistant Professor in the School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences and the Department of Neurosurgery & Brain Repair, was an invited speaker at Tampa General Hospital’s Neuro Trauma Update on October 23. Dr Tajiri presented “Traumatic Brain Injury: A Review of Clinical Management and Current Basic Science Research” in collaboration with Dr. […]

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Commitment to Professionalism Ceremony is Milestone for DPT Class of 2017
October 23, 2014

Forty six students in the DPT Class of 2017, including six recent graduates of the University of West Florida, recited a solemn oath before an audience of family and friends during the USF Health School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science’s Commitment to Professionalism Ceremony held in their honor on October 16. The occasion commemorates a […]

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SPTRS Students Inspire Undergraduates
September 26, 2014

Seven USF Health SPTRS DPT students recently met with the Minority Pre-Professional Science Society (MPSS) at the USF Tampa campus. Along with Dr William Quillen, Director of the School, SPTRS was represented by Jasmine Evans, Justine Boyce, and Kristina Peart from the DPT Class of 2015; Kendra Smothers and Horace Howard from the DPT Class of […]

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Haladay Named to Young Investigator Initiative Program
September 22, 2014

Assistant Professor Douglas Haladay, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, CSCS, has been named a participant in the U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative, Young Investigators Initiative (YII) program. His participation will begin with the Spring 2015 Workshop in the Chicago area April 24-26, 2015. The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) is dedicated to raising public awareness […]

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Altman Joins SPTRS as Director of Development
September 22, 2014

SPTRS welcomes our newest member, Arla Altman, who assumed the position of Director of Development on September 15. Arla brings more than twenty years of experience in the institutional advancement field of higher education. She has served in development positions at SUNY – Albany, California State Polytechnic University, the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and […]

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Dr. Mayer Awarded $1.3M FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant
August 19, 2014

Dr. John Mayer, Lincoln Endowed Chair of Biomechanical & Chiropractic Research and Coordinator of Research for the USF School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences (SPTRS), has been awarded a Department of Homeland Security / FEMA Assistance of Firefighters Grant totaling $1,332,106, including a 5% extramural match from the Florida Chiropractic Research Foundation. This grant, titled […]

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DPT Students Maintain Platinum Status in APTA’s Reach100 Challenge
August 14, 2014

USF Health SPTRS Doctor of Physical Therapy students have once again achieved the Platinum Level of membership in the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Reach100 is APTA’s membership campaign that recognizes schools having 100% APTA membership among students. Representing the next generation of physical therapists, many DPT students tap into the professional organization’s resources to help […]

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