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Archive: News and Events prior to 2009

The second annual students, faculty and staff fun run occurred over a stretch of 5 kilometers of green space in Lullwater Park. More...

Emory Student Winner of APTA Private Practice Section Contest
Nate Thomas, a third-year DPT/MBA student at Emory, was a winner of the APTA Private Practice Section Contest for 2008. More...

1st Annual White Coat Ceremony
The Emory University Division of Physical Therapy held its first annual White Coat Ceremony on September 6th, 2008, in Glen Memorial Sanctuary.  The ceremony marks the student's transition from the study of preclinical to clinical health sciences and also initiates them in physical therapy ethics. More...

Service of Gratitude Ceremony
After a semester of learning about human anatomy through dissection and exploration, the first year DPT students at Emory hold a Ceremony of Gratitude to honor the people who donated their bodies for study. It is a simple ceremony and takes a form each first year class wishes it to take. The Ceremony is meant to celebrate all aspects of life and so it is always different, always surprising, at times joyful and at times reflective. This year, with song, poem, piano, dancing, and yes, even with struggles with juggling to music and with making a yo-yo fly, the students brought their talents, humor, love and their thanks to this Ceremony. More...

Dr. Jeanne Charles has recently been awarded a K12 career development award through the Comprehensive Opportunities in Rehabilitation Research Training (CORRT). CORRT is a consortium of seven universities whose focus of study fosters diverse rehabilitation interests including: tissue pathophysiology, regenerative medicine, behavioral and social adaptation, movement science, cognitive processes environment, occupational science, and activity and participation across a number of neurological and musculoskeletal diseases. The participating institutions include three leading universities: Washington University School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, University of Delaware and four partnering universities: Emory University, John Hopkins University, University of Miami, and University of Iowa. As a CORRT scholar, Dr. Charles will work with a mentoring team (Drs. Steven Wolf, Andrew Butler, and Barbara Weissman) to further develop her research interests in the sensorimotor control of the upper extremities in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy and in pediatric functional neuroimaging. Comprehensive Opportunities in Rehabilitation Research Training is Funded by: the National Center of Medical Rehabilitation, The National of Child health and Human Development, National of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health.

The Interdisciplinary Comprehensive Arm Rehabilitation Evaluation (ICARE) for Stroke Initiative (R01NS056256) has been funded by the National Instititute of Neurological Disease and Stroke (NINDS) of the National Institutes of Health, effective July 1, 2008. More...

Seven Doctor of Physical Therapy students, two physical therapy faculty members and one physical therapist from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta joined the South Georgia Farmworkers Health Project (SGFHP) lead by Emory’s Physician Assistant program.  More...

Sarah Blanton, PT, DPT, NCS was appointed Honorary Research Fellow, Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences. St. George’s, University of London in November, 2007. In March, 2008 she presented several talks in London, including:

- Translating Evidence into Practice: The Role of the Clinician in Clinical Trials
- Constraint-Induced Therapy – Updates and Future Perspectives.

Steve Wolf, PT, PhD, FAPTA will be presented the John P. Maley Award from the Section on Research for his outstanding contributions to leadership in research in physical therapy. Steve sustained and made phenomenal contribution as a researcher.

Bruce Greenfield, PT, PhD, OCS will be presented the Stanford Award by the Journal of Physical Therapy Education.

Division of Physical Therapy faculty member Marie Johanson, PhD, PT, OCS, presented a paper titled "Influences of Gender and Stretching Exercises on Gastrocnemius Muscle Activity During Gait" at the 4th International Conference on Fitness, Health, & Active Living, which is jointly held for the Panhellenic Association of Sports Economists and Managers (PASEM) and The Sports Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) in Athens, Greece, May 8th, 2008 (conference May 8-11).

Emory is offering a new DPT-MPH joint degree More...

New Teaching Space In 2007, we moved to new teaching space! Read more and see photos...

First Students, Faculty & Staff 5K Fun Run The first annual students, faculty and staff fun run occurred over a stretch of 5 kilometers of green space in Lullwater Park. Read more and see photos...

Press release can be found here:

PT Division EXTENSION newsletter - FALL 2006

2007 Gayle G. Arnold Award Dr. Jeanne R. Charles, Assistant Professor in the Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine will be presented the 2007 Gayle G. Arnold Award for the Best Scientific Paper by the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine for her manuscript entitled "Efficacy of Hand-Arm Intensive Bimanual Training (HABIT) on Upper Extremity Movement in Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy."   

The award will be presented to Dr. Charles at the 61st Annual Meeting of the Academy in Vancouver, BC, Canada in October 2007.

Special Accolades! One of our faculty members, Steve Wolf, PT, PhD, FAPTA, is a co-author of an article that has received not one, but TWO awards for “outstanding article”. The paper “Memory and behavior changes in stroke survivors” by Clark PC, Dunbar SB, Aycock DM, Courtney E and Wolf SL was published in Rehabilitation Nursing, I53:406-413;2006 and was the Editor’s Choice Award Recipient for the J Rehab Nursing and the 2006 Stroke Article of the Year Award from the Council of Cardiovascular Nursing. The study was funded through NINR (P Clark) and the Extremity Constraint Induced Therapy Evaluation (EXCITE) randomized clinical trial funded through NIH (S Wolf). The EXCITE study explored the effect of constraint-induced movement therapy (forced use) of the hemiplegic upper extremity on recovery of movement function among patients who sustained a stroke.

Congratulations! 2006 Emory DPT graduate Ben Braxley has been elected to the office of Membership Secretary for the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia (PTAG).

Online Application is now Available!

Emory and the APTA - More...

Service of Gratitude - More...

DPT classroom panel - More...

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2006 More...

Welcome Incoming DPT Students, class of 2009 Please visit the "For Incoming Students" site for helpful information.

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