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Dr. Wecker Appointed as an Executive Editor of Journal
July 7, 2016

SPTRS Pharmacology Professor, Dr. Lynn Wecker, was appointed an Executive Editor of Pharmacology & Therapeutics (P&T).  This journal, which is published by Elsevier, is highly respected in the field with an impact factor of 11. Dr. Wecker will be 1 of 5 executive editors with the others from Imperial College School of Medicine in London, Kings […]

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School Director Appointed to Educational Partnership Steering Committee
July 7, 2016

Dr. William Quillen, Senior Associate Dean, Morsani College of Medicine and Director, USF Health School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences has been appointed as an Education Section representative to the American Physical Therapy Association’s Joint Educational Partnership Steering Committee. The Steering Committee, comprised of members from the APTA Board of Directors, American Council of Academic […]

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National Academies of Practice Inducts Dr. Swisher
June 27, 2016

The National Academies of Practice (NAP) announced the election of Dr. Dolly (Laura Lee) Swisher, PT, M.Div., Ph.D., of Tampa, FL as a Distinguished Practitioner & Fellow.  Dr. Swisher was inducted at a gala membership banquet on April 9, 2016 in Baltimore, MD. Founded in 1981, NAP is an interdisciplinary, non-profit organization, with membership representing 14 […]

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SPTRS Faculty Achieves Specialist Designation
June 27, 2016

SPTRS Faculty member Kenneth Taylor, PT, DPT, OCS, has earned the designation of Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) after recently passing the examination conducted by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. We congratulate Dr. Taylor on achieving this significant career milestone.

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Dr. Musolino Re-Elected to Second Term as President of APTA Education Section
May 27, 2016

Dr. Gina Maria Musolino, SPTRS faculty member and Coordinator of Clinical Education, was re-elected to her second term as President of the APTA Education Section. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is a professional organization representing more than 93,000 and seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical […]

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SPTRS Launches Back Injury Prevention Study with Tampa Bay Firefighters
May 11, 2016

Dr. John Mayer of the School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences along with Tampa Fire Rescue  have launched a $1.3M Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) back injury prevention study to assess the effectiveness of a worksite exercise regimen targeted to reduce the risk of low back injury and disability in firefighters — a physically demanding occupation […]

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Graduation of the transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Students
May 9, 2016

Twenty eight Florida physical therapists graduated with the transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT) degree at the USF Health commencement that took place on Friday evening, May 6, 2016 at the Sun Dome on the Tampa campus.

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SPTRS Faculty Serve on APTA House of Delegates
May 6, 2016

Three SPTRS faculty members continue their terms of service to the national American Physical Therapy Association in 2016. Dr. Gina Maria Musolino, PT, MSEd, EdD, Chief Delegate – Florida, in her second and final term, along with Dr. Becca Edgeworth, PT, DPT, OCS, Delegate – West Central District and Dr. Steve Ambler, PT, DPT, OCS serve […]

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Dr. Tolle was featured in Perspectives Navigating Conferences
May 5, 2016

A successful conference begins with planning ahead.  In an article in the May 2016 perspectives magazine, Ginny Tolle, PT, DPT, an orthopedic resident at SPTRS, speaks highly of the benefits of using a mobile app for conferences, well in advance of attendance, whenever apps are available.  This planning tool will help you make the most of […]

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Commentary Published in The Spine Journal
May 4, 2016

O’Dane Brady, DC a student in the Ph.D. Program in Rehabilitation Sciences at the USF Health School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, Morsani College of Medicine has co-authored a commentary published in The Spine Journal, 2016 Mar;16(3):313-4. Brady collaborated with Simon Dagenais, DC, PhD, MSc (primary author) on the commentary titled “In evidence-based medicine, more […]

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