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Randy Trumbower, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone:(404) 727-3065
Email: (University)

Office Address:
1441 Clifton Rd., NE
Atlanta, GA 30322


My career goals are to formulate new knowledge and evidence for physical therapy practice and to foster leadership through research, teaching and service. I am committed to an academic career with emphasis on translating mechanistic research to evidence-based clinical application in the field of neurologic rehabilitation. My research goal is to develop robust interventions aimed to improve physical abilities for people with stroke and spinal cord injury. I also am deeply committed on preparing outstanding researchers, biomedical engineers, and evidence-based practitioners to help advance our profession.


2009Postdoc FellowRehab Institute of Chicago & Northwestern UniversityChicago, IL, USA
2005Ph.D.Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of ConnecticutStorrs, CT, USA
2002M.S.Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of Connecticut
1999M.S.Physical TherapyDuke UniversityDurham, NC, USA


09/2010Clinical Loan Repayment AwardNational Institutes of Health
09/2009Emerging Leader AwardAmerican Physical Therapy Association
06/2009Susan Baskin Award for Excellence in Research (1st Place)Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
01/2009Henry B. Betts Innovation Award FinalistRehabilitation Institute of Chicago
09/2008Postdoctoral Fellowship AwardCraig H. Neilsen Foundation
01/2008Clinical Loan Repayment AwardNational Institutes of Health
01/2008Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service AwardNational Institutes of Health
01/2006Postdoctoral FellowshipIllinois Department of Public Health
01/2005Doctoral Dissertation AwardUniversity of Connecticut
01/2005Predoctoral Small Business GrantTherapeutic Alliances Inc.
01/2004Extraordinary Expense AwardUniversity of Connecticut
01/2001Research ScholarshipInternational FES Society
01/2001Research ScholarshipSchechter Foundation
05/1997Honors Graduate, Summa Cum LaudeEast Stroudsburg University
01/1997Presidential Student Employment AwardEast Stroudsburg University
01/1997Sigma Xi Science AwardEast Stroudsburg University
01/1996Alumni Association Scholarship AwardEast Stroudsburg University
01/1996CRC Chemistry AwardEast Stroudsburg University


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