Johnson Admitted as First Student in SPTRS Ph.D. Program

Ashley N. Johnson is the first student to be admitted to the new Ph.D. Program in Rehabilitation Sciences at the USF Health School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, as announced by Dr. Sandy Quillen, Associate Dean of the Morsani College of Medicine, Professor, and SPTRS Director; and Dr. John Mayer, Professor, and SPTRS Research Coordinator and Graduate Program Coordinator.

The Ph.D. program represents an unprecedented leverage of USF resources by its interdisciplinary linkage of rehabilitation science coursework at SPTRS with coursework from a network of University and community partners within the Tampa Bay community. Its focus is to train future faculty scholars, researchers, and leaders in the emerging arena of rehabilitation science. Doctoral students may pursue an area of concentration in Chronic Disease, Veterans Health/Reintegration, or Neuromuscular-skeletal Disability.

Ms. Johnson will begin coursework and her graduate assistantship in the Fall semester 2015.