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SPTRS Faculty to Present at the 2016 APTA Combined Sections Meeting
Mon, 21 Sep 2015 15:16:35 +0000 The following faculty members have submissions accepted for presentation at the 2016 Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Dr. Laura Lee (Dolly) Swisher: “Professional Identity Formation, Transformation, and Maturation” Dr. Kevin Murdoch: “Scapula-Thoracic and Scapula-Humeral Dysfunction in a Softball Player after Pectoralis Minor Resection for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome” Drs. Steven Ambler […]
SPTRS Students Promote Careers in Physical Therapy at the USF MPSS Meeting
Mon, 21 Sep 2015 12:23:12 +0000 SPTRS students Kendra Smothers, Horace Howard, Shoshanna Rahming, Sarah Thompson and Marvin Morissaint attended the MPSS (Minority Pre-Professional Science Society) meeting to promote careers in the field of Physical Therapy. MPSS is the undergraduate chapter of the Students National Medical Association and it is focused on increasing the number of minority students matriculating into health professions.
SPTRS Faculty to give Presentations at the Collaborating Across Borders Conference in Roanoke, Virginia
Mon, 14 Sep 2015 18:51:14 +0000 Collaborating Across Borders is a combined meeting between US and Canadian Educators. It will focus on interprofessional education, practice, leadership and policy in a North American context. The conference will feature best practices, showcase evidence-based outcomes and lessons learned, and provide a venue for scholarly dialogue and productive networking. The theme, The Interprofessional Journey: Advancing Integration […]
Dr. Teran-Yengle to Participate in the U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative, Young Investigators Initiative Fall 2015 Workshop
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 20:30:06 +0000 SPTRS faculty Dr. Patricia Teran-Yengle has been selected to participate in the U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative, Young Investigators Initiative (YII) Fall 2015 Workshop to take place in Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Stephenson to Present Poster at the IV STEP Conference
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:30:31 +0000 Dr. Jeannie Stephenson’s abstract was accepted for poster presentation at the IV STEP Conference to be hosted at the Ohio State University in July 2016.  The abstract is titled “Relationship between balance deficits and gait variability in adults with Friedreich’s Ataxia.” IV STEP conference is a collaboration of the Neurology and Pediatric sections of the […]
Dr. Mayer Selected for a USF Faculty Outstanding Research Achievement Award
Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:43:09 +0000 Dr. John Mayer, Lincoln Endowed Chair, Associate Professor, and Coordinator of Research of SPTRS, has been selected to receive a USF Faculty Outstanding Research Achievement Award (ORAA). The ORAA is awarded by USF Research and Innovation to faculty with exceptional research achievements accomplished or recognized during the 2014 calendar year, as selected by the . Dr. […]
Dr. Tajiri Awarded Byrd Institute Research Funding
Thu, 09 Jul 2015 20:00:42 +0000 Dr. Naoki Tajiri, Assistant Professor in the School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences and the Department of Neurosurgery & Brain Repair, has been awarded a $20,000 grant by the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute for research on “Stem cell-paved biobridges in TBI with AD-like pathology.” In association with this award he is considered an Associate […]
Drs. Highsmith and Miro Awarded Grant from the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 15:55:25 +0000 SPTRS faculty Dr. Jason Highsmith and Dr. Rebecca Miro were awarded a $15,000 grant funded by the Center for Orthotic and Prosthetic Learning and Outcomes/Evidence-Based Practice (COPL) in conjunction with the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA). Dr. Highsmith is the principal investigator and Dr. Miro the co-principal investigator. The title of the grant is “Concurrent […]

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