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SPTRS Students & Faculty Win USF Health Research Day Awards
March 9, 2017

Four SPTRS students and two SPTRS faculty received awards at USF Health’s 27th annual Research Day. DPT Class of 2017 students Roberto Aponte, Jamie Dolley, David Hoke, and Lucas Simari collaborated with faculty mentors Dr. Seok Hun Kim (SPTRS) and Dr. Kyle Reed (Mechanical Engineering) on a poster presentation entitled “Gait Symmetry Following Sand-Assisted Locomotor Training.” […]

SPTRS Faculty to Speak on Rehabilitation for MS Patients
March 10, 2014

In conjunction with Multiple Sclerosis awareness month, Ms. Jeannie Stephenson, PT, MS, NCS delivered a lecture sponsored by the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America on Monday evening, March 10, at the Tampa Marriott Westshore. Her address focused on Multiple Sclerosis (MS) rehabilitation, specifically the physical therapists role in MS Rehabilitation. She also discussed recent research evidence […]

DPT 2015 Admissions Update
November 17, 2011

Acceptance of applications for admissions to the USF School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences DPT Class of 2015 is now closed. Over 800 applications were received this admissions cycle. All completed applications on file with PTCAS by the November 15th deadline will be reviewed by the SPTRS Student Selection Committee. Notification letters to students offered […]

SPTRS Faculty Awarded $264,000 Veterans Reintegration Grant
November 17, 2011

School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences and Communication Sciences & Disorders faculty have received a two year $264,000 research grant, as part of the USF Tampa campus’ veteran’s reintegration program to study the occurrence of “Impairments in Balance, Gait, Vestibular and Hearing Functions in USF Student OEF and OIF Veterans Compared to a Control Group […]

Faculty Member’s Abstracts Selected for Presentation
November 17, 2011

Dr. Dolly Swisher, Associate Professor and Dr. Gillian Sadhi, Instructor were contributing authors of two abstracts, “Negotiating the Maze of Academic Healthcare: An Interprofessional Journey of Collaboration,” and “Don’t be Talking IPE With Silos on Your Mind” which have been selected for presentation at the 3rd Biennial Interprofessional Education Conference- Collaborating Across Borders III to be […]

Faculty Members Selected to Present Poster at Society for Neuroscience Meeting
November 17, 2011

Dr. Huny Kim, Assistant Professor and Ms. Jeannie Stephenson, Instructor have been selected to make a poster presentation, “Use of instrumented gait assessment in people with normal pressure hydrocephalus,” at the upcoming Society for Neuroscience Meeting in Washington, DC in November.

SPTRS Faculty to Present at Sloan Consortium International Conference
November 17, 2011

Dr. Gina Musolino, Associate Professor has been selected to present, “Faculty Development: Blended Learning – Bridging Classroom to Clinic” at the 17th Annual Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning in Orlando in November.

Faculty Members Awarded FPTA Linda Crane Grant
November 17, 2011

Dr. Steven Ambler and Dr. Heather Hartsell have been awarded a Florida Physical Therapy Association Linda Crane Grant in the amount of $4,000 for their project, “Dynamically Designed Orthotics: The Effects on Foot Pressure, Balance and Gait in Subjects with Simulated Neuropathic Ulcers- Implications for the Diabetic Patient Population.”

SPTRS Awarded $1.59 M from DOD for Musculoskeletal Research
November 17, 2011

The University of South Florida School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences has received a $1.59-million U.S. Department of Defense award for leading-edge musculoskeletal research intended to benefit active duty soldiers and veterans and improve military preparedness. The award will fund two major studies – one investigating whether a specific exercise training regimen may protect against […]

Faculty Members Selected to Present at Educational Leadership Conference
November 17, 2011

Dr. Laura L. (Dolly) Swisher, Associate Professor, Ms. Lynne Hansen, Faculty Administrator, Ms. Jeannie Stephenson, Instructor will present “Longitudinal Integrative Student Evaluations Using Standardized Patients: Lessons Learned,” and Dr. Gina Musolino, Associate Professor will present “Health Care Reform: Implications for Preparation of Future Physical Therapists” at the 2011 APTA Education Section Educational Leadership Conference to be […]

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