Physical Therapy student Claire Millman selected as Paul Ambrose Scholar

USF physical therapy student Claire Millman was recently selected a 2013 Paul Ambrose Scholar by the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR).

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Millman, president for the Class of 2015 in the USF School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, was among 40 recipients across the country selected to be an Ambrose Scholar this year.

The Paul Ambrose Scholars Program exposes health professions students to influential public health professionals and prepares them to be leaders in addressing population health challenges at the national and community level. Those selected will attend the Paul Ambrose Scholars Program Symposium in Washington, DC, in June. In addition, Scholars will conduct a community-based health education project at their institution addressing a leading health indicator, such as access to health services; clinical preventive services; environmental quality; injury and violence; maternal, infant and child health; mental health; nutrition, physical activity and obesity; oral health; reproductive and sexual health; social determinants; substance abuse; and tobacco.

Scholars also have a project mentor for developing and implementing the project. Millman’s mentor is Rose M. Pignataro, PT, DPT, CWS, an instructor in the USF School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences.