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SPTRS Staff Member Receives Quiet Quality Award
December 6, 2016

(Left to right: Ms. Sharon Wright and Ms. Carolyn Mercurio Dove) Ms. Sharon Wright, Administrative Assistant to Dr. William S. Quillen, received the Quiet Quality Award for the 2016-2017 academic year. The creation of this award was intended to increase employee recognition for those individuals who possess conscientiousness, an encouraging professional demeanor, outstanding work performance, and […]

SPTRS Director attends the University of Nebraska-Omaha as Visiting Professor
December 5, 2016

USF Health SPTRS Director, Dr. William S. Quillen, recently visited the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Department of Biomechanics Center for Research in Human Movement Variability.  Dr. Quillen served as a guest of Dr. Nicholas Stergio, Director and Founding Chair of the Center, in delivering a presentation titled: “Rehabilitation and/or Science – Why Not Both?” to faculty and […]

SPTRS Faculty Gain Recognition for Contribute to Military Medicine Journal
November 29, 2016

  Dr. John Mayer, SPTRS Coordinator of Research and Professor, served as primary author in the November/December issue of Military Medicine of the article titled; Effect of Lumbar Progressive Resistance Exercise on Lumbar Muscular Strength and Core Muscular Endurance in Soldiers. Dr. William S. Quillen, Director of SPTRS, was also recognized, serving as co-author of the […]

DPT 2020 Admissions Update – Message from Dr. Quillen
November 29, 2016

Admissions for the USF Health SPTRS DPT Class of 2020 closed on November 14th.  Almost 1600 applications were received for the class.  Completed applications of qualified students with all supporting documentation, received by PTCAS by November 14th will now be reviewed by the School’s DPT Student Selection Committee.  The 48 most qualified applicants will be offered […]

SPTRS Faculty Awarded ACSM Fellowship
November 28, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. John Mayer, Professor and Coordinator of Research at USF Health SPTRS, for receiving the fellowship award from the American College of Sports Medicine.  This award recognizes candidates who demonstrate excellence and professional achievement in sports related disciplines through education, publication, and practice. Dr. Mayer, who also coordinates the School’s PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences […]

Military Medicine Special Issue Features SPTRS Authors
November 9, 2016

USF Health SPTRS faculty and staff were recognized as contributors in the special issue of Military Medicine, Raising the Bar: Extremity Trauma Care. Dr. Jason Highsmith was co-author on three publications in this issue. He served as lead author on Differences in Military Obstacle Course Performance Between Three Energy-Storing and Shock-Adapting Prosthetic Feet in High-Functioning Transtibial […]

USF DPT Students Attend 2016 National Student Conclave
November 8, 2016

The APTA National Student Conclave (NSC) was held in Miami, Florida on October 27-29, 2016. USF Health SPTRS students were in attendance to gain additional insight into the field of Physical Therapy. Students were granted the opportunity to attend educational seminars and meet exhibitors, while networking with other peers and colleagues. The NSC aims to educate […]

USF SPTRS Commitment to Professionalism Ceremony
October 25, 2016

USF Health SPTRS held the annual Commitment to Professionalism Ceremony on Thursday, October 20th, in the USF School of Music Concert Hall. This ceremony symbolized the commitment and professionalism the DPT Class of 2019 will exhibit as they embark on their three year journey to becoming future Physical Therapists. Dr. William S. Quillen, Director of SPTRS, […]

Love Your Bones: World Osteoporosis Day, October 20, 2016
October 25, 2016

According to the APTA, thin bones are the cause of 1.5 million fractures per year in the United States, while hip fractures result in a total of 300K hospitalizations. Osteoporosis is a common bone disease among the elderly population in which bones began thinning and losing density, causing an increased risk of breaks. World Osteoporosis Day […]

Global PT Day of Service
October 25, 2016

The field of Physical Therapy aims to make a difference in the community through helping patients live a healthy and active life. The APTA recognized October 15, 2016 as Global PT Day of Service to raise awareness of the field and inform patients of the dynamic role Physical Therapists can play in their lives. Faculty and […]

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