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Libous to Present at Society of Clinical Research Associates Conference
July 28, 2014

An abstract, titled “Development and implementation of a web-based system to enhance delivery of back and core exercise interventions for clinical trials” by Jennifer Libous, MS, Clinical Research Administrator, and Dr. John Mayer, Lincoln Endowed Chair of Biomechanical & Chiropractic Research and Coordinator of Research for SPTRS, has been accepted for a poster presentation at the […]

Reminder! University of South Florida School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree (tDPT) Program Admissions Closes August 1st
July 22, 2014

Admissions to the University of South Florida School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences/Rehab Essentials tDPT program for the final cohort which will begin studies Fall 2014 semester will close August 1st. Apply at: https://hsccf.hsc.usf.edu/tdpt/ Questions regarding the transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program for Florida licensed and Florida resident physical therapists can be directed to: tDPT-admissions@health.usf.edu.

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Dr. Tajiri Receives $25,000 Grant
July 14, 2014

Dr. Naoki Tajiri, Assistant Professor in the School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences and the Department of Neurosurgery & Brain Repair, has been awarded a $25,000 grant by the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute for research on “Stem cell-paved biobridges in TBI with AD-like pathology.” The award is being funded by the USF Health Byrd […]

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SPTRS Faculty Earn ABPTS Board Certifications
June 23, 2014

The USF Physical Therapy Center, the faculty practice of the USF Health School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences (SPTRS), is setting the pace for Tampa Bay with 100% of its clinical faculty now ABPTS Board certified. The following clinical faculty members recently passed the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialist exam that certifies them as […]

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Board of Governors approves USF PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences
June 23, 2014

On June 19, the Florida Board of Governors gave USF the green light to move ahead with a PhD Degree in Rehabilitation Sciences with applied concentrations in chronic disease, veteran’s health and reintegration, and neuromusculoskeletal disability. The proposed interdisciplinary research doctoral program will be only the second offered by a public university in Florida; the first […]

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Dr. Klein Appointed to Credentialing Services Council
June 17, 2014

Aimee Klein, PT, DPT, DSc, OCS has been appointed to the Credentialing Services Council of the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency & Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE). Dr. Klein will serve a 4-year term on the Council, a 9-member body appointed by the ABPTRFE to implement the accreditation process for residency and fellowship education programs in physical […]

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SPTRS Students Usher at APTA House of Delegates
June 17, 2014

Charlotte, NC was the place to be last week when the 2014 House of Delegates (HOD) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) carried out policy-making for the organization. Three USF DPT3 students served as volunteer ushers during the proceedings: Zazu Garate, Casey Hodgin, and Stephanie Vaughn, pictured here with Dr. Gina Musolino, chief delegate, FL […]

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SPTRS Students Selected as USF’s First MS STEP UP Scholars
June 12, 2014

Jordan Luther and Beth Tillman, 2nd year DPT students at SPTRS, have been selected as the school’s first scholars in the USF MS STEP UP (Multiple Sclerosis Standardized Training and Education) Program. They will each receive a scholarship provided by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) Mid Florida Chapter and will participate in the MS STEP […]

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SPTRS Welcomes New Faculty Member
June 11, 2014

Dustin Hardwick, DPT, PhD, has joined SPTRS as our newest academic faculty member. Dr. Hardwick recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Cleveland Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Center in Ohio and holds a Ph.D. in Movement Science from Washington University in St. Louis, where he also earned his DPT. He brings a strong publication record and […]

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Dr. Tajiri Co-Authors Book Chapter
June 11, 2014

Dr. Naoki Tajiri, Assistant Professor in the School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences and the Department of Neurosurgery & Brain Repair, has co-authored a chapter in Melatonin and Melatonergic Drugs in Clinical Practice. The chapter, “Melatonin: Therapeutic value and neuroprotection in stroke” was a collaborative effort of Dr. Tajiri and colleagues including Dr. Franzblau, Dr. […]

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