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2009

Emory Hosted PTAG Meeting

The Fall 2009 PTAG meeting was hosted by the Division of Physical Therapy at Emory University. The meeting was held Friday through Sunday, October 23rd to 25th in the new James B. Williams Medical Education Building. This building is the primary teaching facility for Emory physical therapy, medical and physician assistant students. The beautiful new building utilized by the PTAG members contains state of the art meeting facilities, open lobbies (where the PTAG members displayed their latest research posters), and numerous classrooms. Over 170 members attended the Saturday business meeting and 13 research posters were presented. We enjoyed hosting this event to members of PTAG.

Another Emory DPT Student to Participate in the DPT/MBA Dual-Degree Program

Michael Wang, a second-year student in the DPT program at Emory, has recently been accepted into the Emory Goizueta Business School MBA program. Michael will be the third Emory DPT student to take advantage of our DPT/MBA dual-degree program. Nate Thomas, who graduated in May of 2009, and John Goodrich, who is currently in the MBA portion of the dual-degree program, are other Emory DPT/MBA students.

Emory DPT Program Moving to New Building

The Emory DPT program will be moving to a new building in December. This new space is located on the third floor of the 1462 building on Clifton Road, not far from our current location in the Center for Rehabilitation Medicine. The space will have a large teaching lab and other office and teaching accommodations.

Second Year Emory DPT Students Have Chosen Their Long-Term Clinical Internships

Emory DPT II students have recently chosen their three long-term clinical internship sites in areas of acute care, community rehabilitation (usually orthopedic outpatient) and rehabilitation (usually neuro inpatient). Each of the internships is three months long, and will continue concurrently into their third year of the program.

Emory DPT Program Has Begun a New Interview Cycle for Prospective Students

The Emory DPT program held its first of many interview days for invited applicants. The Division of Physical Therapy is using the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) for the 2010 application.

Emory Alumni Reception Scheduled During the February 2010 Combined Sections Meeting in San Diego, CA

The Emory Alumni Reception will be held on February 19, 2010, from 6:30-8:30 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego. The reception will be held in reception room Sapphire C. Alumni and friends of the Emory Physical Therapy Program are welcome.

3rd Annual DPT Students, Faculty & Staff 5K Fun Run

The third annual students, faculty and staff fun run occurred over a stretch of 5 kilometers of green space in Lullwater Park on Wednesday, October 28, 2009. The Lullwater Estate is a beautiful area on Emory’s campus where the President of the University and his family reside. More...

First-Year DPT Students Participate in the First Interprofessional Team Training Class Among Five of Emory’s Health Professions

On Monday, October 19th, the first-year Doctor of Physical Therapy Students participated in the first Interprofessional Team Training Class among five of Emory’s health profession programs. This class was developed for first-year students from Medicine, School of Nursing, Medical Imaging, Physician Assistant and Physical Therapy Programs. It was the first class in a series of three classes which will occur across two years. More...

Physical Therapy Students Participate in New Opportunities for Learning

Experiential Learning Facilities at Emory School of Medicine
The Emory Center for Experiential Learning (ExCEL) is located in the new Emory School of Medicine building. The center is a state-of-the-art facility encompassing over 10,000 square foot of educational space. ExCEL includes spaces for low-tech task trainers, sophisticated human patient simulators, and virtual reality equipment for surgical techniques. Experiential learning provides the trainee with a safe environment to learn and practice clinical skills. The skills range from basic procedures to sophisticated team-based scenarios. All sessions in ExCEL can be recorded and played back for later analysis and self-assessment. The training is done in a non-threatening environment for the trainee without consequences for an actual patient. The OSCE (Observed, Structured, Clinical Exam) Clinical Skills Center, SIM (Simulation) Lab, and the Fresh Tissue Laboratory are all part of ExCEL. More...

Emory DPT Faculty and Clinicians Support National Physical Therapy Month

Emory DPT faculty members Brenda Green and Tami Phillips, along with Emory Center for Rehabilitation Medicine physical therapists Kelly Imes and Candace James, spent a beautiful fall day on October 3rd at the first annual Graduate Nursing Council’s Community Health Fair. The fair was held at Emory’s McDonough Field. Education provided to the community included information on stroke awareness and prevention, falls prevention, and safe lifting body mechanics. Brain Injury Prevention tips were provided for various age groups as well as information about the Think First program which is a national awareness and prevention program that CRM staff can provide to school-age children.

Faculty Member Zoher Kapasi Invited to be a Panelist on a Symposium About Healthcare

Dr. Zoher Kapasi was a panelist on a symposium entitled “Are we regulating Capitalism out of existence?” sponsored by The Academy of Capitalism and Limited Government Foundation held at University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign on October 1, 2009. More ...

Second Annual White Coat Ceremony Held for DPT Class of 2012

The second annual White Coat Ceremony was held on Saturday, September 12, in the sanctuary at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church on the Emory University campus. 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 – Held on Friday, September 11, 2009 at Canon Chapel

The first year Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students, having just finished their Anatomy course, held a Service of Gratitude to honor the gift of cadavers they received to pursue their studies in anatomy. This non-denominational service was held at Emory’s Canon Chapel and was attended by the DPT program faculty and students along with families and friends of the students. More...

Emory DPT III Student Works with a Patient Who is in the News

Erin Wilson, a third-year Emory DPT student, has worked with many patients during her long-term neurorehabilitation affiliation at Specialty Care of Marietta. The story of one of these patients has recently been described in the local news More...

DPT I Student to Serve on the Global Health Institute Student Advisory Committee

Karen Wilson, one of Emory’s DPT I students, has been selected to serve on the Emory Global Health Institute’s Student Advisory Committee. More...

Emory DPT II Student Wins the Gold at the 2009 World Games!!

Deb Cussen, a second-year DPT student at Emory, participated in the 2009 World Games in Kaohsiung City, Chinese Taipei, as a member of the U.S. Ultimate Frisbee Team during July 19-21. After many games and tough opponents, the U.S team won the gold medal. More ...

Susan Herdman, Emory DPT Program Director, is Recipient of the APTA Marian Williams Award

Susan J. Herdman, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Director of Emory’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and Professor in Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine and Otolaryngology, is the recipient of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Marian Williams Award for Research in Physical Therapy. This award acknowledges the significant contributions to physical therapy through excellence in research. More ...

Congratulations Emory DPT Class of 2009!!

On Monday, May 11, the Emory DPT Class of 2009 participated in commencement ceremonies to celebrate the beginning of their professional careers as physical therapists. More ...

Faculty Member Steve Wolf is the Recipient of the APTA Living Legend Award

Steve Wolf, PT, PhD, FAPTA, FAHA, has been honored with the APTA National Student Conclave Living Legend Award. This annual award was created in 2004 through the National Student Conclave to recognize a prominent physical therapist who has had, and continues to have, an impact the profession through teaching, research and leadership. More ...

Rick Segal Elected an APTA Catherine Worthingham Fellow

Rick Segal, Ph.D., PT, Adjunct Faculty Member, has been selected as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the APTA. More ...

Megan Brock and Lori Northcraft, DPT/MPH Students, Receive Grant for Thesis

Megan Brock and Lori Northcraft, DPT/MPH students, have been awarded a grant from the Emory Office of University-Community Partnerships More ...

Lori Northcraft, Emory DPT/MPH Student, Awarded Emory Scholarship
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Emory DPT Students and Faculty Host the Emory Invitational High School and Collegiate Wheelchair Track & Field Meet More...

Nate Thomas, Emory DPT/MBA Student, Wins APTA Mary McMillan Award

Nate Thomas, Emory DPT/MBA student, has been selected as a recipient of the APTA Mary McMillan Award. The intent of the award is to recognize those students who exhibit superior scholastic ability and potential for future professional contribution. More...

Faculty Member Bruce Greenfield Invited to Become a Faculty Member of the Emory University Center for Ethics

Bruce Greenfield, PhD, PT, has been invited to become a member of the faculty for the Emory University Center for Ethics. This invitation was extended in recognition of Dr. Greenfield’s support of research, teaching, and the practice of eithics and related fields at Emory University. More...

Emory DPT Sponsors the ING Georgia Wheelchair Half Marathon

On March 29, 2009, Emory Doctor of Physical Therapy students and faculty joined Emory’s Department of Rehabilitation in sponsoring the ING Georgia Wheelchair Half Marathon. The ING Georgia Half Marathon is a scenic and fun race through historic Atlanta neighborhoods with the start and finish located in the heart of downtown Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park. More...

2008 Emory DPT Graduate Gives a Poster Presentation at CSM 2009

Yumi Ueda Hutchins, a 2008 Emory DPT graduate, presented her research project at the 2009 CSM in Las Vegas. More...

Faculty Member Honored by Students with Crystal Apple Award

Jeffery Hoder, Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, was honored for his demonstration of Excellence in Professional School Education with the Crystal Apple Award in a ceremony on February 23. More ...

DPT/MPH Student Selected for International Exchange Study

Lori Northcraft, a DPT/MPH student currently at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health completing her MPH year, has been selected as 1 of 7 fellows who will be participating in an all-expenses paid trip to Cuernavaca, Mexico this March. More...

Emory University Alumni Reception at CSM

The Division of Physical Therapy held its annual Alumni Reception at the Combined Sections Meeting in Las Vegas on Wednesday, February 11. More...

Faculty Member Contributes Expertise to Arthritis Publication

Brenda Greene, Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, recently contributed her time and expertise to Arthritis Today, the consumer health magazine published by the Arthritis Foundation. Dr. Greene provided consultation services for development of a web video of exercises appropriate for people with arthritis. More ...

Faculty Members Selected as Recipients of the 2008 Stanford Award

Bruce Greenfield, PT, PhD, OCS, and co-authors, Allon Goldberg, PT, Phd, Steven L. Wolf, PhD, PT, FAPTA, and Catherine L. Curtis, PT, EdD, were selected by the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Physical Therapy Education to be the recipients of the 2008 Stanford Award for their article “Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues of Genomics: Implications for Physical Therapist Education” (JPTE, Volume 22, Number 1, Spring 2008). More ...

Welcome Back Party for All DPT Students

The faculty and staff held a “Welcome Back” party on Friday, January 16th, at the Emory Conference Center for DPT students as they returned to campus for the Spring semester. More ...

APTA CSM Meeting, as Vegas, Nevada

February 9th – 12th, 2009
Alumni Reception will be held on February 11th 5:00pm – 7:00pm
(APTA-CSM, Las Vegas, NV) More ...

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