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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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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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