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SPTRS Faculty Elected to Board of Directors of APTA Orthopaedic Section
December 17, 2014

Aimee Klein, PT, DPT, DSc, OCS, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Post-Professional Residency Education at SPTRS, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Orthopaedic Section, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) for a 3 year term. The APTA’s Orthopaedic Section represents 18,941 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and students, who are interested or practice […]

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SPTRS Director Appointed to FSBPT Education Committee
December 16, 2014

Dr. William Quillen, Associate Dean of USF Health’s Morsani College of Medicine and Director of the School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, has been appointed to the Education Committee of the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT). The 3-year appointment (2015-2017) involves responsibility for educational programming at the federation’s annual meetings. The FSBPT’s […]

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Dr. Stagliano Invited Speaker at Kinesiology & Exercise Sciences Conference
December 16, 2014

SPTRS faculty member Dr Angela Stagliano has been invited by the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) to speak at the 11th Annual International Conference on Kinesiology and Exercise Sciences that will be held in Athens, Greece on July 13-16, 2015. Dr Stagliano’s presentation is, “Is Training in Balance or Strength More Effective in Improving […]

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SPTRS Students to Present at Student-Run Free Clinics Conference
December 16, 2014

Brittany Davis and Emily Ojea, DPT2 students, will present a poster at the 2015 Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on February 7-8. Their poster is titled “Determining a Correlation Between Patient Attendance, Satisfaction, and Outcomes.” The conference will feature poster and oral presentations by students in health professions from various institutions who […]

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Dr. Hartsell Awarded Grant for PAMA 2015
December 15, 2014

Heather Hartsell PT, MDiv, PhD, Associate Professor at SPTRS, has recently received a $4,265 USF conference grant for the Second Annual Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) conference “Caring for Artists and Arts that Heal” to be held at USF February 27-March 1, 2015. Dr Hartsell, who serves on the PAMA 2015 planning and program committee, collaborated […]

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SPTRS Faculty Successfully Defends PhD Dissertation
December 3, 2014

USF Health SPTRS faculty member Jeannie Stephenson, PT, MS, NCS, successfully defended her doctoral thesis, “ Longitudinal, Quantitative Analysis of Gait and Balance in Friedreich’s Ataxia” on Wednesday, December 3rd. Congratulations, Dr. Stephenson!

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Noted Physical Therapy Specialist Lectures USF Health SPTRS Students
November 25, 2014

Dr. Greg Ernst, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Professions at the University of Texas San Antonio Health Sciences Center, lectured second year DPT students on the basics of EMG/NCV studies during their PHT 6285 Foundations 2 course on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Dr. Ernst, an ABPTS clinical specialist in electrophysiologic […]

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SPTRS Professor Elected as Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow of NAP
November 25, 2014

Dr. Laura Lee Swisher, SPTRS Coordinator of Professional Education, Professor, and Assistant Dean for Interprofessional Education at USF Health, has been elected to Distinguished Fellowship in the National Academies of Practice (NAP) and the Physical Therapy Academy as a Distinguished Practitioner & Fellow. The fellowship recognizes Dr. Swisher as a leader in her profession who possesses […]

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USF Health SPTRS Students Participate in Florida Special Olympics
November 18, 2014

USF Health School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Doctor of Physical Therapy Students Brittany Davis, Katelin Foley, Stephen Cabral, Jamie Dolley, Sarah English, Brittany Crocker, Aureen Arellano, Stephanie Lindsey and Kaitlyn Edwards along with faculty member Dr. Huny Kim, participated in the Fall Florida Special Olympics competition held in Orlando.

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USF Health SPTRS Team Participates in Tampa Bay Heart Walk
November 17, 2014

A USF Health SPTRS Team lead by Nancy Emineth, part of USF Health’s and the University’s Team participated in Saturday’s Tampa Bay Heart Walk. USF is the #1 Heart Walk University in the state of Florida.

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